By Steve Kelly
You might not like Pro Football Focus’ take on performance, but they are dead on:
The best match-up next Monday night will be between Eagles tackle Lane Johnson (above) vs. Raiders’ edge rusher Kahlill Mack:
Johnson has been rock-solid all year for the Eagles, anchoring the right side of their offensive line. His 85.2 overall grade ranks third among active players at his position and he has not allowed a sack over his last six games. The former first-round pick’s 97.2 pass-blocking efficiency is the fourth-highest among offensive tackles. Johnson has faced off against a number of elite pass-rushers this year, and Week 16 will be no different.
Khalil Mack is in the midst of another dominant season, earning a 92.0 overall grade. Mack has accumulated 11 sacks and 71 total pressures on the year- third most among edge defenders- while his 13.0 pass-rush productivity ranks fifth.