New York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders: Top 5 matchups
By Henry Buggy
#2 – Raiders Pass Rush vs. Giants O-Line
Big Blue’s offensive line is sure to have their hands full on Sunday. With Justin Pugh listed as doubtful, it seems likely Ereck Flowers and Chad Wheeler will once again start at the tackle positions. Both Flowers and Wheeler visibly struggled in the team’s loss to the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving night, giving up multiple sacks and being called for numerous holding penalties.
The Giants offensive line faces another difficult challenge in Week 13, as they will look to slow down the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, Khalil Mack. The Raiders 6-foot-3, 251-pound defensive end leads the team with 6.5 sacks and three tackles for a loss. The G-Men will also have to account for defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin on Sunday, as the two have recorded a combined eight sacks and seven tackles for a loss.