Whitehead totaled nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Chiefs. Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles during his first season in Oakland and it wasn't particularly close, as he amassed 126 stops (89 solo) in 16 games. He also accrued five passes defensed, one interception and a forced fumble while totaling 971 defensive snaps. The 28-year-old figures to remain a key starter at outside linebacker for the Silver and Black again in 2019.
Whitehead accrued nine tackles (eight solo) Monday in the Raiders' 27-14 win over the Broncos. Whitehead has been one of the more consistent tacklers all season for the Raiders, recording at least six stops in all but two of his 15 games this season. While that gives him a solid weekly floor as an IDP option, the linebacker has rarely produced any big plays to supplement his tackle totals. He has yet to record a sack this season and has produced only two turnovers (one forced fumble, one interception).
Whitehead collected a team-high 10 tackles (six solo) to go along with two passes defensed and an interception in Sunday's 24-21 win over the Steelers. Whitehead has now forced a turnover in consecutive weeks as he continues to lead the Raiders in tackles as well. He's racked up double-digit tackles in two of the team's past three games and will look to maintain momentum against the Bengals in Week 15.
Whitehead accounted for seven tackles (six solo) and four tackles for loss in Thursday's 34-3 loss to the 49ers. Whitehead's four tackles for loss were a bright spot for a struggling Raiders defense that failed to contain 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens in his first career start. Whitehead should be busy again in Week 10 against the Chargers, especially given Oakland's decision to release fellow outside linebacker Bruce Irvin on Saturday.
Whitehead made six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 20-19 loss to the Broncos. Whitehead led the Raiders in tackles for a second consecutive week, but the starting weak-side linebacker was held without a single tackle behind the line of scrimmage. He'll look to add to his count in Week 3 against the Dolphins as Oakland seeks a maiden victory.