Crazy stat illustrates how much Raiders missed Khalil Mack in Week 1

By Jesse Reed
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders, sans Khalil Mack, absolutely fell apart in the second half Monday night in a blowout loss at home to the Los Angeles Rams.

So, just how much did the Raiders miss their former star pass rusher?

This crazy stat will give you a clue.

In addition to the paltry five pressures achieved by Oakland’s defense, the only sack of the night came early when Bruce Irvin forced a fumble of Jared Goff. Aside from that, the third-year quarterback was hit just once more.

Meanwhile, Mack, in his first action all summer long playing limited snaps for the Chicago Bears on Sunday night, was an absolute nightmare — Defensive Player of the Year type stuff.

It’s no wonder so many Raiders fans are upset with Jon Gruden.