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Well, I hope you all found a way to cope with the Las Vegas Raiders’ dysfunctional loss to the Atlanta Falcons. It was almost funny how bad that game was. Almost. OK, not really.
Might I suggest signing up for SB Nation Reacts as a coping mechanism for the next time the Raiders pull some junk like that? It feels good to have a place to scream, even if that place is virtual.
It seems some Raiders fans agree with me, because they reported taking a pretty big hit in confidence after that performance, if we can even dignify it by calling it a performance. According to the most recent Reacts survey, 81% of Raiders fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction.
On the bright side, 81% confidence is still pretty high; on the not-so-bright side, it was 100% a week ago.
That number will surely plummet further if they lose again on Sunday morning, since they’re taking on the winless New York Jets. But predictably, NFL fans aren’t predicting that to happen.
Nationally, fans were also asked what they thought about teams around the AFC, and whether they’re real playoff contenders. According to the results, the Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills are real contenders, but the bulk of fans are pessimistic about the Miami Dolphins, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, and Indianapolis Colts, who earned the “pretender” label.
All of those teams, however, have a better record than anyone in the NFC East. When fans nationally were asked who they think will come out of that division, 57% picked the 4-7 Washington Football Team.
Well that’s depressing. Not as depressing as not signing up for Reacts, though.