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Skeltonmania does it again

John Skelton

Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (19) warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. Skelton will start the game in place of quarterback Kevin Kolb who suffered a concussion against the 49ers. (AP Photo/Matt York)


We’ll say it again: All John Skelton does is win.

The Cardinals pulled off yet another crazy comeback, once again in overtime. And once again, an excellent Patrick Peterson punt return set up the win.

This time, Peterson set up Skelton to make the game’s biggest play. Skelton lofted a nice touch pass to Larry Fitzgerald to set up Jay Feeley for a chip shot field goal to win 20-17. The Cardinals are now 7-7.

The Cardinals trailed 17-7 heading into the fourth quarter, but scored 10 points in the final nine minutes of regulation, then finished off the job in overtime to win 20-17.

Arizona is now 5-1 in Skelton’s starts, even though the Fordham grad has been a little erratic. The Cardinals are improbably still alive for a wild card berth, although the Lions’ win puts a dent in those plans.

The win sets up an interesting question for Ken Whisenhunt this week: Does Kevin Kolb start this week if healthy?

If we are really to believe that “wins are the only stat that matters” for quarterbacks, then it shouldn’t be that hard a decision.