The NFL announced Wednesday morning that Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his dominating week 14 performance against the Denver Broncos.
Mack posted nine tackles, a career-high five sacks and one forced fumble in the Silver & Black's 15-12 win over the Denver Broncos. His five sacks tied a single-game franchise record, matching Hall of Famer Howie Long's performance on Oct. 2, 1983. Mack became just the sixth player since 1982 to record five sacks and one forced fumble in a game, and he tied the mark for most sacks in a half since 1991. After posting nine sacks over the last three weeks, Mack now leads the NFL with 14 sacks this season.
This is the first time that Mack has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. It marks the 31st time a Raider has won it, but the first since safety Charles Woodson won the award after his week 12 effort against the Kansas City Chiefs in week 12 of the 2014 season.