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Raiders Defense Draws Praise in Loss to Cardinals

Posted Aug 31, 2015

Although the Oakland Raiders fell to the Arizona Cardinals 30-23 in preseason action, the Silver and Black’s defense, most notable the front seven, drew considerable praise from many.

Although the Oakland Raiders fell to the Arizona Cardinals 30-23 in preseason action, the Silver and Black’s defense, most notable the front seven, drew considerable praise from their opponents, the NBC Sunday Night broadcast team and the football media.

“If I needed yard, I would run anywhere on planet Earth other than at Khalil Mack. That guy is the biggest hammer I’ve seen for a while now playing that defensive end/outside linebacker kind of position. This is worth the price of admission for me,” Cris Collinsworth said. “Khalil Mack is eating up Jared Veldeer, who I’m telling you is one of the top tackles in the game. He’s bull rushing, he’s using spin moves, very impressive performance so far by this defensive line of the Oakland Raiders.”

“Khalil Mack is a heckuva player,” Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. “They did a good job loading up the box and making the run game tough.”