we're still competitive. almost every team we lost to we gave them a run for the money. if we had a staff that knew how to finish games consistently we might have been more than competitive, and by that i mean winning.
pretty much everything broke our way in 2008 except for the playoff game and kasay's field goal against the giants which was the opposite of what happened this season.
we got away with the raiders game, a very questionable no-overturn on a steve smith touchdown that swung the momentum toward us when we were down against the cardinals at home, of course the low-probability game winning touchdown catch against the chargers, surviving what was a damn-near massive chokejob against the saints with the division on the line in week 17, etc. i'm sure there are others.