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Saints fans remain confident in postseason, with NFL fans behind them

NFL fans as a whole expect the Saints to beat the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Things have changed dramatically over the last month for the New Orleans Saints. With the healthy return of some of the team’s biggest stars, the Saints have advanced into the Divisional Round of the playoffs.

With the recent run of success, Saints fans are extremely excited. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, a full 100 percent of responding Saints fans said they are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That number has held steady for the last three weeks.

The NFL is headed into the divisional round of the playoffs, but it has a lot of work to do to live up to last week’s Super Wild Card Weekend.

With an unprecedented six-game schedule through Saturday and Sunday, each game saw plenty of big moments. But according to the Reacts survey, one stood out above the rest. 49 percent of fans said the best moment of the weekend came in the final game when Kareem Hunt plunged into the end zone, giving the Cleveland Browns a 28-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke diving into the end zone received the second most votes with 24 percent of the vote. That was followed by the Nickelodeon broadcast of the Bears and Saints game with 11 percent.

That broadcast was one of the most talked about things in the NFL through the weekend. It led many to ask what other non-sports channels could make for an entertaining NFL broadcast. When NFL fans were asked what other network would make for a good broadcast, 40 percent picked the Food Network.

That was trailed by 28 percent for BET, 17 percent for HGTV and 15 percent for Bravo. We all know the real answer here is HBO, so we can finally have a mic’ed up version of CJ Gardner-Johnson on the field.

After seeing the road team win four of the six games, fans expect to see a change in the divisional round. All four home teams were picked by NFL fans to win their game.

Let’s hope they’re right.

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