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Fan confidence nosedives after Giants’ lopsided loss to Dallas Cowboys

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This had to be expected

NFL: AUG 22 Preseason - Giants at Bengals Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Fans are fickle. They’re emotional. How they feel sways back-and-forth, generally baed upon the last thing they saw or the result of the last game their team played. So it is with fans of the team we write about here, the New York Giants.

Entering the 2019 regular season a whopping 73 percent of Giants fans who voted in our FanPulse survey said they were confident in the direction of the team. After a 5-11 season in 2018 and a widely-panned offseason, that amount of faith might have been considered surprising.

What can’t be considered surprising is that the confidence of our voters has basically fallen off the map after a one-sided season-opening loss to the defending NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys.

Fan confidence in the direction of the franchise, as indicated by our FanPulse poll, plummeted all the way to 29 percent after Sunday’s loss. That’s a drop of 44 percent.

Despite that drop the Giants weren’t close to the top when it came to the national question — which team was the most disappointing in Week 1? The overwhelming answer? The Cleveland Browns.