Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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Woodson triumphs in home finale

OAKLAND, Calif. — Philip Rivers' last pass fell incomplete near Charles Woodson's feet and the celebration began. Woodson got a Gatorade shower and then led the fans in a chant of "Rai-ders! Rai-ders!"

What was Woodson's final game in Oakland — and might have been the Raiders' last as well — was far from pretty, but it ended in a victory.

Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 31-yard field goal in overtime, and the Raiders got a defensive stop to seal a 23-20 victory over the Chargers on Thursday night.

"I guess it had to end like that," Woodson said. "It was a little much for me. I would have rather it had been a lopsided victory and we blew them out. That's the way it goes sometimes."

Derek Carr threw a touchdown and led the winning overtime drive for the Raiders, who could be moving to the Los Angeles area after the season. It also made Woodson a winner in his final home game with the Raiders before retiring after his 18th NFL season.

"This is my last game in the Coliseum but just know I'll never leave you," Woodson told the crowd. "Go Raiders!"

JEFFERY DOUBTFUL: Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bucs because of a hamstring injury.

JURISPRUDENCE: Former Colts running back Zurlon Tipton was arrested early Christmas morning for allegedly firing a gun outside a suburban Indianapolis home, according to police. Tipton was charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.

COWBOYS: Wide receiver Dez Bryant (broken foot) sat out of practice again and was listed as doubtful.

VIKINGS: Running back Adrian Peterson was a full participant after going easy on his sprained ankle and is listed as probable for Sunday night's game.

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