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: 63 percent
This week: 89 percent
What a difference a week can make. Bengals fans were starting to lose confidence after that Week 3 setback in Carolina, which was made worse by an onslaught of injuries in recent weeks.
However, the Bengals overcame it all to score a thrilling win in Atlanta last week. And now, they should have most of their 53-man roster able to go vs. the Dolphins, including the return of Vontaze Burfict and Joe Mixon.
Will the Bengals win or lose in Week 5?
Odds: Bengals are 5.5-point favorites
The Phinsider FanPulse: Bengals by 1
Cincy Jungle FanPulse: Bengals by 8
Just like Bengals fans, Week 4 made a world of difference for Dolphins fans, though in the opposite way. Miami was crushed in New England by 31 points to a Patriots team that was 1-2 and clearly not the same dominant team of year’s past. And yet, they made the Dolphins look like one of the worst teams in the NFL.
That’s why both fanbases are expecting a win by the Bengals in Week 5.
How do you see Sunday’s matchup between the Bengals and Dolphins playing out? Let us know us know in the comments section.