The Los Angeles Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 19-16 on Monday night after kicker Dustin Hopkins overcame an injury and made the game-winning field goal in overtime.
Hopkins looked to injure his kicking leg when attempting an extra point, but he persevered despite the pain to make all four of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 39-yarder.
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He spoke with Lisa Salters of ESPN following the game.
Hopkins remarked, “I just want to praise my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Apart from football, I have a lot to be grateful for, so when something like this occurs… Even though I’m blessed anyway, it feels much nicer to be on the positive side of things.
DUSTIN HOPKINS, a CHARGER, scores an overtime field goal with a hurt leg to defeat the BRONCOs.
While Hopkins was absent from Los Angeles’ Week 5 game against the Cleveland Browns, he was unquestionably necessary in Monday’s victory. 13 of the team’s 19 points in the triumph came from Hopkins.
“It was strange. I was in good pre-game form overall. Hopkins remarked, “But after that first bonus point, I felt a snap, and it kind of went downhill from there.
Hopkins spent more than six seasons with the Washington Commanders before joining the Chargers last year. Before the game against the Broncos, he had made 84.5% of his field goals.