Arizona Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald score the game winning touchdown in overtime after Aaron Rodgers delivered a hail marry pass to force it.
It took a coin flip gone terribly wrong for the Cardinals to win against the Green Bay Packers. On the first play of overtime, Carson Palmer got away from the defenders throwing a dart to Fitzgerald for 75 yards, who finished the game with eight receptions for 176 yards. Next play, Palmer delivered a shovel pass to Fitzgerald thanks to a brilliant call by head coach Bruce Arians.
“As simple a word as ‘special’ is, it describes him probably the best,” Carson Palmer said according to ESPN.
Fitzgerald had a special moment yet again in the postseason. Even at 32 years old, he holds playoff records for the Cardinals. People have forgotten the level of impact he still shows on this team. He may not be the same speedy receiver as John Brown or Michael Floyd are now, but displays his leadership skills.
“As an elder statesman on this team I just try to elevate my game and make plays for my teammates,” Fitzgerald said according to ESPN.
The Cardinals are now setting their focus on the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers destroy the Seattle Seahawks in the first half 31-0 and then almost blew it in the 4th quarter. They hold on to the win and now meet with the Cardinals for the NFC championship. Both are arguably the top teams in the NFC. While the Panthers may have home field advantage, they tend to come off the gas in potential blowout wins. If the Cardinals want to go to the Super Bowl, it’s going to take an aggressive approach against the Panthers secondary and containing Cam Newton in the pocket.