The Chargers kicker left the game with a hamstring injury on his most memorable kick of the evening, an extra point after Austin Ekeler's score.

The team found him problematic when returning to the starting half.

Then it was wise to accept that his night was over.

What the Chargers probably didn't realize at the time was just how much their kicker was for Monday.

Hopkins quickly brought the action back, burying a 37-yard field goal down the left sideline and going down, frowning in agony, after sending the ball over the goal line.

His field goal tied the game at 10 and was the first of four critical kicks.

Everyone expected Hopkins to fight through the pain, and everyone put three focuses on the board.

The remaining four kicks - - were all attempted somewhere between 31 and 39 yards out.

It was the most important, lifting the Chargers to a 19-16 overtime win that seemed bound to tie until a botched dropkick gave Los Angeles the win.

When it was all done, Hopkins told ESPN's Lisa Salters that he felt a pop on the PAT that hurt him.