Charles Woodson provided reminders of both how long he’s stuck around and the ability he has left against the Chargers late on Sunday night.
Woodson has been around long enough to be tied for the most defensive touchdowns in NFL history, something he couldn’t have done without still playing at a high level in his 16th NFL season. Woodson proved that he was by returning a Danny Woodhead fumble for the record-tying touchdown and icing the game with an interception of Philp Rivers in the fourth quarter.
As a result of those plays, Woodson’s been named the AFC defensive player of the week for Week 5. Woodson tossed in four tackles for good measure in a 27-17 victory that moved Oakland’s record to 2-3 on the season.
The weekly honor makes for a nice birthday present for Woodson, who turned 37 on Monday. He has 30 tackles and one sack this season to go with the two big plays he made against San Diego.