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Checking in on fan confidence around the AFC West

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As expected, Kansas City fans are far more confident than the rest of the division.

NFL: DEC 01 Raiders at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Many of you here at Arrowhead Pride began voting on various things concerning the Kansas City Chiefs and matters across the NFL last year and this past offseason. This is part of SB Nation’s FanPulse tool, which sends weekly questions to the city’s most plugged-in and dedicated Chiefs fans via email.

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Let’s see what happened to fan base confidence heading into Week 14:

Trends

  • After reaching as high as 98% after Weeks 2 and 3, Chiefs fans’ confidence hit 55% following the 19-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, then it dropped to a season-low 37% ahead of Thursday Night Football against the Denver Broncos.
  • Following the 30-6 win on Thursday night against the division rival, fan confidence was back up to 71%. It was up to 79% despite the Chiefs dropping the game to the Packers.
  • After Matt Moore and the Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings, fan confidence was up to 90%, the highest rating since Week 5 (94%).
  • The fan confidence rating was cut in half following the Chiefs’ 35-32 loss to the Tennessee Titans, coming in at 45%, but Monday night’s win against the Chargers boosted it back up to 60%.
  • Following the bye, three in every four Chiefs fans (75%) said they were confident in the direction of the team. That number is up to 82% after the 40-9 win over the Raiders. That is the highest rating since Week 10.

Around the AFC West

The Chiefs’ confidence rating is 26 points ahead of the rest of the AFC West.

  • Chiefs: 82%
  • Broncos: 56%
  • Raiders: 45%
  • Chargers: 11%

This week, FanPulse asked three national questions:

  • The majority of the league’s fans believe the Bills won’t win the AFC West, the Ravens are the NFL’s best team and the Cowboys will win the NFC East (Note: the poll was given before Dallas lost to the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football).

Poll

Do you agree with this week’s FanPulse results?

This poll is closed

  • 52%
    Yes
    (196 votes)
  • 47%
    No
    (177 votes)
373 votes total Vote Now