The third week of SB Nation Reacts voting is in, heading into Week 6 of the NFL season. If you haven’t signed up to vote each week, you can do so here.
The week-to-week confidence meter among Browns remained the same, staying at 94% this week. You would think that a big win over the Indianapolis Colts would tick the meter higher, but once you’re this high, staying steady is still an expression of high confidence. If fans are still worried about anything, it would be the team’s defensive concerns.
Despite being undefeated, confidence among Steelers fans has slowly dropped to 82%, probably because fans are not pleased that teams like Denver and Philadelphia have been competitive so late into games against them.
There were two other national polls. The first one asked fans if mid-week games would become the norm this season, and I think the answer has to be “yes.” Even if there are cases where a key player tests positive, the NFL might want those extra day or two of schedule padding to make sure the rest of the teams’ tests come back positive. There also is the benefit of the NFL getting a trial-by-fire on how national audience games fare on other days of the week.
The other national poll asked fans which game they are most excited by this week. Even though the Browns vs. Steelers game wasn’t at the top of the list, I was pretty surprised that our game finished ahead of the Packers vs. Buccaneers game.