Week 6: Patriots fans are back as one of the top 10 most confident fan bases in the NFL

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It’s amazing what a couple of wins can do for the confidence of a fan base. Back in week 4, after back-to-back losses to the Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions, fans of the New England Patriots were experiencing a low point.

According to our poll, only 31% of Patriots fans were confident in the team, the sixth-lowest mark in the league- ahead of only the Pittsburgh Steelers (26%), Denver Broncos (23%), Houston Texans (12%), Dallas Cowboys (6%), and Arizona Cardinals (5%).

After beating the Miami Dolphins, Patriots fans’ confidence skyrocketed back up to 73%, which ranked 13th overall in the league.

Another week later and a victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the pocket and Patriots fans’ confidence crept up to 75% and back into the top ten.

  1. Los Angeles Rams (100%)
  2. Kansas City Chiefs (99%)
  3. New Orleans Saints (97%)
  4. Cleveland Browns (96%) (adorable)
  5. Chicago Bears (96%)
  6. Cincinnati Bengals (87%)
  7. Indianapolis Colts (84%) (what)
  8. Carolina Panthers (84%)
  9. New England Patriots (75%)
  10. Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings (70%)

Good for Browns and Colts fans for having so much confidence in their teams!

Patriots fans also expect to defeat the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football by an average of 1 point, while Chiefs fans expect to win on the road by an average of 5 points. Splitting the difference suggests a Chiefs victory by 2 points. We’ll see how this game plays out!


How confident are you in the Patriots beating the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football?

  • 15%

    Very confident

    (30 votes)

  • 33%

    A little confident

    (63 votes)

  • 23%


    (45 votes)

  • 15%

    A little unconfident

    (30 votes)

  • 10%

    Very unconfident

    (20 votes)

188 votes total

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