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The New England Patriots have lost two-in-a-row and it’s greatly impacted the confidence level of the fan base. Only 28% of fans are confident in the direction of the team, below the previous season-low of 31% after their week 3 loss to the Detroit Lions:
This poll also took place prior to the indefinite suspension of wide receiver Josh Gordon, so the results could honestly be overestimating how fans are feeling.
Still, Patriots fans project an 8-point victory over the Buffalo Bill in week 16. Bills fans are not asked this question anymore since they’re eliminated from playoff contention.
Can the Patriots earn back the confidence of their fans? Even if they win their final two games of the year, how confident will you be in the Patriots for the postseason? For the long run?