Raiders are finally getting to the quarterback

Through the first 10 games of the the NFL season, the Raiders racked up just 14 sacks. Despite having one of the games best edge rushers in Khalil Mack, Oakland was not able to pressure the quarterback. But the last two weeks have been a different story, as the Raiders piled up eight sacks over…

The Raiders cheap defensive line is hurting Khalil Mack

The Raiders defense revolves around one player: Khalil Mack. The edge rusher faces double and triple teams every game, but still manages to wreak havoc. Mack has 40 quarterback pressures, the fifth most in the NFL. He also leads the team with 4.5 sacks and is second with 34 solo tackles. It is nothing new…

Jihad Ward on Khalil Mack: “ He can’t do it by himself.”

The Raiders could not stop the Rams offense, unless Khalil Mack was in the back field disrupting the play. In the second week of the preseason, the Raiders first-team defense played four series against the Rams first team offense. Oakland surrendered two touchdowns and a field goal; they forced one punt. Rams quarterback Jared Goff…

Derek Carr, Khalil Mack show unity during national anthem

As Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem for the second straight preseason game, Derek Carr stood next to Khalil Mack with his arm on Mack’s shoulders. It was a display of togetherness from the star quarterback. “We’re not protesting,” Carr said after the game. “We’re not doing anything like that. We wanted to show…