GAME NOTES: Raiders 27 Browns 20

Raiders Win Second Straight, Reverse Road Trend

  • The Raiders move to 2-1 with today's 27-20 win at Cleveland. The Raiders have now won back-to-back games for the first time since Weeks 7-8 of the 2012 season (Oct. 21 vs. Jac. and Oct. 28 at KC).
  • The Raiders' 27-20 win over the Cleveland Browns snaps an 11-game road losing streak and a 16-game losing stretch in the Eastern time zone, marking the Raiders' first win in the east since Dec. 6, 2009 at Pittsburgh.
  • The win is also the Raiders' first at Cleveland since Oct. 20, 1985, snapping a three-game losing streak on the road against the Browns. The Raiders are now 14-10 all-time (includes 2-0 in postseason) against Cleveland.

Carr Throws for 300 Yards

  • QB Derek Carrfinished the game 20-of-32 passing (62.5 percent) for 314 yards and two touchdowns with a passer rating of 115.9. Carr now has three career 300-yard games, more than any other Raider through his first four NFL seasons. This also marks the first back-to-back 300-yard games by a Raiders passer since Carson Palmer in 2012 (three straight, Nov. 4 – Nov. 18).
  • Carr (3,996)**has passed Tom Flores (3,914 from 1960-61) for the most passing yards by a Raider through his first two NFL seasons.
  • *Carr *recorded his ninth career multi-touchdown game, and has thrown at least two touchdowns in back-to-back games for the second time in his career (Weeks 9-10 in 2014).
  • *Carr *accumulated 200 yards passing in the first half for the second straight game (228 yards vs. Baltimore), completing 12-of-21 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns before the intermission.

Murray Breaks Off Chunks

  • RB Latavius Murrayset new career highs with 26 carries and 139 rushing yards (5.3 avg.) with one touchdown, his second career 100-yard rushing game. Murray's 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his fourth career rushing touchdown and second of the season.
  • Murray had a single-game-high 26 carries, marking the first time a Raider has had at least 25 rushing attempts in a game since Darren McFadden (30 att.) on Dec. 16, 2012 vs. KC.
  • The Raiders improve to 4-0 (2-0 this season) in games when Murrayhas at least 15 rushing attempts, and 2-0 (11/20/14 vs. KC) when he totals at least 100 yards.

Cooper's Second 100-Yard Game

  • WR Amari Coopertotaled career highs with eight receptions and 134 yards (16.8 avg.) in the game, making him the first Raiders rookie with at least 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games since James Jett (Nov. 21 – Nov. 28, 1993). He is the first Raider to do so since Randy Moss in 2005 (Sept. 8 – Sept. 18).
  • Coopernow has 290 yards on the season, giving him the third most yards by an NFL rookie through his first three games (Anquan Boldin, 378 in 2003; Louis Lipps, 337 in 1984).
  • Cooper(21 years, 102 days) also became the youngest Raider ever to return a punt, as Neal Colzie (1975) previously held that distinction at 21 years and 206 days old.

Cooper Sets Reception Records

  • Coopercaught eight passes in the game, becoming the first Raiders rookie and third NFL rookie since 1960 with 20 catches through his first three games (Anquan Boldin, 23 in 2003; Earl Cooper, 21 In 1980). He is the eighth Raider to do so, and the first since Jerry Rice in 2002. 
  • Cooper's eight receptions also tie a single-game record for a Raiders rookie, previously held by four others (Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Raymond Chester and Zach Miller).
  • Cooperis also the first Raiders rookie with at least two games of seven-or-more receptions.

Two Milestone Men

  • RB Latavius Murray(139 yards) and WR Amari Cooper(134 yards) each totaled 100 yards in the game, giving the Raiders a 100-yard receiver and a 100-yard rusher in the same game for the first time since Dec. 8, 2013 at NYJ, when Marcel Reece had 123 yards on the ground and Rod Streater had 130 yards through the air.

Mack's Two Sacks; Team Totals Five

  • The Raiders defense recorded its first five sacks of the season, marking the team's first five-sack performance since Dec. 7, 2014 vs. SF (five).
  • DE Khalil Mackrecorded his second career multi-sack game (12/7/14 vs. SF) and his first two sacks of the season, giving him six in his NFL career. Both came in the fourth quarter, and the second included a strip of Josh McCown for his second career forced fumble.
  • LB Ray-Ray Armstrongnotched the Raiders' first sack of the season and the first of his career, and LB Malcolm Smithnotched his first as a Raider in the third quarter to force a Browns punt. Rookie LB Neiron Ballnotched his first career sack in the fourth quarter.* *

Woodson Extends Interception Streak

  • S Charles Woodson, the NFL's active interceptions leader, sealed the victory with his 61st career interception, extending his streak to 18 straight seasons (1998-2015) with an interception, second only to Darrell Green's all-time record of 19 straight seasons (1983-2001).
  • Woodsonfinished the game with six tackles (four solo) with the interception and two passes defensed.* *

M. Smith Stout on Defense

  • LB Malcolm Smithmade an impact for the Raiders, recording a sack of Josh McCown, a 6-yard tackle for loss of Duke Johnson and a pass defensed on the goal line in the second quarter to prevent a Browns touchdown.
  • Smith finished the game with seven tackles and a team-high six solo stops, with one sack, two tackles for loss, one pass defensed and one quarterback hit.  * *

Ball Makes Key Contribution

  • Rookie LB Neiron Ballrecorded a crucial takeaway when Browns WR Travis Benjamin muffed a fourth-quarter punt, giving the Raiders possession with just over four minutes remaining in the game.
  • Ball added his first NFL sack on the Browns' final possession, a 6-yard loss that forced a third-and-long.

Raiders Eclipse 400 Total Yards

  • The Raiders offensefinished the game with 469 yards of total offense, marking the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2012 season (three straight) the Raiders have eclipsed 400 yards of offense in two straight games.
  • The Raiders' 469 yards are the team's most since accumulating 560 total yards on Nov. 3, 2013 vs. Phi.* *

Two-Minute Execution

  • At the end of the second quarter, QB Derek Carrled the Raiders on a 5-play, 70-yard drive in one minute and 27 seconds to give the Raiders a 17-3 lead before half time.
  • WR Seth Robertshauled in two catches on the drive, a 36-yard catch and run and a 13-yard touchdown in the back corner of the end zone for Roberts' second career touchdown and his second within the final 20 seconds of a half this season.* *

Defense Dominates First Half

  • The Raiders defenseallowed just three first-half points for first time sine Nov. 20, 2014 vs. Kansas City, when the Chiefs also scored only a second-quarter field goal. 
  • The defenseopened the game by forcing three straight Browns punts, before then holding Cleveland to a field goal after a goal-line stand in the second quarter.

Janikowski Remains Perfect

  • K Sebastian Janikowskiremained perfect on the season, going 2-for-2 on field goals from 23 and 35 yards out. With his three extra point conversions (201 straight), Janikowski passes Eddie Murray (1,594) for sole possession of 16th place on the all-time scoring list.* *

Reece Moves Up RB Receiving Chart

  • FB Marcel Reecerecorded a 55-yard reception in the third quarter, his longest of the season, which moved him past Bo Roberson (1,834) for the fourth most receiving yards by a Raiders running back.
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