"He's in a class of his own," Derek Carr said, via CSN Bay Area. "I'm not saying he's better than anybody, though I think he is. I think he is the best football player I've ever played with and seen. I think he's done things that no one has ever seen before. I don't want to put him in a box. The sky's the limit for him."
"That's great company right there," Mack said. "C-Wood, that's my big bro. We talk all the time. He tells me, 'It's time for you to take over games.' Fortunately, I was in position to do a little bit of that today."
The Raiders sit at 9-2 with a defense that is playing improved football the last five games -- allowing almost 120 fewer yards per game than the first six contests.
Mack has keyed the stiffening defense. The edge rusher has earned 8.0 sacks, 13 QB hits and 3 fumbles forced in his last six games.