Hopkins’ fourth field goal gives Chargers victory
INGLEWOOD, Calif. —Dustin Hopkins had four field goals, including a 39-yard field goal with 2:38 left in overtime, as the Los Angeles Chargers prevailed 19-16 against the Denver Broncos on Monday.
Hopkins, who suffered a hamstring injury during the first half, winced as he kicked the ball and fell to the ground before being lifted by his teammates. The veteran kicker was inactive for last week’s game against the Cleveland Browns due to a quadriceps injury.
The Chargers have won their last three games and improved to 4-2. They are tied with the Kansas City Chiefs for the lead in the All-American West Division.
The game appeared to be heading for a tie until Montrell Washington of the Broncos failed to catch JK Scott’s punt and allowed the Chargers to set up at Denver’s 28-yard line.
Justin Herbert, who caught on 37 of 57 passes for 238 yards, threw a nine-yard pass to Mike Williams to get Hopkins closer.
Russell Wilson completed 15 of 28 passes, including a touchdown, and the Broncos (2-4) went into overtime for the second straight week.