What an MLB source said about the Dbacks trade h

first_img What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke A four-game winning streak in the NFL doesn’t seem like abig deal, but when you consider that four games is one-quarter of a team’s regular season, it definitely is adistinct accomplishment.For the Arizona Cardinals, that distinct accomplishmenthas been a very rare one.Ken Whisenhunt’s team won their fourth straight by beatingthe Cleveland Browns 20-17 in overtime at University ofPhoenix Stadium on Sunday. Comments   Share   The last 5-game streak in franchise history was all theway back in 1977, when Don Coryell’s team reeled off 6 ina row. That team, by the way finished only 7-7.To put things in perspective, and maybe to paint a pictureof the Cardinals’ history, in the same time frame, thePittsburgh Steelers have had 22 winning streaks of atleast four games. “We haven’t won four games in a row since I’ve been here,so that is a pretty significant deal, not only for ourcoaches but for our players as well,” Whisenhunt saidduring Sunday’s postgame media session.While his statement isn’t entirely true, it’s pretty darnclose.This is the Cardinals’ first four-game winning streakunder Whisenhunt in the regular season. During the 2008march to Super Bowl XLIII, the Cardinals won their regularseason finale against Seattle before reeling offpostseason wins against Atlanta, Carolina andPhiladelphia.But this is only the third four-game streak in the regularseason since 1988. The Phoenix Cardinals ran off fourstraight wins in ’88 from Week 3 to Week 6, and the 1999Cards won four straight in between weeks 10 and 13. The 1998 Cardinals also had a 4-game stretch into thepostseason. After regular season triumphs againstPhiladelphia, New Orleans and San Diego, the Cardinalsshocked Dallas in an NFC Wild Card game.As the Cardinals begin preparations for their trip toCincinnati to play the Bengals on Saturday, remember this:they’ve never had a 5-game winning streak as thePhoenix/Arizona Cardinals. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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