No, it’s not just Von Miller who could have a field day in this game. The best advantage the Raiders have in this game is when Miller isn’t on the field. Though he will have crowd noise to help him out, Khalil Mack will have an easier time getting to Trevor Siemian than Miller would with Derek Carr.
More from Just Blog Baby
- Raiders news: Mark Davis apologized to Derek Carr, Jalen Carter at No. 7?
- Raiders 2023 free agency: 3 more former Patriots who make sense
- Raiders news: No hard feelings from Derek Carr, Jimmy G an improvement?
- Las Vegas Raiders 7-round 2023 NFL Mock Draft: AR15 lands in Vegas
- Las Vegas Raiders: Will the 2023 offense thrive with Jimmy G?
Carr is more mobile than Siemian, but that’s not the primary reason. Former Raiders turnstile right tackle Menelik Watson now protects the right edge for the Broncos.
Seen as an upgrade over Ty Sambrailo, Watson has already allowed six sacks this season.
Mack was able to get pressure against a sound right tackle on Sunday night versus Washington in Morgan Moses.
What do you think Mack is capable of in this game for the Raiders? Could he get as many as three sacks in this game? Well, if he wants 30 this season, he’ll need at least three against Watson of the Broncos.
Oakland is going to have to generate pressure from the front-seven to have a shot a slowing down the so-so Broncos offense. It will be hard to score points on the Denver defense for Carr. The best thing Mack can do to help his buddy out is make it hard for Siemian on Sunday afternoon at Mile High.