It’s no secret that when an opposing fan base sees the Detroit Lions on their schedule, they’re used to marking a little W by that week’s game. The Lions have a lot of work to do to shake the negative stigma around their franchise. Even with a 2-0-1 record, they’re far from gaining that respect.
There’s a pretty good chance that fans of both the Chargers and the Eagles figured they were going to come out victorious in their battle with the Lions. Things didn’t go that way for either opponent, and now their fans are in straight panic mode:
Kansas City Chiefs fans have had it good for quite some time now. They’ve had a winning record in each of the past six seasons, they have an MVP quarterback, they’re 3-0, and they’re already two games ahead of everyone else in their division. At this pace, Kansas City will lock up a playoff berth before their Week 12 bye.
As a result, Chiefs fans are feeling pretty darn good about their team right now.
But as they say, the bigger they come, the harder they fall.
If the Detroit Lions can pull off the upset—their third in as many weeks—it will be interesting to see how far the confidence of Chiefs fans would fall.
Of course, we’re getting a little too far ahead of ourselves. Let’s look in the mirror for a moment:
Lions fan confidence is almost as high as it was during the Lions’
Super Bowl free agency period. As of now, 75 percent of fans are confident in the team’s direction, which ranks them 11th among all NFL fan bases. The only time all year it was higher was during the period between free agency and the draft (82%).
If the Lions drop to the Chiefs, it will be interesting to see how far fan confidence falls. It’s not a game many are expecting Detroit to win, so if the team can play Kansas City competitively, it may not affect fan confidence much at all.
But if they win... oh man, we are going to have two weeks of Kool-Aid floods in the city limits of Detroit.