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Apprehension over performance amid 3-0 start sees Los Angeles Rams’ fan confidence dip

Issues with the offense clearly are taking a bit of a toll on fans.

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff at the line against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, Sep. 22, 2019.
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff at the line against the Cleveland Browns in Week 3, Sep. 22, 2019.
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Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the offseason, we send 32 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Los Angeles Rams fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Has Rams Head Coach Sean McVay’s offense been figured out?

What’s going on with the Rams on 3rd-and-short?

How do we fix the offense?

This week’s reaction to the 2019 Rams coming out of the Week 3 win over the Cleveland Browns has been one less of celebration and one more of consternation over the Rams’ offense that clearly hasn’t matched up to the 2018 outputs at this point.

That consternation is reflected in this week’s FanPulse numbers as Rams fans registered a season-low confidence level:

For the first time since last season, confidence has dipped into the 80s to 86% this week. The sky’s hardly falling though. That’s still the 7th-highest confidence mark, and it’s above Buffalo Bills fans’ confidence rate via Buffalo Rumblings of 84%, the lowest among 3-0 teams.

Could be worse.

Look at what happened to Browns fans’ confidence rate via Dawgs By Nature after the Rams got the Sunday Night Football win in Believeland:

Or the Rams’ Week 4 opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their fans’ confidence rate via Bucs Nation:

So we can do both. We can appreciate being 3-0 and riding high above the volatility of so many other fan bases while being fairly concerned and/or critical of an offense that just hasn’t hit its peak yet.

Clearly, we’re doing just that.

National question of the week: which team without a win yet is making the postseason?

Not a ton of great options. And shout out to Denver Broncos fans. They are quite large in number, and they’re still clicking for their team after missing out on the playoffs the last three years and struggling mightily on offense under first-year Head Coach Vic Fangio.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Steelers just came up a little short in the last two weeks. In Week 2, they were 2 points off at home against the Seattle Seahawks. And they had a lead in the fourth quarter against the San Francisco 49ers, but came up four points short on the road. There’s reason to buy the Steelers, but the three losses to open the season certainly are going to force them to turn things around immediately if they want to get into the playoffs this year. We’ll see if they can do just that on Monday Night Football at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Should they fail to...welp. Might wanna consider this graphic old news!

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