Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. While the Raiders defense – led by Mack – are allowing 375.9 yards per game, they’ve also allowed zero points in the final three minutes in all of their 14 games so far.
Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. While the Raiders defense – led by Mack – are allowing 375.9 yards per game, they’ve also allowed zero points in the final three minutes in all of their 14 games so far. Tony Avelar AP
Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack (52) scores a touchdown after intercepting Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016. While the Raiders defense – led by Mack – are allowing 375.9 yards per game, they’ve also allowed zero points in the final three minutes in all of their 14 games so far. Tony Avelar AP

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