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FanPulse: Like Frank Reich, Colts fans are cool under pressure

Colts have the least volatile fanbase of any 1-win team through 3 weeks of football

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Colts fans knew what to expect to some degree coming into this 2018 season. The SB Nation Fanpulse survey results certainly support that notion, because the Colts fans have remained the steadiest in terms of confidence in the Colts’ direction of any 1-win team in the league.

The biggest gap between Colts fans’ highest and lowest confidence rating is 12%, after taking a hit following a loss to the Bengals in week one and then rebounding with a road win against the Redskins. This tells us that on the whole, Colts fans have bought in to Chris Ballard and Frank Reich’s process and are seeing tangible results in terms of quality of play.

We knew going in there would be some bumps, and Chris Ballard has even come out and said that this team is far from where it needs to be in terms of talent, but given their solid defensive showings through three games, Colts fans have been holding strong.

The opponents the Colts have faced have been viewed as strong ones, and we always knew Andrew Luck and the offense could struggle out of the gate. Should the Colts suffer a loss to the Houston Texans at home, I expect we will see those numbers drop some, but based on what we have seen so far, Colts fans aren’t easily shaken.

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