Updated January 14, 2022 - 2:11 pm
The Raiders’ first playoff appearance in five seasons has earned some key players a big reward.
AJ Cole, who averaged a league-high and career-high 50 yards per punt this year was named to the first-team Associated Press NFL All-Pro team.
Also, defensive end Maxx Crosby and kicker Daniel Carlson earned second-team All-Pro honors.
Crosby put together a breakout year that included a league-high 82 quarterback pressures, eight sacks, 30 quarterback hits and seven pass breakups. His emergence as one of the best pass rushers in the NFL has propelled the Raiders defense to a new level.
Carlson put together a historic season in which he kicked an NFL record five game-winning field goals – including three during the Raiders four-game win streak to reach the playoffs – while making 40 of 43 field goals and 30-of-33 extra points.
The Raiders play the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday in a Wild Card playoff game.