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A spike in confidence from Buccaneers fans

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Victories have the Bucs fan base wanting more.

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The Buccaneers have now won two consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 1 & 2 and the fan base is enjoying every minute of it.

Tampa Bay defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-17 last Sunday in a game where they controlled most of it. Tampa Bay’s defense was impressive with the pressure they applied to quarterback Cam Newton that forced him into making many errand throws on the afternoon. And on the other side of the ball, quarterback Jameis Winston has been playing mistake-free which had led to a very productive offense.

That has led to back-to-back wins and fan confidence seeing a jump entering Week 14.

As you can see in the chart above, beating the Panthers has allowed for a spike in fan confidence . And although it is still not as high as the first few weeks of 2018, you’d have to wonder what it would be if they beat the Saints.

Weekly FanPulse Confidence Ratings for the Bucs

Week 1 - 86%
Week 2 - 87%
Week 3 - 95%
Week 4 - 93%
Week 5 - 21%
Week 6 - 28%
Week 7 - 22%
Week 8 - 32%
Week 9 - 20%
Week 10 - 8%
Week 11 - 6%
Week 12 - 7%
Week 13 - 17%
Week 14 - 37%