The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to win their first game of the 2019 season on Monday Night Football when they thumped the now 0-4 Cincinnati Bengals 27-3 at Heinz Field. The win has fans thinking positive thoughts again, and while there is still a large hill to climb, many believe the team is at least heading in the right direction.
Heading into Week 4, the Steelers fan confidence mark had jumped from 13% after the loss to the San Francisco 49ers, and moved up to 28%. After their big win it didn’t jump as high as many might believe, but it did increase to 31% of those taking the survey feeling confident in the direction the Steelers are headed.
The latest FanPulse results certainly paint a pretty accurate photo of how fans truly feel:
While the uptick in confidence is great, you also have to realize how long it has, and will, take to get fans back on board the Steelers bandwagon. Losing Ben Roethlisberger was a huge shot, but the way they lost in Week 1 to the New England Patriots hit the fan base even harder.
If the Steelers are going to prove they are capable of gaining the confidence of their most devout fans, a win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Heinz Field would go a long way. After all, the win over the Bengals, as nice as it was, certainly left fans wanting a win over a quality opponent.
The Baltimore Ravens would be just that when they make the trip to western Pennsylvania, and fans know it will be anything but easy. Why? Because nothing is easy with this 2019 Steelers team, but if they have any hope, or prayer, of making this season even remotely memorable, they will show up in a big way Sunday and pull off the upset.
Buckle up fans, this game Sunday game will be a big one!
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