5. Larry Fitzgerald, week 5 at San Francisco 49ers
The game was played on a short week. The Cardinals were coming off a loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams. They were also without starting quarterback Carson Palmer.
The Cardinals had to go with backup quarterback Drew Stanton. Stanton didn’t play very well, at least early on. Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald saved the day.
Late in the first half, Fitz scored on a wide open touchdown to give the Cardinals the lead. Then in the second-half made a touchdown catch to hep put the division-rival San Francisco 49ers away.
Fitz ended up with six receptions for 81-yards and two touchdowns. If not for Fitz, who seemed to be the only receiver Stanton was comfortable with, this game may have been a lot closer.
Once again, Fitz proved just how valuable he is. It is just one more reason why we want to see him come back for at least one more season.