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Browns fans’ confidence back up to 41% heading into Steelers game

A win or loss against Pittsburgh could determine the direction the confidence meter goes the rest of the season.

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This week’s FanPulse voting results are in, heading into Week 11 of the NFL season. If you haven’t signed up to vote each week, you can still do so here.

The Browns confidence dropped 24 percentage points from 17% to 41% between Weeks 10 and 11. The sharp decline was halted by a late victory over the Buffalo Bills, but next up is a big division game against the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight. If Cleveland wins, confidence should shoot through the roof. If the Browns lose, then I’d expect it to plummet, as it would mean they’d fall three games back of Pittsburgh, who aren’t even leading the AFC North.

There were two national polls this week. The first one asked what the most exciting game left on the 2019 NFL schedule was. I voted for Chiefs vs. Patriots in Week 14, but I cast that vote before I saw the 49ers vs. Seahawks’ first game this past week. It’ll be really fun to see that match-up in Week 17, which could be for the division title and a first-round bye. That has to be the early favorite for the game to be flexed into Sunday Night Football.

The next national question asked which of four listed teams will make the playoffs between the Panthers, Rams, Steelers, and Raiders. I hope the Browns can climb up to that consideration soon, but I picked the Raiders. The AFC will be easier to make it as a wildcard team, and Oakland is playing competitive each week.