Three NFC North teams walked away with a win in Week 2, but only one fanbase saw a significant bump in confidence in their team’s future.
Coming off a disappointing tie in the season opener, the Detroit Lions came back to Ford Field and pulled off an upset against the Los Angeles Chargers. As a result, Lions fans are feeling pretty good again—almost as good as they felt back during the draft and free agency. Take a look:
That’s a huge bump from 29 percent last week to 60 percent this week. That 31 percent jump was the second highest among any NFL fan base in Week 3, with only the Tampa Bay Buccaneers getting a bigger boost in confidence (38%) after their Thursday night win over the division-rival Panthers.
Looking across the NFC North, team confidence has shifted quite a bit in the past few weeks. You may remember the Chicago Bears, who were boasting a hilarious 100 percent confidence level this offseason. After a Week 1 loss to the Packers and a skin-of-their-teeth win over the Broncos, let’s check back in on the Windy City:
Meanwhile, the Minnesota Vikings are also 1-1 and are also facing similar questions about their own quarterback’s efficiency. Having dropped a game against their division rivals last week, Minnesota is bumming right now, too:
But then there’s the Packers. Green Bay’s start to the season couldn’t have gone any better, picking up wins against two division rivals, and the two that many believed to be their biggest competition. Needless to say, they’re feeling pretty good right now:
For clarity, here’s where each team’s confidence stands after Week 2 of the regular season:
And just for fun, let’s check in on the Chargers...