Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald has taken a place in the NFL record book alongside some elite, Hall of Fame company with his postseason performance on Saturday.
When Fitzgerald raced 75 yards on the first play of overtime against the Packers, it took him over 100 yards for the game. That was Fitzgerald’s fifth 100-yard postseason game. In NFL history, only Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin have more than five 100-yard postseason games; Rice had eight and Irvin had six.
And when Fitzgerald subsequently scored the game-winning touchdown against the Packers, it was his 10th career receiving touchdown in the postseason. Only Rice and John Stallworth have more than 10 postseason receiving touchdowns; Stallworth had 12 and Rice had 22, a record that may never be broken.
Fitzgerald has done all that while playing in just eight career postseason games. Rice played in 29 career postseason games, Stallworth played in 18 and Irvin played in 16. Fitzgerald hasn’t always been on good teams, but when he gets to the playoffs, he always delivers.