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Extra Points: Raiders force overtime on final drive of regulation, defeat the Browns at home


It was a beautiful day for football at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

For the Oakland Raiders Week 4 showdown, the Silver and Black welcomed Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns to their turf, as the team searched for its first win of 2018. In each of the Raiders' first three games the team has maintained the lead entering the half, but haven't been able to hold on late in the fourth quarter; however, that all changed Sunday afternoon.

The game was a back and forth affair, and there were plenty of highlights to touch on; here are the Extra Points from today's game.

1. There were some familiar faces at the Coliseum Sunday, as the Raiders welcomed back Darren McFadden Oakland. McFadden was also asked to light the Al Davis Memorial Torch.

2. Oakland native, and devout Raiders fan, Damian Lillard was in attendance wearing a Marshawn Lynch jersey to show his support.

3. For the first time this season the Raiders failed score points on their first drive of the game.

4. Not only did Gareon Conley register the first interception of his career Sunday, but he took it to the house for a touchdown early in the first quarter.

5. From the one-yard line the Browns had a fresh set of downs, knocking at the door, but the Raiders held their ground and didn't relinquish a touchdown. Huge goal line stand from Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther's unit.

6. Earlier this week the Raiders signed rookie kicker Matt McCrane, and on his first field goal attempt (on the dirt) he was unable to convert.

7. Baker Mayfield recorded the first passing touchdown of his career on a 49-yard pass to David Fells.

8. We say it every week, but Marshawn Lynch cannot be contained. Once again the man continued to barrel over defenders, and gain tough yards.

9. The Raiders needed a score, and they got it. In the red zone, Carr stepped up in the pocket and found Amari Cooper in the middle of the end zone to bring the Raiders within three points.

10. For the first time this season the Raiders trailed at halftime.

11. Halfway through the game former Raiders Cliff Branch, Fred Biletnikoff, and Darren McFadden were shown on the jumbo-tron, along with NBA stars Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

12. Maurice Hurst Jr. was active in the trenches Sunday, tallying a pass breakup and sacked Mayfield, which forced a fumble (Raiders recovered). Raiders would convert and bring the game within one score.

13. Lynch delivered a vintage Beastmode run to end the third quarter, streaking down the sideline for a 50-yard gain.

14. Special teams doesn't get much love, but I'm here to give credit where it's due. To start the fourth quarter the Raiders kickoff unit brought down the Browns returner on their own 10-yard line.

15. What a turn of events this game was, Mayfield fumbled again, this time in the fourth quarter, and the Raiders recovered. Carr was able to turn his mistake into a Raiders lead, as the offense took over and he found Jordy Nelson in the middle of the end zone.

16. Dwayne Harris added to the special teams quality outing with a 53-yard punt return, setting the offense up in excellent field position.

17. Marshawn Lynch rushed for over 100 yards Sunday, the first time he's done so this season.

18. Amari Cooper finished the day as the Raiders leading receiver with 78 yards, and added one touchdown.

19. Just when we thought this game couldn't get any crazier, Carr and the offense moved the chains downfield with less than a minute left and scored a touchdown. No. 4 then found Jordy Nelson in the corner of the end zone for a two-point conversion thus tying the game.

20. With one last chance to move the Browns within scoring position, Baker Mayfield threw an interception to Raiders safety Reggie Nelson, forcing overtime.

21. Carr and the offense got rolling in overtime, as he connected with Cooper for a 36-yard gain.

22. On a Browns third down, Rashaan Melvin came up with arguably the biggest defensive play of the afternoon. Swatting a deep pass from Mayfield, forcing the Browns to punt.

23. My hands are sweating, just thought you should know. This game is intense.

24. Carr and the offense continued to find ways to keep the drive alive, refusing to go down without a fight. No. 4 found Jared Cook down the sideline for a crucial first down.

25. The Raiders finished the game with two receivers over 100 yards, and each of the last three weeks they had at least one receiver surpass 100-yard mark.

26. Rookie kicker Matt McCrane netted the Raiders game-winning field goal, giving the team it's first win of the season.

What a game. The Raiders battled all afternoon, and they weren't willing to go home without a win. Head Coach Jon Gruden notched the first "W" in his belt since returning to the sideline.

Photos of the game action during the Raiders' Week 4 matchup against the Cleveland Browns at the Coliseum.

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