Larry Fitzgerald shines in Pro Bowl loss
The NFC lost 59-41 to the AFC in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in
Honolulu, but don’t pin that loss on Cardinals’ receiver
Fitz caught 6 passes for 111 yards and 3 touchdowns,
including two scores in the game’s first 6 minutes. The
NFC opened the scoring when Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers
found Fitzgerald in the end zone with 9:14 left in the
first quarter. After an onside kick that was recovered by
the NFC, Rodgers hooked up with Fitzgerald again, just :09
The third touchdown came in the fourth quarter with AFC in
command, when Carolina rookie Cam Newton threw a 36-yard
scoring strike to Fitzgerald.
As great as Fitzgerald was on Sunday, Miami’s Brandon
Marshall one-upped him. Marshall snared 6 catches for 176
yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns. Marshall
caught scoring passes from each of the AFC’s quarterbacks
— Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger, San Diego’s Philip
Rivers and Andy Dalton of Cincinnati, and was named the
At least season’s Pro Bowl, Fitzgerald caught just one
pass, but it was good for a touchdown in the NFC’s 55-41
Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson also made his mark in
his first Pro Bowl, intercepting a pass and returning 4
kicks for an average of 30.8 yards.
Safety Adrian Wilson registered a pass defensed.