Every time the Oakland Raiders fail on the defensive side of the ball, we are reminded about the absence of Khalil Mack.
Especially as Mack has taken a Bears team that only won five games last year and has instantly turned them into contenders, winning two of their first three games.
Mack's statistics are insanely impressive at this point in the season and are actually better than the entire defense of the team that traded him away.
Oakland Raiders in first 3 games:— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 23, 2018
1 forced fumble
0 fumbles recovered
Khalil Mack in first 3 games:
3 forced fumbles
1 fumble recovered
1 touchdown pic.twitter.com/AURcMXkoUW
Mack has sacked the quarterback and forced a fumble in every game this season for a truly impressive three-game stretch. The last player to accomplish that same feat across three games should not surprise you.
Khalil Mack has recorded a sack and a forced fumble in all 3 games this season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 23, 2018
The last player to record a sack and forced fumble in 3 straight games? Khalil Mack, who did it from Week 12-14 in 2016. pic.twitter.com/yGsnsoy6hx
There is simply no player capable of producing on defense in the same way as Mack. Mack was named All-Pro at two positions in the same year back in 2015.
Jon Gruden and the Raiders are never going to live down the Mack trade, especially when he is outperforming Oakland's entire defense.