OAKLAND, Calif. — Maxx Crosby had the best day by a Raiders pass rusher in nearly four years, and Trayvon Mullen kept Oakland’s defensive surge going with a game-clinching interception that ended any hopes that Cincinnati had of ending its winless start.

On a day when Jon Gruden’s offense committed a pair of turnovers, including Josh Jacobs’ first career fumble in the red zone, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther’s unit made all the difference.

Derek Carr passed for 292 yards and a touchdown, Jacobs had his fourth 100-yard game in the last six weeks, and the Raiders beat the stumbling Bengals 17-10 on Sunday.

Oakland (6-4) won its third straight, all at home after a seven-week stretch on the road, to move into a first-place tie with Kansas City in the AFC West. The Chiefs play the Chargers on Monday night in Mexico City.

“We came off one of the most incredible road trips ever in the history of the NFL, and we came back and we did what we had to do if we want to try to get in this thing,“ Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re competing hard and finding ways to win.“

The difference between now and earlier in the season is that Oakland is getting significant contributions from its defense.

Crosby had a team rookie-­record four sacks as the Raiders harassed Bengals rookie quarterback Ryan Finley and shut down Cincinnati’s offense after Joe Mixon had given it a lift in the first half.

It was the most sacks in a single game by an Oakland player since Khalil Mack had five against Denver in December 2015. Mack was traded to Chicago before last season in exchange for two first-round picks.

“People are starting to see the talent that he does have,” Carr said of Crosby. “I haven’t been around that many sacks by one guy since Khalil had five. I’m glad that he’s not chasing after me, that’s for sure.”

Crosby, a fourth-round draft pick, had a sack and forced fumble to end Cincinnati’s first drive, dropped Finley again in the third quarter and then sacked him twice in the fourth.

“I had a good game, but it was a collective unit coming together,” Crosby said. “We rushed well all day. I just tried to mix it up all game and keep him on his toes, and it worked out.”

The Bengals remain the NFL’s lone team without a victory, and their 0-10 record matches the 1993 team for the worst start in franchise history.

“That one really hurts because we went into that last drive expecting to win the game,” Cincinnati coach Zac Taylor said. “There wasn’t a point in the game where I thought it was going to get away from us. We have to find a way to win, and that’s what hurts the most is right now we just haven’t figured out a way to win.”

Jacobs ran for 112 yards on 23 carries, continuing his push for Offensive Rookie of the Year. The 24th overall pick in the draft, Jacobs has 616 yards in the last six games.

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