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Arizona Cardinals LB says message of consistency is key to breaking skid

Paris Lenon knows a thing or two about losing streaks after being a part of the Detroit Lions in 2008.

Streeter Lecka

Veteran Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon said consistency in everything they do is the key for the Cardinals to break out of their eight-game skid, Arizona Sports reported on Tuesday.

Lenon knows a thing or two about losing streaks. After starting his career with the Green Bay Packers, Lenon spent three years on the Detroit Lions, including their infamous 0-16 year in 2008. He said that consistency is what the Cardinals need and that it extends all the way from the game to every practice.

"What you want to try to do is be consistent throughout the entire game," Lenon said. "That is really the difference between the teams that win and the teams that lose games. There is a lack of consistency."

After opening the season with four straight wins, the Cardinals have dropped every game. Their last win was in overtime against the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 30. Despite the troubles, Lenon said the Cardinals just need to put their heads down and play the game they know how.

"You can't force things to happen," Lenon said. "You still have to continue to play technique, sound football."

The Cardinals have perhaps not been as bad as the streak suggests. Although they've dropped some contests that raise an eyebrow or two, they've also lost four of the games by a touchdown or less, including a four-point loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 18.