Football is well-known as being America’s sport, and the NFL brings in millions of viewers every game thanks to each team having a loyal fanbase. But which fans were the most confident in their team’s ability last season?
Here at BetGeorgia.com, your home for Georgia sports betting, we wanted to find this out for ourselves by surveying 2,000 NFL fans of all ages and genders.
Go ahead and read on to discover where each team, including Georgia’s Atlanta Falcons, ranks.
Also, keep tabs on BetGeorgia for updates on the Falcons playoff chances.
The Most Confident Fanbases In The NFL
Coming out on top after achieving an impressive confidence score of 7.68 are fans of the San Francisco 49ers.
Whilst they might not have made it all the way to the Super Bowl, the team did have a strong 2022 season, winning 10 games in a row, including their last 5 regular season contents behind Mr. Irrelevant Brock Purdy, which likely instilled plenty of gusto in the 49er faithful.
Of course, life is good with Patrick Mahomes as your quarterback and Andy Reid as your head coach. So second place goes to the Kansas City Chiefs fanbase who scored 7.34. Confidence from fans is likely at an all-time high after the win in the Super Bowl LVII over Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tennessee Titans fans somewhat surprisingly take the third spot thanks to a confidence score of 7.33. Seeing the Titans fans so high up in the rankings might surprise some given that they ended the 2022 season on a seven-game losing streak and failed to make the playoffs. Perhaps this is a sign of overconfidence in an often lowly AFC South.
Atlanta Falcons Come In At No. 8
Not quite able to secure a spot in the top five but still making it to the top 10, Georgia’s very own Atlanta Falcons had the eighth most confident fanbase in the NFL with a score of 6.96 according to the research.
The 2022 season was the fifth straight year the Falcons failed to qualify for the playoffs although they did manage to defeat legendary quarterback, Tom Brady, 30-17 in their final game of the year against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Not only that, but with Brady recently announcing his retirement, this could mean the Falcons have a real opportunity in the NFC South going forward.
The Least Confident NFL Fanbases in the NFL
So, we know which NFL teams have fans backing them all the way, but what about those where fans have come to peace and wouldn’t feel overly shocked or let down watching their team lose?
The title of the least confident fanbase goes to supporters of the Cleveland Browns after scoring 6.16. After failing to qualify for the playoffs in both 2022 and 2021, this has seemed to have an impact on confidence levels with fans not overly shocked to see them lose.
Not far behind and securing the second spot with a score of 6.23 are fans of the New York Jets. The confidence from fans was likely knocked after watching their team start 7-4 and then seeing this slip away after losing six games in a row and ultimately missing out on the playoffs. The immaturity of Zach Wilson was on full display last season, but let's see how confident Jets fans are this year with Aaron Rodgers.
Rounding out the top three are Houston Texan fans with a confidence score of just 6.34. For the 2022 season, things just didn’t go to plan for the Texans, who had their worst start since 2005. What’s more, this marked the third year in a row that the Texans became the first team eliminated from playoff contention.
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BetGeorgia.com conducted a survey of 2,000 NFL fans of all ages and genders with an equal split for each team to reveal which fans are the most and least confident going into gameday. This was done by asking two questions:
1. How shocked do you feel when your team loses?
2. How let down do you feel when your team loses?
Respondents provided a score between 1-10 for each question, where 1 = not shocked/let down and 10 = extremely shocked/let down.