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Updated Dec 3, 2012 - 5:37 pm

Lenon on losing streak: ‘You can't force things'

Atlanta Falcons running back Jacquizz Rodgers (32) runs against Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Paris Lenon (51) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon knows a thing or two about winning and losing games in the NFL.

During his 12 year NFL career, he has been on plenty of successful teams and even more teams that have struggled, much like the 2012 Arizona Cardinals.

Lenon joined Arizona Sports 620's Doug and Wolf Monday and talked about what it takes to be a good team and what the Cardinals must do to end their losing streak.

"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."

Lenon explained that being consistent means "being the same guy, not only every game, but every practice."

What makes the Cardinals' losing streak most disappointing is the fact that Lenon and the defense have been rather consistent this season.

"It is definitely frustrating to work as hard as you work and come up empty handed on Sunday," Lenon said. "But I think if you are a true competitor and a professional, you go out that and play a certain way regardless."

Because the Cardinals have come up short in each of the past eight games, Lenon thinks the most important thing for the Cardinals to do is to stay focused on doing their responsibilities.

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

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