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Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald wins NFC award

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the Cards’ 27-6 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 114 yards and a touchdown in Arizona’s third straight win to start the season. His 37-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Kevin Kolb put the Cardinals up 17-0 midway through the second quarter.

With his second catch against Philadelphia, Fitzgerald became the youngest player in the history of the National Football League to reach the 700-reception plateau. He accomplished the feat at 29 years, 23 days old, eclipsing Dallas tight end Jason Witten who reached 700 catches at 30 years, 133 days old.

Fitzgerald is the first wide receiver in team history to win the weekly award twice — he was also named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week following the Cardinals’ win at Philadelphia in 2011.


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