The Las Vegas Raiders’ defense, once again, has been an overall disappointment.
Maxx Crosby, however, once again, has been playing at an elite level. He added to his great season in a Week 14 17-16 defeat at the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. The fourth-year star had four tackles and a sack. He now has 73 tackles and 11.5 sacks on the season.
According to the Raiders, Crosby is the first defensive end in the NFL in nine years to have, at least, 70 tackles and 10-plus sacks at this point of the season and it hasn’t happened since 1987 before that. Ironically, the player to accomplish the feat in 2013 was none other than Chandler Jones, who is in his first season with the Raiders.
DE Maxx Crosby has now reached 70 total tackles this season in just his 13th game. He joins DE Chandler Jones (2013) as the only defensive linemen in the NFL since 1987 to reach 70+ tackles and 10.0+ sacks in the first 13 games of a season.— Raiders PR (@RAIDERS_PR) December 9, 2022
So, while the season hasn’t gone as expected, Crosby can’t be blamed. He is absolutely balling out again.
In other Raiders’ news:
- McDaniels said what? The Athletic looks at Raiders’ coach Josh McDaniels’ claim that the Raiders didn’t get conservative in the loss to the Rams.
- Pro Bowl worthy: Here are some Raiders who could make the Pro Bowl.
- Sad list: The Las Vegas Review-Journal looks at where the epic defeat to the Rams ranks in the tema’ short Las Vegas history.