Quarterback Derek Carr
After a Week 6 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, the Oakland Raiders have gone on a three-game winning streak. Over the course of those three games, at least one player from the team has been awarded an AFC Player of the Week title. All three phases of the game for the Silver and Black have been productive, and show that the team is continuing its development. Let's take a look at the three players who earned the honor of AFC Player of the Week.
**Week 7 – Punter Marquette King – AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
King was awarded the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his outstanding performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. King punted the ball five times against the Jags and placed four out of those five punts within the 20-yard line. He punted for a total of 273 yards and the longest one sailed 60 yards. King has been stellar this season, and his performance against Jacksonville helped the Raiders come away with the 33-16 win.
Week 8 – Quarterback Derek Carr – AFC Offensive Player of the Week
Following King's impressive performance in Week 7, Carr launched himself into the MVP debate with an insane 513 yards passing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carr erupted for 526 total yards on the afternoon, and added four passing touchdowns to his stat sheet. The third-year gunslinger's primary focus is winning and is clear that he doesn't care about the stats, but his outing helped the Raiders earn their sixth win of the season, and solidified himself as Week 8's AFC Offensive Player of the Week.
**Week 9 – Defensive End Khalil Mack – AFC Defensive Player of the Week
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Mack got off to a bit of a slow start statistically this season, but has surged in recent weeks, and shown why he's one of the most dominant defenders in the league. Last week against the Denver Broncos, Mack put on a show during Sunday Night Football, sacking quarterback Trevor Siemian twice, forcing a fumble, and recovering a fumble. His speed off the edge was too much for Broncos tackle Donald Stephenson to handle, and No. 52 had a field day against the Raiders division rival. Mack continues to terrorize opposing offensive lines and his dominance on Sunday night earned him Week 9's AFC Defensive Player of the Week.