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Has Detroit Lions fan confidence dropped after Monday’s screwjob?

Did Monday’s loss cause Lions fans to lose confidence in the team or will most deflect due to ref negligence?

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Each week, we like to provide our fanbase with the pulse of an average fan using our weekly survey data via FanPulse. It’s a fun way to track fan confidence in the Detroit Lions as they work their way through another tumultuous season.

This week, it’s a little tricky. These surveys get sent out Monday morning, and, as you probably already know, the Lions didn’t play until Monday night this week. That means much of our data—assuming the majority of people filled out their survey before Monday’s game—is worthless.

The data we have from Week 7 seems to agree with that hypothesis:

Fan confidence dropped just a single percentage point, from 87 percent to 86.

Of course, fan confidence has every reason to stay somewhat level after “Monday Night Football.” The Detroit Lions gave the first-place Green Bay Packers all they could handle in Lambeau, but their last-ditch efforts to preserve a lead were squashed by the officials, who extended back-to-back Packers scoring drives with questionable-at-best penalties.

But fans are emotional beings, and I’m guessing the needle would have moved a lot more had we done this poll on Tuesday morning. After all, regardless of the “how,” the Lions are now in last place in the NFC North instead of first. That, alone, will undoubtedly drop some confidence among fans.

So, instead, let’s do it Thursday morning. Are you currently confident in the direction of the Detroit Lions? Vote in the poll below and we’ll share the results next week.

Additionally, if you want to be a part of our weekly Detroit Lions FanPulse audience, you can sign up to get surveys right here.


Are you confident in the direction of the Detroit Lions?

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  • 80%
    (936 votes)
  • 19%
    (230 votes)
1166 votes total Vote Now

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