Raiders’ Maxx Crosby wins AFC Special Teams Player of the Week

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Maxx Crosby finished the 2020 regular season on a high note and now has the hardware to prove it.

The Las Vegas Raiders (8-8) defensive end was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 17 vs. the Denver Broncos.

In the close 32-31 win for the silver and black, Crosby had two blocked field goals. As if blocking two field goals in a single game wasn’t crazy enough… Crosby revealed something to the team’s website after the outing: It was the first time in his life he ever blocked a field goal, let alone the first time he had two in a game.

While his effort on special teams stood out the most in Las Vegas’ season finale, he brought it on defense, too.

The second-year pro had seven QB pressures, according to Pro Football Focus, to go along with two tackles for a loss and two quarterback hits against Denver. The site gave him an overall grade of 82.2 in Week 17, his highest single-game mark of the year. Crosby’s work in the season finale helped the Raiders earn a .500 or better record for the first time since 2016.

Crosby led the Raiders in sacks for a second straight season with seven and played in all 16 games once again.

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