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FanPulse: How Eagles fans feel about the Falcons game

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Looking at the poll results.

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. Eagles fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Will the Eagles win or lose in Week 1?

This sounds about right. I already wrote about how I think this is going to be a close game. My confidence level in the Eagles’ defense is pretty high. They looked good in the preseason and outside of Timmy Jernigan they’re mostly healthy, though the Nigel Bradham suspension hurts. The offense is a different story. They’re more of a wild card given that Nick Foles is a high variance quarterback and the Eagles will be without two of their top four wide receivers. Still, I don’t want to pick against the Eagles since they’re so good at home. And really, what kind of person picks against the reigning Super Bowl champs on opening night? Party poopers, that’s who.

How confident are you in the direction of the team?

Very confident: 77 percent

Somewhat confident: 20 percent

Meh: 2 percent

Not very confident: 1 percent

Not confident at all: 0 percent

It’s very hard not to feel confident in the direction of a team that just won the Super Bowl. The Eagles haven’t given us reason to think they can’t sustain success over the long-term.

What is the worst NFL rule?

The helmet rule penalties seemed to die down in the last two weeks of the preseason, which was good to see. I’m all for making the game safer, but some of the penalties that were being called were just silly. Even the players had no idea what they were supposed to do differently.