Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged-in Kansas City Chiefs fans. With nine games down — and eight to go — we asked Kansas City fans to vote on their midseason Most Valuable Players.
Rookie center Creed Humphrey led the way for Chiefs’ fans, with nearly half the fan base (45%) voting Humphrey. Pro Football Focus currently grades Humphrey as the league’s best center, period. Others receiving votes were wide receiver Tyreek Hill at 33%, tight end Travis Kelce at 11% and quarterback Patrick Mahomes at 9%.
Rookies continued to rule with linebacker Nick Bolton garnering 65% of the fans’ votes for defensive MVP. Bolton is currently more than 20 tackles ahead of the rest of the team. Safety Tyrann Mathieu was next up with 16%, followed by linebacker Willie Gay Jr. at 12% and defensive lineman Chris Jones at 7%.
Kansas City confidence
More than half of the Chiefs’ fan base is back in after the team’s 13-7 win over the Green Bay Packers. The number jumped up to 58% this week after being less than half of that figure last week.
That number would continue to grow if the Chiefs — currently at 2.5-point favorites on Sunday Night Football, according to DraftKings Sportsbook — can knock off the Raiders on in Las Vegas.
Reacts national voting
As a whole, NFL fans think that Sunday Night Football’s adversaries are on two very different trajectories.
45% of NFL fans believe the Raiders — currently the AFC’s No. 5 seed — will fall out of playoff contention.
Meanwhile, 48% of NFL fans believe the Chiefs — currently the AFC’s No. 8 seed — will make the postseason.
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