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49ers FanPulse: Our confidence increases slightly after Week 1

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Trending in the right direction after Week 1

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Confidence. Delusion. Sipping the tea. All of the above? Who knows. What I do know is that those of us voting in these San Francisco 49ers related polls continue to like what they see. We were 11th confidence-wise last week. If you haven’t had a chance to sign up, this is part of SB Nation’s FanPulse tool, which sends weekly questions to the most die-hard 49ers fans via email.

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Results headed into Week 2

How we got here:

  • At the end of the season, unsurprisingly, 49ers fans were only 81% confident in the direction the team was headed.
  • Things took a turn for the better after free agency, as that number climbed to 95%.
  • Before the draft, the number dipped to 84%, and climbed two percent after the draft, to 86%.
  • Heading into the preseason, we started sipping the Kool-aid again, and that number climbed to 90%. Now, with real football here, that number is at 89%. That’s the 11th highest number out of all team sites.
  • Following the Week 1 victory over Tampa Bay, we’re up two percent, which brings us to 91%.

There is plenty of overreaction in the NFL from Week 1 to Week 2. Two percent may not seem like much, but that’s the ninth biggest gain out of all our team sites. Number one? The Cincinnati Bengals. They went from 63% confidence up to 87%.

In the national question, fans were asked about the most disappointing team in Week 1.

The Browns were supposed to take the NFL by storm after their offseason makeover. They had a rough game, losing 43-14 to the Titans. The other teams listed are supposed to be good this season, but it’s tough to be more disappointing than the Browns were Week 1.