The Raiders’ 24-20 win over the Chiefs this past Thursday snapped a 16-game losing streak for Oakland and gave the silver and black its first victory this season. The game was also a landmark occasion for veteran Raiders safety Charles Woodson, who finished with eight tackles and one sack to become the first player in NFL history with at least 50 interceptions and 20 sacks. (Woodson has 58 picks, 11 of which he’s returned for touchdowns.)
Woodson is at the tail-end of a career that will certainly land him in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, perhaps on the first ballot. It’s just too bad he may have to author his finale with the sorry Raiders.
For a look at less-sorry times for Woodson, here’s a highlight compilation from his best year as a pro. In 2009, while playing cornerback for the Packers, Woodson was voted NFL Defensive Player of the Year. He finished that regular season with nine interceptions (returning three for touchdowns), two sacks, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 66 tackles.