Football is one of the most followed and popular sports in America, which brings together dedicated fanbases each and every game. But which NFL fanbases are the most and least confident in their team’s ability?
Well, USBettingReport.com, your home to the best coverage of sports betting online, answered this question by surveying 2,000 NFL fans of all ages and genders. So, if you’re curious about whether you have too much or too little faith in your favorite team, just keep reading to find out!
Most Confident Fanbases in the NFL
Like with a lot of sports, sometimes football game results don’t go quite the way the fans expect. That’s why we went ahead and asked NFL fans how shocked or let down they felt after a loss to see who came out as the most confident fanbases in the NFL. Let’s take a look, shall we?
Taking the top spot with a total confidence score of 7.68 are fans of the San Francisco 49ers. After winning 10 games in a row during the 2022 season, the faith fans have in them performing well isn’t unfounded. However, their season did end after a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, who went on to make it to Super Bowl LVII.
Next up are the Kansas City Chiefs with their fanbase achieving a confidence score of 7.34. This isn’t too much of a surprise given the Chiefs have won the Super Bowl twice in the last five year, including the latest Super Bowl LVII in February 2023. (Caesars Sportsbook lists the Chiefs as +650 favorites to win it all again this season).
Just behind are Tennessee Titans fans, securing the third spot after scoring 7.33 on our confidence score. However, some may perhaps see this as overconfidence after the Titans ended 2022 with a seven-game losing streak and missed the playoffs.
Reaching a confidence score of 7.04, it’s not too much of a surprise to see fans of Philadelphia make it into the top five most confident fanbases after witnessing the Eagles play in the Super Bowl.
The final team to secure a place in the top is Miami (7.03). This could potentially be down to the fact the 2022 season marked the first time in more than five years the Dolphins made the playoffs.
Least Confident NFL Fanbases
Now we’ve touched on the most confident fanbases in the NFL, it’s time to take a look at the other side of the coin.
According to our research, supporters of the Cleveland Browns are the fanbase least shocked or let down when their team suffers a loss, scoring 6.16. Having not qualified for the playoffs back in 2021 and history repeating itself again in 2022, fans clearly aren’t expecting much.
With a score of 6.23, fans of the New York Jets might have initially had high hopes after starting the season 7-4, but unfortunately the season ended 7-10 after six straight losses — meaning they also didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
But Jets hopes and sports betting apps odds are sky high after the team acquired Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers earlier this week via trade.
After Houston had its worst start since 2005, this understandably seems to have had an impact on the confidence of fans with a score of 6.34. This was the third year in a row the Texans became the first team eliminated from postseason contention.
In fourth with a confidence score of 6.35 are Las Vegas Raiders fans who actually saw their team become the first to lose at least five times in a season when leading by double-digits at halftime — a rare and unfortunate trend.
Taking the final spot in the top five are fans of the Carolina Panthers with a score of 6.37, which could be put down to being eliminated from playoff contention yet again after a loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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USBettingReport.com conducted a survey of 2,000 NFL fans of all ages and genders with an equal split for each team to reveal which fans are the most and least confident going into gameday. This was done by asking two questions:
- How shocked do you feel when your team loses?
- How let down do you feel when your team loses?
Respondents provided a score between 1-10 for each question, where 1 = not shocked/let down and 10 = extremely shocked/let down.