Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald notches consecutive 100-yard games for first time since 2015
Arizona Cardinals veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald just recorded his second consecutive 100-yard game for the first time since the 2015 NFL season.
Per NFL Research, the 36-year-old wideout previously caught for over 100 yards in two straight weeks in Weeks 2-3 four years ago. Sunday’s achievement is the first time in his career he started a season with back-to-back triple-digit receiving yards tallied:
Larry Fitzgerald has 100+ receiving yards in consecutive games for the first time since Weeks 2-3, 2015
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 15, 2019
An 11-time Pro Bowl receiver, Fitzgerald has been the consummate option for the revolving door of Cardinals quarterbacks. The latest signal-caller is rookie Kyler Murray, the first overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Murray led the Cardinals to an incredible comeback in the fourth quarter of their Week 1 matchup with the Detroit Lions, but Murray, Fitzgerald, and Arizona could not pull away in overtime, leading to an anti-climactic tie with the NFC North club.
Fitzgerald recorded eight receptions for 113 yards and one touchdown in last week’s tie. This week against the Baltimore Ravens, Fitzgerald totaled five receptions for 104 yards, including a 54-yard gain, but did not score. The Cardinals only scored 17 points in the losing effort to Lamar Jackson and the Ravens — rookie head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s first official loss in the NFL.
Fitzgerald was selected with the third overall pick by the Cardinals in the 2004 draft. He has gone on to record over 16,000 receiving yards, 1,319 receptions, and 117 touchdowns in his 16-year professional tenure.