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Packers FanPulse, Week 9: Confidence holding steady amid sustained offensive success

The needle didn’t move much this week, but there’s not that much farther to improve.

NFL: OCT 27 Packers at Chiefs Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It was another week, another win, and another Player of the Week award for the Green Bay Packers in week eight. The Packers went on the road and beat the shorthanded Kansas City Chiefs 31-24, with Aaron Jones racking up 226 yards of total offense with a pair of touchdowns.

And yet, in this week’s Packers FanPulse confidence index, the needle barely moved. Coming in at 88 percent, the index moved just a single point up to 89 percent following this win. Still, that does set a new season-high as Packers fans continue to get ever-more confident as a group with the team winning in different ways each week.

That 89 percent number also represents a 35-point jump in the past four weeks following the team’s lone loss of the 2019 to date. Here’s a look at the trend line in 2019:

On a league-wide level, this week’s universal question addresses two teams in the AFC East — one that is unbeaten and one that has yet to win a game. The 8-0 Patriots are one of just two unbeaten teams, and they have faced an impressively easy schedule once again, though they face the Baltimore Ravens on the road this week. Meanwhile, the Miami Dolphins are embracing the tank and are one of just two winless teams.

The question posed is whether the Patriots will lose or the Dolphins will win first. The former was the pick for about two-thirds of respondents, probably due to that tough matchup for New England this week. Here’s that in a visual format: