Donald Penn leads Raiders’ offensive line
Raiders left tackle Donald Penn was pitted against two of the best edge-rushers in the NFL in Chargers defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, and as expected, he outperformed his competition.
Penn earned the Raiders’ top offensive grade at 79.1, per PFF.com.
To put into perspective who Penn was battling in the trenches, this is what Ingram did to Raiders right tackle Austin Howard in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s affair.
Oakland’s offensive line allowed just 10 pressures and two sacks against the Chargers, and Howard accounted for five of the pressures and both sacks.
Penn’s unmatched consistency at the position is paying dividends down the stretch, especially with Howard still spinning his way into defenders in pass protection.