Woodhead gained 11 yards on five carries and secured eight of 10 targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Broncos. One week after gaining five yards per carry against the Raiders, Woodhead struggled to find any running room against a stout Broncos front. He also recorded eight catches for the second straight week, and managed at least 50 yards receiving in each of the season's last three games. With 2015 first-round pick Melvin Gordon having significantly underwhelmed in his first season, Woodhead proved to be a invaluable component of the Chargers running game and to an even greater extent, their short-range passing attack. His pass-catching prowess allowed San Diego to often replace an absymal ground attack with short throws to Woodhead that were both safe and often productive. The eight-year veteran received a career-high 96 targets and equaled a career-best six receiving touchdowns. Under contract through the end of next season, Woodhead figures to once again be an important component of the Chargers' offensive attack in 2016.
Woodhead rushed for 55 yards on 11 carries and caught eight of his 10 targets for 53 yards in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss against the Raiders. It would have been very unlikely for Woodhead to match his production from Week 15, but he still had a very productive night, despite not getting in the end zone. Donald Brown led the team with 14 carries, but he amassed just 17 yards while getting the lone score on the ground. Woodhead should once again be very involved in the Chargers rushing and passing attacks in next week's season finale in Denver.
Woodhead gained 10 yards on eight carries and had a rushing touchdown, while securing all six of his targets for fifty yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 30-14 victory over the Dolphins. After just one touchdown over the last six weeks, Woodhead exploded with what may have been his best overall game of the season. The Dolphins appeared to have no answer for Woodhead through the air, with his three touchdown receptions representing a career-high for the eight-year veteran. While he typically provides next to nothing on the ground, Woodhead has now posted at least six receptions in five games this season, and has tallied nine total touchdowns in 2015. Backfield mate Melvin Gordon's knee injury is not likely to increase Woodhead's workload even if the rookie misses time, as the his role as a pass-catching specialist figures to remain unchanged regardless of the rookie's status.
Woodhead rushed three times for five yards and caught three passes on six targets for eight receiving yards Sunday against the Chiefs. The Chargers got very little going offensively in the pouring rain Sunday, though Woodhead's day would have been much different had he caught a pass in the end zone on the last play of the game. Unfortunately, it fell incomplete, like most of quarterback Philip Rivers' passes Sunday, and Woodhead has now gone four straight games without a touchdown, while his last rushing score came back in Week 1 when he scored twice against the Lions. Up next is a Week 15 matchup against a Dolphins defense allowing the third-most rushing yards per game this season.
Woodhead had three rushes for 10 yard and three receptions (on seven targets) for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Broncos. Woodhead has been generally disappointing in four of his last five games, and the Chargers offense overall is really struggling against the better teams in the league. Next week, the Bolts will be up against a Chiefs team that held Woodhead to just 16 total yards in Week 11,
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