The Cardinals have finally ended their seven game losing streak with their 43-13 win over the Broncos, and they got a good performance from several players. It is nice to talk about who had a good game again.
Also, Derek Anderson won the worst of the week vote with 86% of the vote last week, although he was the only person on the list.
Jay Feely - 5 of 6 Field Goals made (long of 55), 5 Yard Touchdown run
It is not often when you see a Kicker in a player of the week list where he has a good chance of being the one who wins the award. Usually, it is if he makes a game winning kick. But last night, Feely singlehandedly beat the Broncos. He made 5 Field Goals, the only one he missed was after a delay of game penalty where it looked like the Cardinals were going to Punt, then they decided to send Feely in and he missed a 49 yarder. He also ran for a Touchdown on a play that seemed to fire up the entire team. He was also only one point away from tying the record for most points scored in one game by a Kicker that was set by Rob Bironas of the Titans back in 2007 (26 points).
Larry Fitzgerald - 6 Catches for 72 Yards
It looked like Larry was going to break the record for most catches by a Cardinals player on the second play of the game, but he fumbled. Coach Whisenhunt then challenged the play, and it was overturned. Larry had to wait a little while after that, but he got his catch, they put the little thing on the scoreboard that said he now has the record, and he got five other catches to add on to that record. Good day for Fitz, and it would have been even better if a deep pass by Steve Breaston on a trick play wasn't knocked away from him.
Kerry Rhodes - 4 Tackles, Fumble Recovery, Interception
Really, does anyone miss Antrel Rolle anymore? Kerry Rhodes has been a big time playmaker this year, and he made even more of them last night in another solid performance. He should make it to the Pro Bowl this season.
John Skelton - 15 of 37 for 146 Yards, 3 Rushes for 9 Yards
Not a great statistical performance by any means (he did have four or five dropped passes though), but he didn't make any big mistakes, he did a good job leading the offense in his first game as a starter, and he got the win. He did enough to make the fans feel optimistic about what he can do in the future, but I still think the Cards need to get a Quarterback early in the Draft.
Tim Hightower - 18 Carries for 148 Yards, 2 Touchdowns
He didn't get off to a great start, and he lost a fumble during the 4th Quarter. But after that, he took out his anger on the Broncos Defense with several big runs, and two Touchdowns to seal the game in what is statistically one of the best games of his young career.