Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals catches a pass while being defended by Jaiquawn Jarrett #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of the Cardinals 21-17 win at Lincoln Financial Field on November 13, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

2012 NFL Pro Bowl Results: Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson And Patrick Peterson Get In

Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson and Patrick Peterson were selected for the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl Darnell Dockett was picked as an alternate.

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2012 NFL Pro Bowl Rosters: Cardinals Bring Excitement To Game With Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson

The Arizona Cardinals may get overlooked at times by the national media being nestled out in the deserts of the southwest, but the franchise will bring some serious firepower to the 2012 NFL Pro Bowl. With Larry Fitzgerald and Patrick Peterson (and Adrian Wilson) on their way to Hawaii, the NFC can expect to have some serious playmakers on their side of the field.

For Fitzgerald, there may not be a more consistent wide receiver on the planet right now. Despite lining up alongside a new quarterback seemingly every season, the veteran of eight seasons recored 1,000+ receiving yards for the fifth straight year and hauled in eight touchdown passes. Still capable of spreading a defense and making plays down the field, Fitzgerald will be a big target for the NFC quarterbacks.

Patrick Petersen has wowed the football world in his first season, breaking away for numerous touchdowns on kick and punt returns. With his incredible speed and elusiveness, look for Peterson to provide fireworks in the Pro Bowl should he be able to play.

For more on the Cardinals, head on over to Revenge Of The Birds.


2012 Pro Bowl Selections: Larry Fitzgerald, Adrian Wilson, Patrick Peterson Represent Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have one non-surprising returner to the Pro Bowl, and two solid players joining them.

Fitzgerald has just had the roughest time dealing with quarterback after quarterback the past few seasons. He's gone from Kurt Warner to Matt Leinart back to Kurt Warner to Derek Anderson to Kevin Kolb to John Skelton. His Cardinals have struggled as a football team the past few years, although they did manage to climb up back to semi-respectability this year. But Fitz hasn't really missed a beat in his production in 2011. He's caught 71 passes and averaged a pretty incredible 17.8 yards per catch on his way to another 1000+ yard season, and managed to get in the end zone eight times.

Adrian Wilson is probably a surprise selection, although he's definitely worth of inclusion from the safety position, notching 62 tackles, one sack and one interception. Patrick Peterson might not be as popular as Devin Hester yet, but the rookie out of LSU definitely had the better overall season, returning four punts for touchdowns and swinging the outcome of at least one or two Cardinals games.

Darnell Dockett also made the team as an alternate, finishing sixth overall among defensive linemen.

To discuss the selections with Cardinals fans, head to Revenge of the Birds.


2012 NFL Pro Bowl Results: Arizona Cardinals Have Only Larry Fitzgerald In Contention

Larry Fitzgerald is the only real option as a Pro Bowl player for the Arizona Cardinals this season. Fitzgerald is on the fringe of NFC Pro Bowl voting right now behind Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings and Steve Smith.

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