Raiders top Browns 45-42 in overtime

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Lee Smith #86 of the Oakland Raiders gets tackled by E.J. Gaines #28 of the Cleveland Browns during the second quarter of their NFL football game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

OAKLAND — The Oakland Raiders topped the Cleveland Browns 45-42 in overtime Sunday.

The Cleveland Browns kicked off against the Oakland Raiders at 4:05 p.m. on FOX 8.

Brown’s rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield threw his first pick-six of his career, off the hands of Antonio Callaway.  Mayfield started the day with three on target passes to three different wide receivers, all of which were incomplete, except the one that Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley intercepted.

Conley returned the pass for a 36-yard touchdown and the Raiders led the Browns 7-0 at that time.

The Cleveland Browns put points on the board with two minutes left in the first quarter when placekicker Greg Joseph kicked a 25-yard field goal.  The Raiders led the Browns 7-3 and maintained that lead at the end of the first quarter.

The Cleveland Browns scored their first touchdown of the game early on in the second quarter.  Running back Nick Chubb rushed 63-yards for goal on his first carry of the game.  It was Chubb’s first NFL touchdown. The Browns took the lead against the Raiders, 9-7.

Mayfield got his first career NFL touchdown pass.  It went for 49-yards to tight end Darren Fells.  The Browns then attempted a two-point conversion. Running back Duke Johnson rushed the left end and the attempt was successful.  The Browns led the Raiders 17-7.

The Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver Amari Cooper scored a touchdown, raising the score 17-14, with 4 minutes left in the first half.   The score remained 17-14 throughout the rest of the quarter and the Browns end the first half in the lead.

Meantime, the Browns announced cornerback Terrance Mitchell would  be out for the rest of the game due to a wrist injury.

Mayfield led the team on another scoring drive in the third quarter.  Joseph added a 38-yard field goal and the Browns increased their lead against Oakland, 20-14.

Mayfield passed to wide receiver Jarvis Landry for score.  Mayfield got his second career NFL touchdown pass.

The Browns then attempted a two-point conversion, which was ruled as failed.  However, Coach Hue Jackson challenged the two-point conversion and officials ruled Johnson was in the end zone.  The Browns led the Raiders 28-14.

Then, the Oakland Raiders’ tight end Jared Cook scored a touchdown, raising the score 28-21. The Browns led at the end of the third quarter.

Raiders’ placekicker Matt McCrane kicked a 29-yard field goal. Oakland was first to score in the fourth quarter, however Browns still led 28-24.

The Oakland Raiders took the lead as wide receiver Jordy Nelson scored a 19-yard touchdown, raising the score 31-28.  The Browns were down 3 points with 12:46 minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

The Raiders maintained their lead as McCrane kicked a 44-yard field goal, raising the score 34-28.

The Cleveland Browns regained the lead after running back Carlos Hyde scored a touchdown.  The score was 35-34.

The Browns scored 41 points for the first time since 2009, per FOX NFL broadcast.  Chubb rushed 41-yards for a touchdown. Then, Joseph kicked the extra point and the Browns led Oakland 42-34.

The Raiders tied it up with a touchdown by Cook, followed by a two-point conversion successfully completed by Nelson.  The Browns and Raiders were tied 42-42 with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter.

The Cleveland Browns and Oakland Raiders entered overtime after the teams ended the fourth quarter tied 42-42.

Oakland’s McCrane kicked a 29-yard field goal and the Raiders won in overtime 45-42.

When the Cleveland Browns took the field on Sunday in Oakland, they were trying to win back-to-back games for the first time since November of 2014. The Browns were coming off a win over the New York Jets in which Baker Mayfield led the team back from a 14-point deficit.

Mayfield entered Sunday’s game as the starting quarterback, his first career NFL start and the 30th starting quarterback for the Browns franchise since 1999. He faced a winless Raiders team looking to snap a 3-game losing streak.

The Browns on Sunday afternoon released its list of inactives including Tyrod Taylor:

5 QB Tyrod Taylor
18 WR Damion Ratley
27 DB Tavierre Thomas
52 LB James Burgess Jr.
63 OL Austin Corbett
87 TE Seth DeValve
99 DL Devaroe Lawrence

“Anytime that you play on the road, it is a great opportunity to see what your team is made of. It is kind of your back is against the wall,” said Mayfield. “It is just your team – just the team that you bring and you travel with. It is always exciting with that. Then, you add in the perspective of the Black Hole. It is a hostile environment. You want to see how your team is going to react. You want to see how they will battle adversity and how you take on the challenge. I am very excited about the opportunity.”

The Browns hoped to get off to a fast start against the Raiders on the road, something they haven’t done yet in three games this season.

Sunday’s game marked the first time the Browns have played the Raiders since 2015, a 27-20 Oakland win at FirstEnergy Stadium. It also marked the first time the Browns played in Oakland since 2012.

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