Las Vegas at Denver Broncos: 3 Raiders to watch in Week 6
The linebackers for the Raiders as a group are basically starting the season how they left off the last one, and that is not a good thing. High-priced free agent acquisitions Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkowski have not looked the part as the Raiders invested heavily in these two to revamp their linebacking woes, which has been a significant weakness for many years at this point.
Nevertheless, there is one bright spot on this weak unit of linebackers, and that is Denzel Perryman. Brought in right before the start of the season via trade to help the team, who were depleted with injuries at the position, he has shone the brightest among this bunch who are now all healthy. He has gotten better each game, and this was the case also on Sunday when he had eight defensive stops and was not targeted once in the passing game.
The talent of Perryman was on full display as his knack for following the ball has led him to lead the league in tackles with 60 so far. Not bad for someone who was added basically just to fill a gap. His stellar play should be followed this Sunday as he faces a quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater who is a slant slinger, meaning Perryman will have his hands full in this contest.