Fitzgerald TD Give Cards OT Win [VIDEO]
The Arizona Cardinals advanced to the NFC Championship by winning a thrilling 26-20 overtime game against the Green Bay Packers.
Larry Fitzgerald's 75-yard catch and run set up his winning touchdown on a shovel pass from Carson Palmer, and the Cardinals outlasted the Green Bay Packers, 26-20, in overtime in the NFC divisional playoffs in Glendale, Ariz. on Saturday night. The Cardinals advanced to next Sunday’s NFC title game with the thrilling win.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw a 41-yard ‘Hail Mary’ touchdown pass to Jeff Janis on the final play of regulation to force the overtime. The Packers trailed 20-13 with just 1:55 to play thanks to Palmer’s nine-yard TD pass to Michael Floyd with 3:44 left that was deflected by Damarious Randall, giving Arizona a 17-13 lead.
After Green Bay subsequently turned the ball over on downs, Chandler Catanzaro kicked a 36-yard field goal that set up the miraculous finish for both the Packers and the Cardinals. Arizona got the ball first in the extra session, but the officials needed to flip the coin twice after the first attempt didn’t flip.
Palmer threw for 349 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 176 yards and the game-winning score.
Janis caught seven passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns for Green Bay. Rodgers threw for 261 yards, with two TD passes and an interception.
The Cardinals will play the winner of Sunday's Seattle-Carolina game for the NFC title next week.