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Detroit Lions fan confidence hits rock bottom

Are people wearing paper bags watching the games at home? Well, let you know on the 6 o’clock news.

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Congratulation, Detroit Lions fans. We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1! We’re No. 1!

Hold on a minute, I’m being told something in my ear. Oh... oh, really? Hold on a second.

*flips chart over*


After last week’s decisive loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Lions fan confidence is now the lowest in the entire NFL, sitting at just four percent after the team’s 3-5 record at the halfway mark. Last week, the only team lower than Detroit was the Jacksonville Jaguars. After they hung tough with the Houston Texans last week, though, fan confidence for the Jaguars jumped all the way to 15 percent, which is the closest any fanbase is to the Lions’ defeatism right now (tied with the Bears).

As you may expect, this is the lowest confidence rating Lions fans have had all year, and the lowest since almost exactly a year ago. For you visual learners, he’s a look at fan confidence throughout the 2020 season.

This week, the Lions face off against a Washington Football Team that has a worse record at 2-6, but their franchise appears to be headed in the opposite direction. Despite having only two wins, fan confidence in the nation’s capital is at 61 percent. Ron Rivera has the defense playing well in his first year. Once that team can address some talent deficiencies on offense, they could become a contender soon.

As for the Lions, the future looks bleak, and everyone in Detroit seems to know it.

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