Mack won the award for his 5-sack performance against the Broncos on Sunday. That tied a franchise single-game high and jumped him from a tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks to a league-leading 14.0 sacks on the season -- 9.0 of which have come in the past three games alone.
This is the first time in Mack's career he has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week. The award marks the 31st time a Raider has won it and first since S Charles Woodson won the award in 2014 after his Week 12 effort against the Kansas City Chiefs. In total, a Raiders player has won AFC Offensive, Defensive or Special Teams Player of the Week 81 times.
Mack is also nominated for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Week. You can vote on that here.