I agree losing 15 in a row was dark times, but at least we didn't have to get our hopes up that year. 2002 season was far worse for me though. We had a stretch of games where we kept being on the wrong side of close games that we would lose in the 4th quarter. It was like the Bills game from last year on a loop for about five or six weeks. Add that to the fact that we lost a combined 71-0 to Atlanta and that year can burn in the deepest parts of hell.
ugh that damn cowboys game that year
2002 clearly established the fox routine for a non-playoff year though. 2006, 2007, and 2009 were similar-panthers put together a modest string of wins, go on a long cold streak effectively dooming our playoff hopes, and then win 4 out of 5 or something similar to close the season and get us to 7-9 or 8-8.