Raiders: Charles Woodson’s best moments in the Silver and Black
By Kenny King
Charles Woodson records his first pick-six
In Week 3 of Woodson’s rookie season, Cardinals quarterback Jake Plummer made the mistake of throwing the ball in Woodson’s direction, and Woodson intercepted Plummer’s pass and returned it for 46 yards. This pick resulted in C-Wood’s first career touchdown, as he started mounting his ROY candidacy.
Woodson’s pick-six helped lead the Raiders to a victory over the Cardinals, and it was a display of the kind of physical specimen he was. Even as a rookie, C-Wood dominated the competition, giving a glimpse of what would be a first-ballot Hall of Fame career.
Woodson finally picks off Peyton Manning
Charles Woodson and Peyton Manning are two players who will forever be tied together, as they both were up for the Heisman Trophy, which Woodson won, they were both drafted in the first round of 1998, and for 18 years, Manning was the only quarterback that Woodson hadn’t recorded an interception against.
On October 11th, 2015, this all changed, Woodson didn’t only record his first interception against Manning, he recorded his second as well. While the moment was bittersweet, as the Raiders lost the game 16-10, this was still another defining moment in Woodson’s illustrious career as he was able to cross off another item off the bucket list.