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Game Notes: Raiders defeat Browns in overtime, 45-42


Raiders 45, Browns 42
• The Raiders defeated the Browns by a score of 45-42 in overtime, to give Oakland its first win of the season.
• The win marks the first overtime victory since Oct. 30, 2016 at Tampa Bay, when the Silver and Black earned a 30-24 victory. Oakland has won seven consecutive overtime contests.
• Oakland now holds a two-game win streak over Cleveland, improving its all-time regular season series record against the Browns to 13-10.
• The Raiders now have defeated the Browns in consecutive contests for the first time since the 1985 and 1986 seasons.
• The contest is Oakland's first win at home against Cleveland since the 2011 season, when the Silver and Black earned a 24-17 victory, improving their home record against the club to 8-7.

Starters – Offense
WR Jordy Nelson
T Kolton Miller
G Kelechi Osemele
C Rodney Hudson
G Gabe Jackson
T Donald Penn
TE Jared Cook
WR Amari Cooper
QB Derek Carr
RB Marshawn Lynch
TE Lee Smith

Starters – Defense
DE Frostee Rucker 
DT Maurice Hurst 
DT Johnathan Hankins 
DE Bruce Irvin 
LB Emmanuel Lamur 
LB Marquel Lee 
LB Tahir Whitehead 
CB Rashaan Melvin 
CB Gareon Conley 
S Marcus Gilchrist 
S Reggie Nelson

Game Themes
• The Raiders had two 100-yard receivers, one 100-yard rusher and one 400-yard passer for the first time in franchise history since the 1970 AFL merger.
• The Raiders recorded two 100-yard receivers and one 100-yard rusher for the first time since Week 4 of the 1997 season, when Napoleon Kaufman rushed for 126 yards, Tim Brown tallied 153 yards and James Jett notched 148 yards.
• The Raiders have had a 100-yard receiver in each contest through the first four weeks, marking the first time the franchise has done so since 2005.
• QB Derek Carr surpassed the 400-yard barrier for the third time in his career and registered his 14th career fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive.
• WR Amari Cooper and TE Jared Cook both surpassed the 100-yard barrier, marking the first time two Raiders have done so in the same contest since Oct. 19, 2017, when the Raiders defeated the Chiefs on Thursday Night Football.
• RB Marshawn Lynch recorded his 34th career 100-yard rushing game en route to the most rushing yards he has totaled in a single contest since Nov. 9, 2014.

NFL Debut

K Matt McCrane
o McCrane split the uprights for the first time as a Raider early in the fourth quarter, culminating a 6 play, 58-yard drive lasting 2:07 with a 29-yard field goal.
o McCrane connected on a 44-yard field goal with 10:46 remaining in the fourth quarter to extend the Raiders lead to 34-28.
o In overtime, McCrane connected on a 29-yard field goal to earn the Raiders' 45-42 victory.
o McCrane finished the game 3-of-5 on field goals and connected on all four of his PAT attempts.

Individual Highlights

QB Derek Carr
o Late in the second quarter, Carr connected with Amari Cooper on an 8-yard pass for the Raiders first offensive touchdown of the game.
o Carr found Jared Cook on a 7-yard touchdown reception, cutting the deficit to 21-28 with 5:34 remaining in the third.
o Carr's third touchdown pass came early in the fourth quarter when he connected with Jordy Nelson on a 19-yard score to give the Raiders a 31-28 lead.
o With 30 seconds left in the contest, Carr found Cook for another 7-yard touchdown and then connected with Nelson for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 42-42.
o Carr surpassed 400 passing yards for the third time in his career with 437, which ranks second for the most passing yards in a single game in franchise history behind the record he set in Week 8 of the 2016 season (513 yards) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
o Carr totaled four touchdown passes and is now tied for second in franchise history with Ken Stabler for most games with four-or-more passing touchdowns (six).
o Carr's 35 completions rank second-most in his career for a single contest.
o In three games against the Browns, Carr has completed 89-of-144 attempts (61.8 percent) for 1,079 yards, seven touchdowns to just two interceptions for a passer rating of 95.2.
o Carr ended the day completing 35-of-58 attempts for 437 yards with four touchdowns against two interceptions for a passer rating of 92.4.

CB Gareon Conley
o Conley intercepted a Baker Mayfield pass and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown to give the Raiders a 7-0 lead with 10:01 in the first quarter.
o The last time the Raiders returned an interception for a score was Nov. 27, 2016, when Khalil Mack intercepted Carolina's Cam Newton for a 6-yard touchdown.

TE Jared Cook
o With 5:34 left in the third quarter, Cook hauled in a 7-yard touchdown reception from Derek Carr to cut the Browns lead to 28-21.
o Cook found the end zone once again in the fourth quarter, scoring on a 7-yard reception with 30 seconds left in the game to tie the contest at 42-42 and send the game into overtime.
o The contest marks just the third time Cook has recorded multiple touchdowns in a game and the first since Week 14 of the 2014 season.
o Cook's touchdowns marked the 20th and 21st of his career, which moves him into 15th in the league among active tight ends.
o Cook surpassed 100 receiving yards for the eighth time in his career and the fourth as a member of the Silver and Black, the most 100-yard receiving games he's recorded with a single club.
o Following tonight's contest, Cook ranks ninth among all receivers and continues to lead the league among tight ends with 370 yards. He is the only tight end this season to have surpassed 350 yards.
o Cook had six of his eight receptions go for first downs, improving his season total to 18 which leads all tight ends this season.=
o Cook ended the day with eight receptions for 110 yards (13.8 avg.) with two touchdowns and a 24-yard long.

WR Amari Cooper
o Cooper hauled in his first touchdown pass of the season, an 8-yard pass from Derek Carr with 4:30 left in the first half. The score was the culmination of an 8-play, 75-yard drive that lasted 4:30.
o Cooper passed the 100-yard barrier for the second time this season, marking the 13th time he's done so in his career.
o In two career games against the Browns, Cooper has recorded two 100-yard games, totaling 262 yards on 16 receptions (16.4 avg.) and one touchdown.
o Cooper ended the day with a game-high 128 yards on eight receptions (16.0 avg.) with a 36-yard long and one touchdown.

DT Johnathan Hankins
o Hankins recorded the first fumble recovery of his career late in the third quarter after Maurice Hurst recorded a strip sack of Baker Mayfield.
o Hankins' fumble recovery led to a touchdown on the next drive, a 7-yard reception by Jared Cook.
o Hankins recorded his second fumble recovery of the day early in the fourth quarter on Cleveland's 20-yard line, which led to a touchdown two plays later.
o Hankins added two tackles to his two fumble recoveries.

DE Bruce Irvin
o Irvin recorded his second sack of the season, taking down Baker Mayfield for a loss of 12 yards in the first quarter.

DT Maurice Hurst
o Hurst sacked Mayfield, forcing a fumble to set up the Raiders offense with first-and-goal at the Cleveland 6-yard line with 5:50 remaining in the third quarter.
o Hurst finished with four tackles (two solo) with one pass defensed and one forced fumble.

RB Marshawn Lynch
o Lynch surpassed 100-rushing yards for the first time this season finishing with 130 yards. It marks the third time Lynch has accomplished the feat with the Raiders and the 34th time he's done so in his career.
o Late in the third quarter, Lynch broke off a 52-yard rush, which marks his longest run as a member of the Silver and Black.
o Lynch's carry ties the Raiders longest since Week 2 of the 2017 season when Jalen Richard recorded a 52-yard touchdown.
o Lynch totaled 20 carries to bring his career total to 2,419, moving him into 27th place in NFL history.
o Lynch's 130 rushing yards mark the seventh most he's recorded in his career and are the most rushing yards since Week 10 of the 2014 season.
o Lynch added three receptions for 27 yards to his 20 carries for 130 yards.

WR Jordy Nelson
o In the fourth quarter, Nelson gave the Raiders the lead with a 19-yard touchdown with 12:46 left in the contest.
o Nelson's score marks his 18th receiving touchdown in the red zone since 2016, which leads the league.
o With the Raiders down two points following a late touchdown to Jared Cook, Nelson caught the two-point conversion from Derek Carr to tie the game with 30 seconds left and send it into overtime.
o Nelson ended the day with five catches for 48 yards (9.6 avg.) with one touchdown and a two-point conversion.

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