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Maxx Crosby Nabs AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honors

Scott Gulbransen
Raiders moves

After a dominating four-sack performance in the Raiders win over the Bengals, the fourth-round draft pick is honored for his big week.

While first and second-round picks are usually the players who dominate the conversation during their rookie season, for the Raiders a fourth-round pick out of Eastern Michigan may be the steal of the entire 2019 NFL Draft.

Maxx Crosby was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week by the NFL today fresh off a dominating performance in the Raiders 17-10 win over Cincinnati last weekend.

Crosby continues to shatter or dent the rookie record book finishing Sunday with five tackles (four solo), including three for loss, four sacks and one forced fumble. According to the Raiders, Crosby’s four sacks last week are tied for second-most by a rookie in NFL history.

The look inside Crosby’s rookie campaign and the numbers he’s putting up are impressive, to say the least. He’s now being noticed and also has racked up numerous records and statistics including:

  • Crosby is just the fourth rookie in NFL history to record four sacks in a game and the first to do so since Brian Orakpo in 2009.
  • Crosby’s four sacks in Week 11 set a new franchise record for most sacks in a game by a rookie.
  • Four sacks rank tied for second-most by a player in franchise history
  • Crosby’s four sacks in Week 11 were the most among all defenders in the NFL.
  • Crosby’s four sacks in Week 11 are tied for the most in a single contest by a player in 2019.
  • Crosby is one of just three players to record four sacks in a contest in 2019.
  • Crosby recorded three sacks in the fourth quarter in Week 11.
  • Crosby’s three sacks are tied for second-most in the fourth quarter of a contest since at least 1991.

As our Sr. NFL columnist Moe Moton discussed in his latest analysis, Maxx Crosby is leading the charge amongst the Raiders young defensive line in 2019.

Not bad for a fourth-round pick.