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FanPulse: Packers fans more confident in how bad 49ers

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 are than how good Green Bay is The San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers square off under the lights in Week 6 , meeting at Lambeau Field on Monday Night Football. This was looking like a premium matchup as recently as a month ago when Jimmy Garoppolo was going to square off with Aaron Rodgers. A torn ACL later, this matchup has lost most of its luster.While things are not looking pretty for the 49ers, Packers fans are not all that much more happy right now. They realize they have a great quarterback, but given their own expectations, a 2-2-1 start and a recent loss in Detroit has them questioning everything!Which provides for an interesting dynamic in our weekly FanPulse survey. Each week, we have been running our FanPulse surveys in which we ask about team confidence, how the team will perform in that week’s game, and a broader national game. If you want to take part in the weekly survey, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.We ask the voters who will win and by how much each week. This week, 49ers voters have the team losing by 11, and Packers voters have their team winning by 7. The spread on this game is currently 9.5 points, with some sportsbooks offering up to 10.5. This suggests to me that 49ers fans generally think this could be a thumping, while Packers fans think this is a game they will win , but it won’t be an easy one. They see the 49ers as not good, but have shaky confidence in their own team.You’re welcome to join in the weekly polls by clicking the link above, but in the meantime, I thought I’d open the poll up to everybody on the site. If you can’t see the poll below, click here. He's 41 now but the joy is still there for Tom Brady."It's a blessing to be able to do it," the New England quarterback said Friday as he awaits his 19th NFL season with Sunday's home game against the Houston Texans. "I love playing football. I love the sport and I've been doing it for a long time so I'm not sure what life would be like without it."He got a taste of that 10 years ago when he was lost for the season in the opening game and he was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season for Deflategate."I've had a few experiences where I haven't been out there, and I haven't liked those very much," he said."I love playing football," he added. "I love being out there, the preparation, what it takes to be a great player. Those things are still very enjoyable for me and there's no place I'd rather be Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, playing here and playing well."Patriots running back James White says Brady comes ready to work every day."Competitor, from eating (right) to studying White Adrian Colbert Jersey , to getting to know his teammates, he knows who everybody in this locker room inside and out," he said. "Just the way he works, you just want to emulate a guy like that — all the success that he's had in this league. He's a great leader for us and there's no better example that you want to follow."Brady, who recently said he'd like to play until he's 45, says his experience is a true asset as he seeks a sixth Super Bowl title."I think you can use it to a real advantage if you do things the right way," he said. "I feel like I have a lot of experience, a lot of knowledge and I plan to use it. I mean, football's fun for me. I feel like I can go out there, I can anticipate a lot of things. I've seen all the coverages — we have a lot of answers to the test. Now you just got to go do it."Most athletes, by the time you get to a certain point you start to figure it out mentally and physically it becomes really hard. So, trying to be my best physically and be my best mentally and that's a good place to be."As for his conditioning, Brady says he is comfortable with his situation concerning his personal trainer Youth Weston Richburg Jersey , Alex Guerrero. Guerrero was removed from team flights last season but has reappeared as a sign of some sort of understanding involving coach Bill Belichick."We work together," Brady said. "I don't want to bring on any drama this year — just focus on what I want to do and be a great football player for this team and try to be a good example in the locker room and provide great leadership. That's where my focus is — I know we want to often times talk about a lot of other things, but I just really want to stick to football."Brady starts this season with Danny Amendola now in Miami and Julian Edelman suspended for the first four games for a PED violation. There are five wide receivers on the roster, two of them added in the last five days."I have confidence in them, certainly," he said. "Phillip (Dorsett) and Chris (Hogan) obviously I played a lot with them last year, Cordarrelle (Patterson) is new and he's done some good things, obviously, the reason why he's here. He's a really good player and he's been productive in the league."To be on this team, you have to be a good football player and the guys that are out there certainly I have a lot of confidence in."Brady refused comment on the airing of Colin Kaepernick's first Nike ad, saying, "I really want to focus on football . get ready for the Texans. They're a great team."