The Arizona Cardinals hosted the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday and were able to walk away with a come-from-behind, 21-19 upset win over the postseason-bound Niners. Here's a look at some of the key offensive performers that allowed the birds to come away with the victory.
Quarterback John Skelton did give up two interceptions, but was the outstanding passer in the game. While the Arizona defense held the San Francisco to four first-half field goals and a Frank Gore touchdown, Skelton helped keep the Cardinals alive offensively, heaving a 60 yard touchdown pass to Early Doucet midway through the second quarter that actually put Arizona ahead at the time. In all, Skelton contributed directly to all three Arizona scores, which the defense allowed to hold up for the win. Skelton finished the game 19-for-28 with 282 passing yards, three touchdowns, 25 rushing yards and 106.5 passer rating.
Larry Fitzgerald led all receivers in the game with 149 receiving yards on seven catches. He scored a touchdown in the third quarter on a 46 yard pass from Skelton. Andre Roberts also caught a touchdown pass, a three yarder in the fourth quarter that put Arizona on top for good. Roberts only had two catches for eight yards.
The Cardinals chose to focus on the air attack in this game. Skelton was second in Arizona rushing yards behind Beanie Wells, who picked up 27 yards on 15 carries, averaging only 1.8 yards per.
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