The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to do the unthinkable when they traveled to the west coast and beat the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Now, as they prepare for their Week 7 bye, the team has some momentum. Granted, their 2-4 record is nothing to boast about, but the team has shown some positives heading into their annual week off.
With the win, the Steelers vast fan base has started to see some signs of life. In other words, they are starting to regain some of the confidence that was lost when their record was 0-3, and 1-4.
The latest FanPulse results certainly paint a pretty accurate photo of how fans truly feel:
After the gut-wrenching loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5, the confidence marks for the fans dipped to 28%. However, after the big win over the Chargers the confidence mark jumped to 51%. This marks the highest the confidence has ranked since prior to Week 1 when the team squared off with the New England Patriots on prime time.
The Steelers fan confidence is likely two-fold. First, the fans see the team pull off a big win on the road heading into the bye week. In other words, the Steelers can’t break their hearts this week no matter what. Second, fans also see the next game being a Monday night game vs. the Miami Dolphins at Heinz Field in Week 8. This means there is a very good chance the team could be 3-4 heading into a Week 9 game vs. the Indianapolis Colts at home.
There is still a lot which can go wrong, but as of right now the Steelers fan base is starting to see this team take shape. The defense is taking the ball away, sacking the quarterback and showing an ability to stop teams in the red-zone. Offensively, Mason Rudolph will be back under center in Week 8, and the hope is he continues to develop along with the offense throughout the remainder of the regular season.
It might be the bye week, but Steelers fans are showing some excitement about this team moving forward.
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