I saw an interesting debate that was posted on Twitter by Andrew Perloff (Member of the Dan Patrick Show) during The Leisuremen. It was a debate about who’s best game is better, Larry Fitzgerald or Julio Jones. This is a very interesting debate. At first, I immediately thought that Julio Jones would be the clear favorite in this discussion. However, I thought about Larry Fitzgerald’s career, and I remembered Super Bowl XLIII.
While Julio Jones put on a clinic in the NFC Championship game against the Packers, Larry Fitzgerald balled out against the Steelers on the biggest stage, the Super Bowl. Larry Fitzgerald had 7 catches for 127 yards, and two touchdowns against a Steeler defense that was anchored by Troy Polamalu, James Harrison, and James Farrior. That defense lead the NFL in almost every defensive statistic, and the NFL Defensive Player of the Year, James Harrison. Larry Fitzgerald dominated the game, and scored a 64-yard touchdown catch to put the Cardinals up late in the game, which appeared to be the winning score. That score did not win the game, but it showcased Larry Fitzgerald’s ability to break a game wide open.
Larry Fitzgerald’s 2009 season landed him sharing the front of the 2010 Madden cover with Troy Polamalu. Throughout Larry’s career he dominated defenses and made big time plays. Dating all the way back to his college days at the University of Pittsburgh, Larry was unstoppable in the red zone. Until Julio Jones has a Super Bowl performance like Larry had in Super Bowl XLIII, I believe Larry Fitzgerald’s best game is better. This could all change in the upcoming Super Bowl, but until then Larry Fitzgerald wins this debate.