On Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights they are 2-6. For a team that has won nine or more games every season since 2011, the trend is flabbergasting.
Night terrors, however, don't explain the three bombed playoff games Dalton has led, plummeting their record to 2-9 in games where the spotlight shines, regardless of the Earth's relation to the Sun.
"It is annoying and it's our job to make it unannoying," safety George Iloka said. "If we lose this game, the talk will come back again. But that's you all's job to do. ... And if we want to silence the critics, so to say, we've got to put up or shut up. That's how it goes. It might be annoying, but that's on us."
Monday night they'll have a chance to rewrite the script, or relive the nightmare.