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Cardinals carry six-game losing streak into Lambeau Field

Oct 24, 2006 - 7:44 PM Arizona (1-6) at Green Bay (2-4) Sunday 1:00 pm EST

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (Ticker) -- Dennis Green's third season as coach of the Arizona Cardinals is following a familiar pattern - plenty of losses.

The Cardinals look to stop a six-game losing streak Sunday when they visit the Green Bay Packers.

In Green's first two seasons, the Cardinals lost 10 and 11 games. The franchise looks well on its way to its fifth straight season with double-digit losses.

Arizona has not won since a 34-27 victory over San Francisco in the season opener. It is in the midst of its longest losing streak since a seven-game slide in 2003.

After watching his team squander a 20-point fourth-quarter lead in a 24-23 loss against unbeaten Chicago on October 16, Green reacted angrily, then proceeded to fire offensive coordinator Keith Rowen and replace him with quarterbacks coach Mike Kruczek.

Green's move failed to pay off as the Cardinals managed just three field goals and were soundly beaten by previously winless Oakland, 22-9, last week.

First-round pick Matt Leinart fell to 0-3 since replacing Kurt Warner as the starter after completing just 13-of-32 passes for 203 yards with two interceptions against the Raiders. He also was sacked three times.

The running game also continues to be a major problem for the Cardinals. Two-time rushing champion Edgerrin James rushed for 34 yards against the Raiders and has just 432 on 161 carries (2.7 average) this season.

While Leinart will make just his fourth career start, Packers future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will extend his NFL record with his 228th consecutive start.

Favre went over 55,000 career passing yards in last week's 34-24 victory at Miami. He threw for 206 yards and two touchdowns and Ahman Green rushed for 118 yards, including a 70-yard score.

Under first-year coach Mike McCarthy, the Packers have shown improvement, splitting their last four games following an 0-2 start.

However, Green Bay will be looking to break through at home since it has dropped its first three games at Lambeau Field. The Packers have lost eight of their last 11 contests at a place that used to be one of the biggest home-field advantages in the league.

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