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: 8 percent
This week: 4 percent
It’s been a very brutal stretch for the Bengals. They’ve now lost five of their last six game, not to mention Andy Dalton’s season is over due to a thumb injury. That has the fanbase reaching rock bottom heading into Week 13.
Only the fanbases of the Jaguars (1%) and Cardinals (2%) have lower confidence levels going into Week 13, so things could be worse, right?
Will the Bengals win or lose in Week 13?
Odds: Broncos are 5.5-point favorites
Mile high Country FanPulse: Broncos by 7
Cincy Jungle FanPulse: Because the Bengals are out of the playoff hunt, we changed things up this week. Instead of asking fans how much they think the Bengals will win or lose by, we asked them if they are rooting for the Bengals to win or lose to improve their positioning in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Thankfully, the majority of Bengals fans will want to win, as 67-percent of fans voted for beating the Broncos on Sunday. Still, the fact that 33-percent of the fans want to lose and get a better draft pick speaks to how bad things have gotten in Cincinnati.
Though to be fair, those fans probably would also rather lose in hopes of getting rid of Marvin Lewis.
How do you see Sunday’s matchup between the Bengals and Broncos playing out? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.