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Eagles fan confidence bounces back for the first time since October

FanPulse update.

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The last time FanPulse measured an increase in Philadelphia Eagles fan confidence was all the way back in October following a win over the Buffalo Bills. Since then, fan confidence has understandably been on the decline.

That is, until now! The Eagles saw a 400% increase from 4% to 16% after a Monday Night Football win over the New York Giants.

Needing overtime to beat a two-win Giants team should hardly have Eagles fans feeling like the team is going to go on a Super Bowl run but, hey, it’s a step in the right direction. Believe it or not, the Eagles’ 16% actually leads the NFC East in fan confidence right now.

Washington has typically been at the bottom of the division all season long but they’re actually from up 4% to 8% this week. Washington is 2-1 in their last three games and the loss was a five-point road defeat to the Packers in Green Bay. In other words, at least Washington is playing some competitive football right now. The Eagles can’t go into FedEx Field expecting to sleepwalk their way into a win.

Elsewhere, the Giants are somehow up from 11% to 13%. Not sure how to explain that one.

Dallas Cowboys fans have reached a new low after watching their team lose three straight games. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2% own a lower fan confidence rating than the Cowboys’ 3% mark. And this despite the fact that Dallas is technically first in the NFC East!

The Cowboys are currently 1.5 point underdogs at home against the Los Angeles Rams this week. If they lose that game and the Eagles beat Washington, Philly can officially clinch the division with a win at Lincoln Financial Field in Week 16.


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