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How Bengals and Chiefs fans see Week 7, plus the confidence level in Cincinnati

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Fans voice their opinion on Bengals vs. Chiefs, as well as the direction of Cincinnati after their Week 6 setback.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Atlanta Falcons Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Bengals fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

How confident are you in the direction of the team?

Last week: 87 percent

This week: 64 percent

What a difference a week can make. Bengals fans were starting to gain a level of confidence not seen since 2015 after their Week 5 comeback win over the Dolphins. However, the loss to the Steelers, coupled with an onslaught of injuries, has fans in the Queen City losing faith in their team.

It doesn’t help that they’re facing one of, if not the NFL’s best team this week in their building in primetime. That’s typically been a recipe for bad things, but it’s also a great chance for the Bengals to remind everyone they’re for real on a national stage.

Will the Bengals win or lose in Week 7?

Odds: Chiefs are 6-point favorites

Arrowhead FanPulse: Chiefs by 11

Cincy Jungle FanPulse: Chiefs by 4

It’s safe to say both fanbases feel pretty confident about the Chiefs holding serve at home and beating the Bengals on Sunday. This is probably going to be the hardest game on Cincinnati’s regular-season schedule, so a loss Sunday won’t be the end of the world.

Maybe, however, the fact that everyone is counting the Bengals out will allow them to play with less pressure and with a bigger ‘nothing to lose’ mentality that could make them more dangerous.

How do you see Sunday’s matchup between the Bengals and Chiefs playing out? Let us know us know in the comments section.