October 30, 2020

Woodson’s big play helps Packers top Broncos 49-23


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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Charles Woodson plucked Kyle Orton’s pass out of the air, managed not to bobble the ball, and took it straight to the end zone.

Woodson’s 30-yard interception for a touchdown set the tone early in the Green Bay Packers’ 49-23 rout of the Denver Broncos at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It also moved Woodson one step away from a record.

Sunday’s score was Woodson’s 11th interception return for a touchdown, tying him with Darren Sharper for second on the NFL career list — and putting him one behind the leader, Rod Woodson.

“I’m almost there,” Charles Woodson said. “I plan on getting it this year. We’ll see.”

Woodson’s big play was the worst part of an up-and-down day for Orton, one of three interceptions by the Packers.

The Packers already were leading 7-3 when Woodson read Orton’s attempted throw to Eric Decker.

“I feel like I bobbled it a little bit briefly, and for a second thought I was going to drop it,” Woodson said. “Once I got it and I looked back and (saw) the receiver kind of stumbling, I knew I could get in.”

The Broncos still had a rally in them, with Orton throwing a pair of touchdowns to Decker in the second quarter to cut the deficit to four. In the end, though, the Broncos just couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers.


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