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All of those other AFC West is officially on notice because three sacks, seven quarterback pressures, six tackles and a forced fumble in a single game apparently isn’t enough for Khalil Mack.
“It wasn’t sufficient,” the LA Chargers pass-rusher said after helping lead his new team to a 24-19 victory on the NEVADA Raiders in Week 1, per Joe Reedy of the Associated Press. “I left lots of stuff on the market, and I must obtain it corrected.”
Reedy noted Mack, whom the Chargers acquired via trade from the Chicago Bears this offseason, joined Shawne Merriman and Rodney Harrison because the only players in franchise history to create three sacks in a season opener.
A lot of the focus was on the offensive side of the ball in the AFC West this offseason with the Denver Broncos adding Russell Wilson and the Raiders adding Davante Adams, however the notion of Mack and Joey Bosa rushing the passer together for the Chargers is surely a frightening one for all of those other division.
They combined for 4.5 sacks and 16 quarterback pressures against NEVADA and will get the chance to create their mark against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in Thursday’s showdown.
It appears as though Mack may need 4 or 5 sacks to be happy with his performance.