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Packers FanPulse, Divisional Playoffs: Are fans feeling good about Seahawks matchup?

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Also, which of the Wild Card upsets is the most surprising?

NFL: DEC 11 Seahawks at Packers Photo by Larry Radloff/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The see-saw continues on for Green Bay Packers fans. The ups and downs of the 2019 season continue to give fans of the Packers difficulty in staying consistent with their feelings on the team, particularly confidence that the team is headed in the right direction.

This comes despite a 13-3 record that gave the Packers a bye to the Divisional Playoffs. Sure, a less-than-inspiring finish to the season — largely against bad teams — was a concerning trend. But it is clear that the entire fan base has not bought into “winning ugly” being a sustainable strategy.

Interestingly, the last four weeks have seen APC’s FanPulse survey group going back and forth between the same two numbers in the confidence rating for this team. Following the Packers’ win over the Bears in week 15, the confidence index sat at 54 percent, a number that bumped up to 65 percent around the team’s win over the Minnesota Vikings. (That number is likely skewed a bit too low, however, due to surveys being sent out during the day on Monday, a few hours before the game kicked off.)

Then following the team’s harrowing comeback win over the Lions to clinch a bye, the number dropped back down to 54 percent. Now, with the Packers’ opponent decided — the Seattle Seahawks — and a week to recover from week 17, the number is right back to 65 percent again.

It’s an odd trend, but one that should shoot way back up if the Packers can find a way to win against Seattle on Sunday. Here’s a look at the full season numbers:


Meanwhile, fans across the NFL were treated to three road teams winning last week, with two of those games coming as 3-6 games. All fans were asked which of these two upsets — the Titans’ win over New England or Minnesota’s victory against the Saints — was more surprising. By a two-to-one margin, the Vikings get credit for the more surprising win: