Revenge was sweet on Sunday for the Raiders. This past weekend, the Silver and Black took on the Broncos for the second time this season – this time in Denver – and the rematch didn't disappoint. Once again fans were treated to a physical defensive battle and a low-scoring affair, but the game certainly didn't lack excitement.
In the first game against Denver, Charles Woodson stole the show with his two interceptions of Peyton Manning. This time Woodson did get another takeaway – he's second in the NFL in takeaways on the season – but it was defensive end Khalil Mack who was the star of this performance. With his five sacks, a forced fumble, and just general ability to terrorize the opposing quarterback, No. 52 wreaked absolute havoc on the Broncos' offense.
Add in an efficient second half of work by Derek Carr, as well as the continued emergence of young targets such as Clive Walford and Seth Roberts, and the Raiders proved once again that they are capable of competing with and beating anybody, even on the road. Throughout yesterday's game and in the aftermath, there has been a whole lot of chatter around the Silver and Black – check out some of the best reactions on Twitter:
Khalil Mack has 5 sacks today. The Broncos OL is getting obliterated. 3 quarters later, no help for the joker getting clownsuited by Mack — Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) December 14, 2015