Even after Kelvin Benjamin’s season-ending injury, Carolina Panthers fans remain relatively optimistic. For now. And on Facebook.
According to sentiment gathered by Facebook of NFL fans who like an official team page, Panthers fans are the 10th-most optimistic heading into the new year. The data was taken during a 17-day period starting July 22, three days after Benjamin was lost for the season.
Fan bases for the Chiefs, Dolphins and Vikings lead the way in optimism, while the biggest pessimists follow the Steelers, Patriots and Chargers. Those bottom two make sense.
San Diego is in danger of losing its team and all but four days of the study were done when the status of New England quarterback Tom Brady was still up in the air.