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Woodhead's TD reception at the end of first half
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In the locker room, after the game

Danny Woodhead scored two touchdowns Sunday as the San Diego Charges upset the Kansas City Chiefs in an offensive shootout in Arrowhead Stadium.

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The Chargers won, 41-38, thanks to a winning touchdown pass with just 27 seconds left in the game.

The Chargers drove the length of the field in less than 60 seconds on the final drive, with Woodhead accounting for 34 yards on two plays.

San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers had a great day passing, hitting 27 of 39 in the cold air at Kansas City.

Woodhead, the mighty mite from North Platte, scored a TD rushing as well as receiving as he took over for starting Chargers running back Ryan Mathews, who injured a hamstring. Woodhead leapt high to catch a TD pass just before halftime to keep the Chargers within striking distance.

In the second half, he ran for another touchdown on a three-yard draw play out of the shotgun formation.

And, in the Chargers' final drive, Woodhead rushed for 20 yards and a play later, caught a four-yard pass and tip-toed down the sidelines for a 14-yard gain.

He finished the day with 25 yards rushing, 45 yards receiving and 137 kickoff return yards.

It was just the second loss of the season for Kansas City. The Chiefs won their first nine games of the season and now face rival Denver next week.

With the win, the Chargers are 5-6 after suffering three straight loses. They are contending for a wildcard spot in the playoffs.

Rivers threw for 392 yards and three touchdowns.

Woodhead, the 5’8” 200 pounder from North Platte, continues to inspire fans across the country.

He "deserves a very large, long contract for life," San Diego fan Binh Cao wrote on the Chargers website, HERE. "The guy is a football player; we want more football players like him on the team....look at the guy...it is not the size that matter, it's the heart that he has..."

“We’re a family,” Woodhead said in a post-game interview. “Everyone on the team busts their tails every day, and we were able to see that today. I think we all came together as a team today.”


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 11/25/2013
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