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Cardinals defeat Packers in wild overtime finish to advance in NFL playoffs

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals reacts after making a catch during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Norm Hall

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Larry Fitzgerald set up and scored the winning touchdown on the third play of overtime Saturday night, taking a 5-yard pass from Carson Palmer that lifted Arizona past Green Bay 26-20 after Aaron Rodgers sent the game to an extra period with a desperation 41-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Janis on the final play of regulation.

Fitzgerald turned a short pass into a 75-yard gain on the first play of overtime to set up the winning score. Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 176 yards.

The Cardinals, the NFC’s No. 2 seed, thought they had won until Rodgers, in a play reminiscent of Green Bay’s win over Detroit this season, took the snap with 5 seconds to play, scrambled and threw to the end zone.

The 6-foot-3 Janis, a backup receiver, outjumped defenders Patrick Peterson and Rashad Johnson for the ball.

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