On Sunday, the Green Bay Packers have a chance to make their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history. A team with such a rich history making the Super Bowl in the league’s 100th year—potentially mirroring the exact same outcome of Super Bowl 1, when they topped the Chiefs—would be just an ideal outcome for the NFL.
Only one problem: no one wants to see that.
This week, SB Nation put out a survey to the entire FanPulse audience of all 32 NFL teams, asking them a few simple questions: Which team would you like to win the Super Bowl and which team will blow their Conference Championship opportunity?
The Green Bay Packers came in on the butt-end of both polls.
Less than 10 percent of NFL fans in our FanPulse pool want the Green Bay Packers to win it all, and nearly 70 percent believe they’ll blow it against the 49ers this upcoming weekend.
This runs in the face of the traditional narrative that the Packers are an immensely popular team and that their success means success for the NFL. Of course, this data is from devoted and active fans. The Packers may find themselves to be more popular among the casual fans.
Still, it’s good to know that fans around the rest of the league have at least some taste.