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Packers Fan Survey, Week 1: APC readers expect big win over Bears, dislike helmet rule

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This week’s APC FanPulse results are in, and respondents are feeling good about Sunday night’s game.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across the NFL powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Packers fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Week one around the NFL also means week one of the APC FanPulse survey, and this week’s questions asked readers a few questions, covering topics from the Green Bay Packers’ opening game to the NFL rules changes. Scroll down to check out the results, as respondents are feeling good about the Packers’ chances of beating the point spread on Sunday night against the Bears.

Will the Packers win or lose in Week 1?

Packers fans think they will beat the Bears by 10

The Vegas point spread is currently 7.5 points in the Packers’ favor, so our survey group is clearly taking Green Bay against the spread.

How confident are you in the direction of the team?

Very confident: 50 percent
Somewhat confident: 48 percent
Meh: 2 percent
Not very confident: 0 percent
Not confident at all: 0 percent

That’s impressive, particularly for a team with a new general manager. However, the selections that Brian Gutekunst made in the 2018 NFL Draft have looked very promising this preseason, and he was just able to lock up Aaron Rodgers for a league-record deal to keep him in Green Bay until he’s 40. That, plus the contract extension for Davante Adams and the replacement of fans’ whipping boy Dom Capers probably helps explain these feelings.

What is the worst NFL rule?

This is an interesting breakdown, and it is likely driven in part by the inconsistency with which the helmet rule has been applied this preseason. Flags dropped quite a bit by the end of the preseason, however, as the referees seemed to get a better idea of how to enforce the new rule. It would be fascinating to see the polling on this question again at the end of the year to see if the catch rule jumps back up.