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All it took was a win in Seattle to win you over

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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. You can sign up HERE for FanPulse. It’s easy and free to join!


Even with a win over the Rams, our FanPulse heading into Week 17 dipped. Some of that may have been due to injuries, some may have been in the fashion it took to beat Los Angeles, and some may have been the giant monkey that was winning in Seattle. Fast forward a week, and San Francisco won the NFC West, is the No. 1 seed in the NFC and has the best chance of any team in the conference to make the Super Bowl. That victory bumped Niners Nation’s confidence vote from 87% up to 99%. That’s the third-highest among all teams, and one of four that are in the 90 percentile.

Field Gulls jumped from 28% to 58%, and I imagine a good portion of that has to do with who Seattle plays in the Wildcard round. I have a weird feeling about that game, and it’s not in favor of the Seahawks. It feels like one of those odd, Carson Wentz-MVP type performances. Fletcher Cox blows everything up, and Seattle runs out of magic.

Which Wild Card matchup are you most looking forward to this week?

This is widely regarded as the second-best weekend in football. There are some intriguing matchups this weekend. The red-hot Titans travel to the Patriots. Many believe Tennessee will pull off the upset, but I’m leaning the other way. I think Ryan Tannehill’s magic runs out, and we see the best version of the Patriots.

In the NFC, two high-flying offenses face off in New Orleans. Will Kirk Cousins show up? Can Minnesota score with the Saints? I have a hard time believing New Orleans will be kept under 30 points in this one. Here were the voting results:

- Titans vs. Patriots 34%

- Bills vs. Texans 14%

- Vikings vs. Saints 31%

- Seahawks vs. Eagles 21%

Which game are you looking forward to the most?