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John Skelton says Arizona Cardinals' 4-0 was a fluke

The Cardinals quarterback says that people calling the team's surprising start a fluke are probably right.

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Losers of five consecutive games, the Arizona Cardinals hardly look like a team that started the season by going 4-0. Cardinals quarterback John Skelton says the team's strong start was a fluke, according to

"We probably play best when we're underdogs and no one really expects anything out of us," Skelton said. "People called the 4-0 start a fluke and rightfully so because we lost the last five. All we can do is worry about ourselves, go out there and play the game no matter who the opponent is."

Putting an end to the losing streak won't come easy for Arizona. They will face a hungry Falcons squad that saw its perfect season slip away after a 31-27 loss to the New Orleans Saints last Sunday. The Falcons have a comfortable three-game lead in the NFC South, while the Cardinals have been plunging in the NFC West standings since Week 5.

Kickoff for Sunday's battle with the Falcons is scheduled for 11 a.m. MT at the Georgia Dome, and the game will be televised on FOX. Radio coverage will be provided by Arizona Sports 620 and 92.3 KTAR.