Larry Fitzgerald named NFC Offensive Player of the Week
Reporter: Jason Barr: Sports Director
TEMPE (Arizona Cardinals) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named the “NFC Offensive Player of the Week” for his performance in last Sunday’s 27-6 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
t is the second consecutive year that Fitzgerald was selected as “Offensive Player of the Week” following a victory against the Eagles. His first career Player of the Week selection came in 2011 after the Cardinals 21-17 victory over the Eagles in Week 10. He becomes the first wide receiver in team history to be selected twice for “Offensive Player of the Week.”
Fitzgerald had nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals victory last Sunday. On his second catch of the game, Fitzgerald notched his 700th career reception. At 29 years, 23 days old, Fitzgerald became the youngest player in NFL history to reach 700 career receptions. He reached the milestone over a year younger than the previous record holder—Dallas TE Jason Witten (30 years, 133 days old). Fitzgerald had averaged 114 yards receiving per game in his first four career matchups against Philadelphia.
He hit 114 yards exactly in the win. He now has 100+ yards receiving in three straight games against the Eagles, including the postseason. With his 37-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, Fitzgerald now has a TD in all five games he has played against Philadelphia in his career. Fitzgerald’s selection marks the second time in as many weeks that a Cardinals player has been selected as Player of the Week. Defensive end Calais Campbell earned defensive honors following the Cardinals Week 2 victory against the New England Patriots
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