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Mark Gaughan's Play to Watch: Double-teaming Khalil Mack

Oakland sackmaster Khalil Mack is a game-wrecker and the reigning NFL defensive player of the year. Expect the Bills to use a running back or a tight end to the side of right tackle Jordan Mills to help double-team No. 52 on most pass plays. Sometimes, opponents even try to triple-team him.

In a game against Carolina last November, the Panthers used slot receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) to shove Mack, then had the tackle and running back double-team him. Raiders edge rusher Bruce Irvin (51) gets a lot of one-on-one matchups, as a result. On this play, Mack didn't get to Cam Newton (1). But Irvin sacked him for a 6-yard loss.

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