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FanPulse: Chiefs fans are riding the wave into Week 3

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Chiefs fans are the AFC West’s most confident, and it isn’t close.

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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 has happened to fan base confidence following Week 2:

  • At preseason Week 1, 99 percent of Chiefs fans were confident in the direction of the team. That number has only dipped 1 percent, to 98 percent, headed into the Chiefs’ Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Following the Chiefs’ Week 1 win against the Jaguars, 95 percent of Chiefs fans felt confident in the direction of the team, a slight fall from the previous week.
  • Chiefs fans’ confidence is back up to 98 percent following the 28-10 win against the Oakland Raiders in Week 2.

Now let’s check in around the AFC West:

  • As we said earlier, the Chiefs lead the division with 98 percent fan base confidence.
  • The rest of the division falls as follows: Raiders (58 percent), Broncos (24 percent) and the Chargers (20 percent). The Chargers are coming off a loss to the Detroit Lions and the Broncos are 0-2, having lost to the Raiders and Chicago Bears.

In the national question, fans were asked about which head coach will be let go by their respective team first.

  • Washington’s Jay Gruden (26 percent) leads the way, with Jacksonville’s Doug Marrone (25 percent) close behind. Carolina’s Ron Rivera (22 percent), New York’s Pat Shurmur (20 percent) and Houston’s Bill O’ Brien (7 percent) round out the rest of the field.