Crawford recorded three total tackles, including one tackle for loss during Sunday's 34-20 loss to Green Bay.
With another solid showing in Week 14, the veteran defensive lineman now has 2.5 tackles for loss and one sack over Atlanta's past three games. Against the Packers, Crawford stuffed Jamaal Williams for a loss of two yards on his second carry of the afternoon, and later helped contain the explosive Aaron Jones to a one-yard gain on an early third-quarter run. Crawford may be afforded limited opportunities defending the run Sunday against an Arizona offense that's called 291 running plays this season (7th-fewest). He will, however, carry a fair probability of recording a sack, facing a Cardinals line that's allowed 84 QB hits in 2018 (10th-most).
Crawford had four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Thursday's loss to the Saints.
Crawford brings his season sack total to 5.5, setting a new career high through only 11 games. The 30-year-old has 23 total tackles for the season and would be an unreliable IDP option given his inconsistent production.
The 290-pound defensive tackle is in the midst of a stellar season, already having tied career-highs in sacks (four) and quarterback hits (six) with nearly half of the regular-season slate remaining. The Falcons were held without a sack in Week 10, but the outing prior Crawford claimed two of Atlanta's three sacks against Washington. Now comes a matchup with "America's Team." Crawford has spent more time in Dallas than any other city during his seven-year career, with 38 of his 70 appearances and 12 of 16 starts coming in a Cowboys uniform. Sunday he'll have a chance to feast against his former team, facing an offensive line that's allowed the third-most sacks in 2018.
Crawford collected two sacks and three total tackles during Sunday's 38-14 victory against the Redskins.
The London-born mammoth has four sacks over his past three outings in wins over the Redskins, Giants and Buccaneers. Coming into Week 6, Crawford had amounted 3.5 sacks over his previous 31 games (dating back to November of 2015). The 30-year-old defensive tackle is fulfilling the Falcons coaching staff's praise of him, now completely recuperated from a torn biceps that cost him three-quarters of last season. Upcoming Sunday is a matchup against a Cleveland offense that has surrendered an NFL-high 35 sacks in 2018.
Crawford, who briefly exited Sunday's game with an apparent head or neck injury, tallied two tackles in a 34-29 win over Tampa Bay.
Head coach Dan Quinn noted Monday that Crawford is continuing to improve with the enhanced playing opportunities that he's received with Grady Jarrett (ankle) inactive for the past two weeks. The veteran defensive tackle will work alongside Deadrin Senat and Terrell McClain to anchor the interior line so long as Jarrett is on the shelf.
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