Raiders News: Khalil Mack Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Month

Oakland Raiders All-Pro defensive end/outside linebacker Khalil Mack recently received AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his game against the Carolina Panthers in which he did a little bit of everything for his team.

He now adds to that hardware as he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of November, the NFL announced on Thursday.

Mack was outstanding in the month of November, leading his team to a 3-0 record. This past week against the Panthers he recorded six solo tackles, three quarterback hits, a pick-six, a strip sack and the fumble recovery.

He became the first player since Charles Woodson in 2009 to record an interception, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a touchdown all in the same game. The interception returned for a touchdown was the first touchdown in Mack’s career.

He outdid his Week 9 performance against the Denver Broncos in which he had two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass defensed which also earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

Overall in the month of November Mack had 12 tackles (11 solo), four sacks, six quarterback hits, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two passes defensed, an interception and a touchdown.

The four sacks were tied for fourth in the NFL in November and the two forced fumbles was tied for second.

Mack got off to a bit of a slow start to the season but has reestablished himself as one of the best defenders in the league in recent weeks.