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first_img Comments   Share   Heading into Sunday’s matchup against the PhiladelphiaEagles, Larry Fitzgerald had 38 catches, 646 yards andthree touchdown catches. Pedestrian-like numbers for thefuture hall of famer. But the lack of production was never blamed on anythingFitzgerald was doing or not doing; fans knew he was readyto break out any game. The Eagles were victims of Fitzgerald’s biggest game ofthe season, and that led to an upset victory and theCardinals first road win in 11 games. “In the time that we’ve been here, some of the plays thatLarry has made have been unbelievable,” head coach KenWhisenhunt said on Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf.“Every once in a while you see these things that evenamaze you more and how he took over that game and madesome plays for us when we needed him to make plays is whyhe is the best receiver in the game.”The big numbers–seven catches, 146 yards and two scores–only begin to tell the story of the impact Fitzgerald hadon the victory.“That play in the fourth quarter where almost scored onthird down, you know you have to give John [Skelton]credit, that was a good throw, but the catch…to run thatway he did and make that catch — which is tough over yourhead — is just incredible,” Whisenhunt said.Losing and poor quarterback play have been known to bringout the worst in NFL wide receivers, but Fitzgerald hasmaintained his status as a leader in the locker room forbetter or worse this season. “We’re very fortunate to have Larry not only because he isa great player but because of his leadership, because ofthe way he works and what a great teammate he is.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img 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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