Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Browns fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
The Week 6 polls are in, so let’s look at the results to see how optimistic Browns fans are getting!
How confident are you in the direction of the team?
Last week: 83 percent confidence
This week, 96% of fans voted for their confidence in the direction of the Browns, a 13% increase from last week. Cleveland has now bounced exactly from 83% to 96% from Weeks 3 to 4, and now from Weeks 5 to 6, to correspond with the team’s wins and losses.
The 96% confidence mark is the highest in the AFC North. If you recall, the Ravens were at a perfect 100% last week. All it took was one loss to the Browns for that confidence to plummet to 42%! The Bengals are at 87% confidence, while the Steelers are at 36% confidence.
Will the Browns make the playoffs?
In a new question this week, fans were asked if they thought the Browns would make the playoffs. Some may look at 43% of fans saying “yes” as being way too optimistic, but I actually see it as quite reserved. The 96% confidence from early shows that fans really like the overall direction the team is headed, but aren’t convinced that will lead to an immediate playoff spot in 2018.
Will the Browns win or lose in Week 5?
Odds: Chargers are 1.5-point favorites
Dawgs By Nature FanPulse: Browns by 5
Bolts from the Blue FanPulse: Chargers by 6
Each fanbase is confidence in their respective team’s chances of winning this week.
Who is the best team in the NFL?
Between the Rams and the Chiefs, fans across all SB Nation sites gave the honor to the Rams of being the best team in the NFL. That was my selection too — but it would be a heck of a game to see if they squared off against each other.