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Entering last week’s home game against the Los Angeles Chargers, fan confidence levels for the Seattle Seahawks was very high, at an impressive 86%. It was certainly warranted given the 4-3 record, consecutive road wins, and improved offensive performances over the past few games.
Then the Chargers came away with a 25-17 win at CenturyLink Field, and with the Seahawks sitting at 4-4 and a daunting schedule just for the rest of November, the mood has changed. That number has dropped considerably to 59%, which is the second largest decline behind Washington, who went from 83% to 41% after the Atlanta Falcons blew them out 38-14, and they lost both starting guards and Paul Richardson for the season.
The Seahawks are 10.5 point underdogs against the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, the largest in seven years and therefore the biggest underdogs of the Russell Wilson era. Our fans believe the point spread will be a loss of 6 points, which seems perfectly normal considering the first meeting was 33-31 in Seattle.
As for Rams fans, even with their loss to the New Orleans Saints once again exposing their defensive struggles, they’re still pretty stoked about their team, and with an 8-1 record why wouldn’t they be? From 100% to 96% is not really a big deal.
Their fans are backing Sean McVay’s group to win by 11 points, which would juuuuuust beat the current point spread. Only the Kansas City Chiefs fans have predicted a larger margin of victory across the league, as they think they’ll hammer the Arizona Cardinals by 17.
As for this week’s national question, who are your favorites to reach the Super Bowl? The Chiefs do lead the way in the AFC, but the NFC is almost dead-even between the Rams and New Orleans Saints, who toppled them 45-35 last week and haven’t lost since opening day.
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If the Seahawks do stun the Rams this weekend, I can’t wait to see the next set of fan confidence results for both teams.