After heavy criticism for lack of production, Clelin Ferrell silenced his skeptics with an 8 tackle, 2.5 sack performance in primetime.
Ferrell had shown some signs of life in recent weeks and finally put it all together. With the loss of Arden Key for the season, Ferrell will be expected to pull some extra weight in the pass rush department.
How can you not love the story of Erik Harris’s road to where he is today. Division 2 walk-on, potato chip factory worker, former CFL player. It’s an inspiration to us all to never give up on our dreams.
Harris picked off a pair off Phillip Rivers’ passes, returned one for a touchdown, and nearly had five interceptions on the night. He chipped in three pass deflections as well.
With Karl Joseph on IR, Harris will be relied on heavily as the full-time starter going forward.
Mayowa has been a pleasant surprise and one of the best off-season signings by Mike Mayock. After his 1.5 sack performance, he now has a new career-high seven sacks. Our editor, Cyril Penn, predicted that he’ll hit at least 10 on Thursday night.
He has been the Raiders most consistent pass rusher all season. It has been duly noted by many members of Raiders twitter that Mayowa has 7 sacks and Khalil Mack has just 5.5