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The Seattle Seahawks enter Week 4 of the 2018 NFL season with a record of 1-2, and they really should be able to beat rookie QB Josh Rosen and the winless Arizona Cardinals. If not... well then that’d be pretty embarrassing, especially since the majority of fans from around the SB Nation NFL sites believe the Cardinals are the league’s worst team.
Our own Kenneth Arthur made a pretty convincing argument that Arizona is not even a little bit good. Perhaps they could be reinvigorated through benching Sam Bradford in favor of Rosen, but there are too many problems on that squad for me to believe it’d make that much of a positive impact.
If there’s one thing that Seahawks and Cardinals fans do have in common, it’s that they both believe Seattle is going to once again exit Glendale with a W. Seahawks fan respondents posted an average margin of victory of 10 points, tied for the highest alongside the Kansas City Chiefs for their Monday night game against the Denver Broncos. Cardinals fans have an average point spread of -6, and in fact they’ve not predicted a win since opening day against Washington.
For a real eye-opening graphic, check out how badly confidence in the direction of the Cardinals franchise has plummeted among fans. It’s a dismal 5%, up from 3%, but I have to think that’s because Rosen was named the starter.
For something really funny, the fanbase with the second-lowest vote of confidence in their team is the Dallas Cowboys, who crashed from 49% to 6% after the Seahawks beat up Dallas last Sunday.
As for the Seahawks fans’ confidence levels, it’s back above 50%, going from 45% to 51% over the past week.
I can only imagine how sharply that graph will fall if the Seahawks lose to the Cardinals. Then again, if Seattle wins as expected on Sunday and then somehow upsets the 4-0 Los Angeles Rams the following week? Confidence will be as high as the Space Needle itself.