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Arizona Cardinal Of The Week: Week Five

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The Arizona Cardinals successful 30-20 victory over the defending champion New Orleans Saints proved to be the sweetest win so far this season. Max Hall previewed what he can be and the defense forced four turnovers. Football is a team effort, but there are always those who shine. Here are this week's nominees:

Kerry Rhodes - 6 tackles, 1 PD, 1 FR, 1 TD

Rhodes became the first Cardinal in team history to return fumble recoveries for touchdowns in back to back weeks. He also rolled much of the momentum in the Cardinals favor with the score. Rhodes play-making ability has proven to be a success after the Cardinals faced criticism for allowing Antrel Rolle to walk this offseason.

Max Hall - 17/27, 168 yards, 62% completion

The numbers aren't astounding but Hall's tough play was the difference between he and former starter Derek Anderson. Hall's commitment to move the ball down field put the Cardinals in several scoring opportunities. His completion percentage was also a relief to what we had previously witnessed this season.

Larry Fitzgerald - 7 catches, 93 yards, 13.3 average

His 93 receiving yards were a season high but that isn't what stood out for Larry Fitzgerald. He became rookie quarterback Max Hall's security blanket on Sunday. He caught two passes off of beautiful throws near the sideline and made a difficult catch over the middle while being face-masked as well.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie - 4 tackles, 2 PD, 1 INT, 1 TD

DRC put an end to any sort of comeback the Saints were attempting to make on Sunday. After the Cardinals led by just three points, Rodgers-Cromartie picked off a Drew Brees' would-be pass and returned it to the house to seal New Orleans' fate.

As always, if you feel anyone should be realistically added to the list, leave a comment listing who and why. Which Cardinal did you vote for?