Ngakoue gets award for performance vs. Eagles


Raiders pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Eagles on Sunday.

Ngakoue had 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 QB hits and 2 batted passes in the Raiders’ 33-22 win at Allegiant Stadium.

This is Ngakoue’s first-career Player of the Week award.

Ngakoue, 26, did his damage against left tackle Jordan Mailata, who had the worst pass blocking game of his young career.

Mailata gave up 7 pressures, 5 hurries, 1 sack and 1 QB hit in the game, according to ProFootballFocus. Mailata’s pass blocking grade of 28.7 was the lowest of his career. Mailata is still dealing with an MCL sprain to his right knee and was seen limping off the field late in the game.

After helping a bunch of players to win weekly awards last year, the Eagles have surprisingly given up just two this season. 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week back in Week 2.

The Eagles have had one Player of the Week this year: T.J. Edwards was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his blocked punt against the Panthers.

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