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Patriots fans think they’ll beat the Texans by a touchdown

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What do you think?

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. Patriots fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Will the Patriots win or lose in Week 1?

Patriots fans think they will beat the Texans by 7

Well, that shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. Oddsmakers have the Patriots at -6.0, so Patriots fans expecting their team to win falls nicely in line with Vegas.

How confident are you in the direction of the team?

Very confident: 48 percent

Somewhat confident: 43 percent

Meh: 4 percent

Not very confident: 4 percent

Not confident at all: 1 percent

I can understand if some people are feeling “meh” with all the injuries to the young players, the suspension of Julian Edelman, and the hodgepodge of players on offense, but what’s up with the 5% of y’all without any confidence?

Like, are you interpreting the question as “are you confident...that the Patriots will win the Super Bowl?” If so, that’s a reasonable enough reason to lack confidence at this point in time.

But if you’re like, “are you confident...that the Patriots are a good team?” and say “no way!” then I’m not sure what team you’ve been following all these years. Unless you’re a few rogue Jets fans that have nothing better to do with your time and signed up for this anyways.

What is the worst NFL rule?

Yeah, that’s the dumb rule du jour.