39-year-old safety Charles Woodson entered the game without an interception against fellow future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning but did say earlier this week that he wanted one.
The veteran has been battling a shoulder injury early this season but isn't letting it hold him back, and Sunday's game against the Broncos was no different.
"[It's] unbelievable what he's doing," Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said about Woodson after the game. "Just to play alone at 39 years old is incredible. But to such a productive player and making big plays in the game. Clearly he's banged up, but he's fighting through the pain. His pain threshold is off the charts."
Woodson finished the game with just four tackles, but he did get his interception against the guy that entered the draft the same year as him (1998) after he won the Heisman Trophy over him. In fact, Woodson hauled in two interceptions.
The first one came at a crucial time as Manning looked to give the Broncos one last score before the end of the first half. Looking for his tight end Owen Daniels, Woodson jumped in front of the pass and hauled in the interception to end the half and keep the Raiders in front 7-6.
His second interception came in the third quarter when he read Manning's eyes and made a leaping catch against along the sideline for the second interception of the day.
The two interceptions, his 63rd and 64th of his career, moved him into a tie with Ed Reed for 6th place on the all-time career interceptions list. At the age of 39, he is just the third player to intercept a pass while being 39 or older (Clay Matthews and Darrell Green).
Woodson continues to play at a high level this season and now has an interception in three straight games. This is the third time in his career he has done so, with the other stretches coming in 2006 and 2007.
But even has he keeps racking up the personal accolades, all the veteran cares about is winning.
"Really don't even want to talk about the interceptions, just because of the fact we did lose the game," Woodson said after the game. "It was all about winning the game. I know it was a big deal all week about that aspect of it, but it's never about that. Those things are the shiny things, shiny toys that you like, but it's about wins and losses, man. As I said a few days ago, our mission is to win our division and the only way we can do that is to beat the team that's won it the last few years. Today we dropped the ball on that."