I'll own up to it. When we were 0-4, we were a terrible mess. I'm still angry we lost to KC and Washington, but this is a different team now.
The defense is getting gashed, but keeping teams out the endzone and creating turnovers. The offense is clicking, though it stalls out sometimes at the worst moments (an area where Payton is sorely missed).
Just challenging for a playoff spot makes this season a win and really builds up the excitement for next year.