Days after Charles Woodson was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month, he continues to show he is closer to Defensive Player of the century. Coming into the game, he was sitting tied for 6th all time in interceptions. He got there by intercepting Peyton Manning twice in their game in Oakland three weeks ago. He returned to Oakland for the first time since that game and added another interception.
With the Raiders leading 21-3 in the second quarter, Jets quarterback Geno Smith -- who was in the game because starter Ryan Fitzpatrick injured his hand on the Jets' first drive -- went for a big strike up the left sideline. Woodson saw it coming and he swooped over the pick it off just like his second interception of Peyton Manning.
That interception gave Charles Woodson a league leading 5 interceptions on the season and moved him squarely into the top five all time in interceptions (65). Here is the all time list:
1. Paul Krause+ 81 1964-1979 2TM
2. Emlen Tunnell+ 79 1948-1961 2TM
3. Rod Woodson+ 71 1987-2003 4TM
4. Night Train Lane+ 68 1952-1965 3TM
5. Charles Woodson 65 1998-2015 2TM
Ken Riley 65 1969-1983 CIN
7. Ed Reed 64 2002-2013 3TM
8. Ronnie Lott+ 63 1981-1994 3TM
Darren Sharper 63 1997-2010 3TM
As you can see, every player on the list ahead of Woodson is in the Hall of Fame, where we know Woodson is headed five years after whenever he decides to retire.