Larry Fitzgerald: ‘Cardinals match up well against NFC West rivals’

  • Marcus Burnan
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The NFC West is the toughest division in football.  The Seattle Seahawks are the reigning Super Bowl champions, the San Fransisco 49ers have been to the NFC Championship game three out of the last three years, the St. Louis Rams are on the rise after years of being a below average team.

And then you have the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals finished the 2013 season with a 10-6 record.  What was most impressive about the record was that it was an entire new coaching staff, front office, and playing staff.  In short, it was supposed to be a rebuild.

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald believes the team is close to both the Seahawks and 49ers and isn’t worried about facing them twice each next year.

“That’s no problem. We match up very well with those teams, and we love playing against them,” Fitzgerald told a USA TODAY reporter.

The Cardinals were 1-3 against the Seahawks and 49ers in 2013 and were responsible for the only loss the Seahawks have suffered at home in two years.  Despite the record against the top dogs in the division, Fitzgerald says it’s already in the past.

“That was last year,” he said. “That has no significance on this year and what we’re trying to accomplish. We just take it as another game. We expected to go up there and win and we were able to get it done, and that’s pretty much all we ever talked about.”

Larry Fitzgerald made the Pro Bowl as an alternate in 2013.  He had 72 receptions for 954 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Phoenix Sports Kings Assistant Site Manager Marcus Burnan

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