Los Angeles Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins overcame an injury and scored an overtime winner to lift the team against the Denver Broncos 19-16 on Monday night.
Hopkins appeared to suffer from a kicking leg injury as he attempted an extra point, but worked through the pain he faced to nail all four of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 39-yarder. .
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After the game, he spoke to ESPN’s Lisa Salters.
“I just want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” Hopkins said. “I have so much to be grateful for, other than football, and so when something like this happens… I’m blessed anyway, but being on the safe side makes it so much better.”
CHARGERS’ DUSTIN HOPKINS HITS THROUGH THE GROUND GOAL IN OVERTIME ON INJURED LEG TO BEAT BRONCOS
Hopkins missed Los Angeles’ Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns but definitely needed him in Monday’s win. Hopkins had 13 of the team’s 19 points in the victory.
“It was weird. I felt good going into the game and everything. But that first extra point, I felt a pop, and it kind of went downhill from there,” Hopkins said.
Hopkins joined the Chargers last season after spending more than six seasons with the Washington Commanders. He had 84.5% of his career field goals before the game against the Broncos.
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Los Angeles moved to 4-2 with the win and Denver fell to 2-4.