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Larry Fitzgerald is Offensive Player of the Week for play vs. Eagles

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The veteran shows off his skills once again.

Christian Petersen

The Arizona Cardinals announced on Wednesday that  wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was named the "NFC Offensive Player of the Week" for his performance in last Sunday's 24-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

It is the third time that Fitzgerald has been selected as "Offensive Player of the Week," with all of those selections following Cardinals victories over the Eagles. His first career Player of the Week selection came in 2011 after the Cardinals Week 10 victory over the Eagles and his second selection was in 2012 after Arizona's Week 3 win vs. Philadelphia.

Fitzgerald had a season-high seven receptions for 160 yards in Sunday's win, including a career-long 80-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter. His 160 receiving yards represent the third-best single-game total of his career in the regular season and the most since 2007. It was also his team leading and franchise record 37th career 100-yard receiving game. Fitzgerald's 80-yard touchdown reception was the Cardinals fourth offensive TD of 80+ yards dating back to last season, the highest total in the NFL in that span.

Fitzgerald now has at least one touchdown reception in all seven career games against the Eagles (including postseason). In those seven games, he has 47 receptions for 802 yards and 11 touchdowns. In NFL history, only Bobby Mitchell (14 in 22 games) and Charley Taylor (14 in 20 games) have more receiving touchdowns against the Eagles.

Fitzgerald is the third Cardinals player this season to be selected as Player of the Week. Punt returner Ted Ginn, Jr. was selected as Special Teams Player of the Week following the Cardinals Week 2 win in New York and kicker Chandler Catanzaro was honored with Special Teams Player of the Week following Arizona's Week 6 win over Washington.

With his third selection, Fitzgerald now has the third most "Offensive Player of the Week" selections in team history, trailing only quarterbacks Neil Lomax (four) and Kurt Warner (five).