Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald wins NFC award

Sep 26, 2012, 2:56 PM | Updated: 3:58 pm

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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Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald catches a pass as he warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals' Kevin Kolb (4) is sacked by Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Babin (93) during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick (7) scrambles away from Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell (93) during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) Arizona Cardinals' Michael Floyd (15) makes a catch on his way to a touchdown as Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Babin (93) looks on during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Paul Connors) Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick (7) gets off a pass in front of Arizona Cardinals' Sam Acho (94) during the first half in an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals' Michael Floyd (15) celebrates his touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles with teammates Adam Snyder (68) and Early Doucet (85) during the first half in an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) makes a touchdown catch in front of Philadelphia Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha (24) in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald (11) makes a jumping touchdown catch in front of Philadelphia Eagles' Nnamdi Asomugha in the first half of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, right, has the ball knocked out of his hands as he is tackled by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Sam Acho, center, as Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett, left, looks on in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, right, is sacked by Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington, left, in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors) Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson, left, is tackled shy of the end zone by Arizona Cardinals safeties Kerry Rhodes, center, and James Sanders, right, to prevent a touchdown in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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