WATCH: Larry Fitzgerald drags Cards to NFC title game with OT heroics
After an Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary, Larry Fitzgerald went 80 yards on the Cardinals' first drive of overtime to make sure his team advanced to the next round of the playoffs.
From the sidelines, Larry Fitzgerald couldn't prevent Aaron Rodgers' last-second Hail Mary. He could only stare as his team completed a stunning collapse in the final seconds of regulation. But when given the chance to rescue his team, Fitzgerald simply took over the game.
There would be no Packers miracle -- Fitzgerald made sure of that.
They got all 80 of those yards -- rather, Fitzgerald got all 80 of those yards.
On the first play from scrimmage in overtime, Fitzgerald caught a pass from Carson Palmer at the Cardinals' 35-yard line. He zigged and zagged his way down the field, utilizing a brutal stiff arm along the way. At the tail-end of his run, he even caused Al Michaels to scream, "Larry Fitzgerald is INSANE!"
Fitzgerald wasn't dragged down until the 5-yard line.
But the Cardinals still needed those 5 yards to advance. After a timeout, Palmer fired a pass in Fitzgerald's direction. Incomplete.
They called his number again. Touchdown.
Arians: "We've been saving that little shovel pass for about 18 weeks."— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) January 17, 2016
In a game that Palmer struggled mightily in, Fitzgerald -- to put it simply -- balled out, catching eight passes for 176 yards and that game-winning touchdown.
Most importantly, he made sure Rodgers couldn't complete his miracle. Single-handedly, Fitzgerald won the Cardinals the game in overtime.
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