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INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 04: Darius Philon #96, Maxx Crosby #98, Derek Carr #4 and Trayvon Mullen #27 of the Las Vegas Raiders wait in the tunnel before the game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on October 04, 2021 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — It took some time, but the Las Vegas Raiders have finally become a bona fide threat on the defensive front since trading star linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears just nine days before the start of the 2018 season. Defensive ends Maxx Crosby and Yannick Ngakoue spearhead a defensive unit that ranks eighth in the league with 45 quarterback pressures. This week their worlds collide as the Raiders (3-1) will look to respond from their first loss of the season at the Los Angeles Chargers when they host Mack and the Chicago Bears (2-2) on Sunday.