First Half Highlights Against The Cleveland Browns

The Raiders took on the Cleveland Browns Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in their first road matchup of the regular season.

At the half the Raiders lead 17-3.

Here are the highlights from the first half.

The Browns won the coin toss, electing to defer, and on the opening kickoff Taiwan Jones returned the ball to the 23-yard line.

On the first play of the game, quarterback Derek Carr dropped back and connected on a fade route to wide receiver Amari Cooper for a gain of 13.

Facing a 3rd and 13, Carr bought himself time, and once again found Cooper for a gain 18 and the Raiders first third-down conversion of the game.

The Raiders once again found themselves in 3rd and long, but the AC/DC connection closed the circuit, this time for a gain of 23.

The Silver and Black's drive stalled, but Sebastian Janikowski converted a 23-yard field goal to give the Raiders an early 3-0 lead.

The Raiders forced the Browns to punt on their first possession after Josh McCown could not convert on 3rd and 13.

With just over 1:00 left in the first quarter, Khalil Mack broke through the Browns offensive line and took down Duke Johnson for a loss of 1.

On the next play, the Raiders tallied their first sack of 2015, as Ray-Ray Armstrong took down McCown for a loss of 3.

With 12:28 remaining in the first half, the Raiders defense once again got off the field after the Browns were unable to convert a 3rd and 5.

The band got back together with 8:35 remaining in the first half, as Carr found Cooper once again, this time for a gain of 40 that took the Raiders deep into Cleveland territory.

The drive was punctuated several plays later, when Carr connected with Andre Holmes for a three-yard touchdown. Janikowski added the extra point to give the Silver and Black a 10-0 lead with 6:46 remaining in the first half.

Carr masterfully drove the Raiders offense the length of the field in short order, and connected with Seth Roberts for a 13-yard touchdown with 0:18 remaining in the half. Janikowski added the PAT to give the Silver and Black a 17-3 lead in the waning moments of the first half.

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