It’s always remarkable to see a return that goes more than the full length of the field between the end zones, and that’s what the Los Angeles Chargers’ Andre Roberts delivered in the fourth quarter Sunday. Roberts (seen above on a first-half return) fielded a kickoff one yard into his own end zone, then blew past an incredible amount of converging Denver Broncos’ defenders to record a 101-yard return TD. Here’s that play:
Andre Roberts 101-yard kick return TD #BoltUp
— NFL (@NFL) January 2, 2022
On the season, Roberts (who the Chargers only signed in October) hasn’t been that utilized as a receiver or from-scrimmage runner, only posting one catch for 35 yards and three rushes for 19 yards. But he’s been a solid returner, taking back 33 kickoffs for 815 yards (an average of 24.7 yards per return) and adding 90 yards on 16 punt returns heading into this game. This was his first touchdown of the year, though, and it was certainly one to remember. And it was part of a 34-13 win by the Chargers, which improved them to 9-7 and dropped the Broncos to 7-9.
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