Highlights: Oakland Raiders defeat the Cleveland Browns in thrilling OT game

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Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) passes against Cleveland Browns linebacker Genard Avery (55) during overtime of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. The Raiders won 45-42. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)

Yesterday's game against the Cleveland Browns was a doozy.

The Oakland Raiders hosted the NFC North squad at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum for a Week 4 showdown, as former Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson returned to The Town to face Head Coach Jon Gruden and his team. From Baker Mayfield's first NFL start, to the Silver and Black desperately needing a win, there wasn't a shortage of storylines prior to Sunday's affair.

From start to finish, the game was an up and down roller coaster that featured several athletic catches, booming hits, and plenty of drama to bring the stadium to the edge of its seat. The overtime battle resulted in a Raiders 45-42 victory over a Browns team that has improved immensely from a season ago.

Here are the highlights from Sunday's game:

Second-year cornerback Gareon Conley got the day started with his first career interception, which he returned to the house.

Derek Carr found wide receiver Amari Cooper in the middle of the end zone for the first offensive touchdown of the game.

Marshawn Lynch unleashed his violent running with a 17-yard gash.

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant is a hard man to catch when he gets out in the open.

No. 4 threaded the needle to find tight end Jared Cook for his first touchdown.

Rookie defensive tackle Maurice Hurst Jr. was active in the trenches Sunday, totaling a sack and a forced fumble against Mayfield.

Carr threw his third touchdown of the game to Jordy Nelson, who has two receiving touchdowns on the season.

Lynch barreled his way down the sideline for a 52-yard run.

The Raiders recovered the ball on a botched snap from Mayfield.

Special teams returner Dwayne Harris set the team up with excellent field position on a 49-yard punt return.

Carr connected with Cooper once again, this time for a 31-yard gain.

With one minute left in regulation, No. 4 got the offense within striking distance, and found Cook for a crucial touchdown.

Nelson – who is the model of consistency – hauled in the Raiders two-point conversion to tie the game.

Late in the fourth quarter, on a final drive to take the lead, Mayfield threw an interception to safety Reggie Nelson, which forced overtime.

Carr found Cooper wide open for a 36-yard pass in overtime.

The Browns had a chance to win in overtime, but cornerback Rashaan Melvin swatted a deep pass on third down.

Cook was making plays all afternoon, but none were more important than this third down reception in overtime.

Lynch steamrolled his way for 11 yards to set the Raiders up in field goal position.

Rookie kicker Matt McCrane drilled the 29-yard field goal to lift the Raiders to victory.

Take a look at all the highlights from Sunday's thrilling game.

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