Cardinals quarterback John Skelton shooting for unwanted distinction

Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

John Skelton looking to tie Ryan Leaf for possibly the worst quarterback stat ever.

Joe posted a comment on one of the stories the other day with a link to a post Mike Sando did over at the NFC West blog on ESPN. In it, it states that John Skelton is shooting for the most dubious of awards.

If he throws an interception against the Falcons this Sunday, he will tie Ryan Leaf for the most consecutive games with at least one interception thrown. It would be his 13th straight game with a pick.

Anytime you are mentioned in the same sentence as Ryan Leaf, it is usually not for good reason. That is especially the case with this troubling statistic. Leaf's 13-game streak ran from 1998-2000, according to Sando. The last time Skelton didn't throw one? Week nine against the St. Louis Rams last season.

Also to be noted was Sando's other stat about Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Ryan currently holds a record of 30-4 while playing at home in Georgia.

With the Cardinals on a five-game losing streak, Skelton looking to extend his interception streak and Ryan hoping to make his win streak longer, things are stacking up against the Cardinals for Sunday's game.

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