Raiders News - Charles Woodson named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. Woodson, who was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 as a cornerback for the Green Bay Packers, put on a defensive show on Sunday. Woodson returned a fumble for a touchdown (his 13th, tying him with Darren Sharper and Rod Woodson for the most defensive TDs in NFL history), had four solo tackles, and sealed the game with a late interception of Philip Rivers - Oakland's third of the night.

The Raiders won Sunday night's game 27-17 against the San Diego Chargers, and Woodson's dominant defensive display was a large part of the reason why. Up next? Another AFC grudge match against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead stadium.

An interesting note - when Woodson won the Heisman Trophy with Michigan in 1997, AFC Offensive Player of the Week Geno Smith was seven years old.


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