As I watch this year's games, and suffer through the highs and lows, I have had an epiphany. This, in my opinion, is the difference between this year and last year . . .
The difference is mojo, karma, luck, or whatever you want to call it. For example, today, that deflected ball goes through Troy's hands. The ball goes through Hood's hands. A few weeks ago when Troy rushed through the line and almost caused a fumble at the hand off. I can think a of a few more, but you get the idea.
So, I think the difference are those kinds of plays. Last year, for whatever reason, we would have made those plays. This year, for whatever reason, we are not getting those plays. Those are game changing and game momentum plays.
Other factors, such as the barrage of injuries are a factor as well.
Hopefully our "karma" changes.