Free safety Charles Woodson scooped up a Danny Woodhead fumble late in the third quarter Sunday night and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown. That marked the 13th defensive touchdown for Woodson during his 16-year NFL career. It also moved Woodson into a tie with former Raiders safety Rod Woodson and former safety Darren Sharper for the NFL record. The play helped the Raiders defeat the San Diego Chargers 27-17 on Sunday night and it further validated general manager Reggie McKenzie's decision to sign Woodson during the offseason. "He's made a habit out of doing that his whole career" Raiders coach Dennis Allen said. "That's what we expect out of him." Woodson said it just means that "I've been around the game a long time." Woodson added an interception on the Chargers final offensive play of the game to seal the victory. -- Outside linebacker Kevin Burnett recorded a game-high 14 tackles including one of the Raiders two sacks. Burnett might get overlooked by the casual fan but the Raiders are quite aware of Burnett's value to their defense Allen said. "Kevin is like a lot of the guys that we have on our defense that not very many people talk about" Allen said "but they're good football players." The Raiders made Burnett their team captain against the Chargers a team that he once played for.
Charles Woodson ties NFL defensive touchdown record
San Jose Mercury News | Oct 7