Raiders rookie Maxx Crosby named AFC Defensive Player of the Week


The Raiders had three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, but they might have found the steal of the three-day event in Round 4. 

Defensive end Maxx Crosby continues to impress, breaking out in a giant way to help the Raiders beat the Bengals 17-10 on Sunday. The rookie recorded four sacks and a forced fumble in the victory to keep Oakland right in the playoff hunt. 

On Wednesday, Crosby was named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for his huge performance. 

Crosby became just the fourth rookie in NFL history to record four sacks in one game. He came through when needed most, too, with three of his four sacks coming in the fourth quarter.

The Eastern Michigan product joined only former Raider Greg Townsend to do so.

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Crosby now has 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, three passes defensed and 28 tackles this season. For comparison's sake, he has one more sack than Khalil Mack.

It's safe to say, the Raiders found a keeper in the fourth round.

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