Last time the Raiders won back-to-back road games: Vs. Houston and vs. Chargers in 2011. One of the five sacks allowed on McCown was a poor block attempt by fullback Malcolm Johnson on Khalil Mack.
"For this team to get this road win is awesome", Carr said. "It is about touchdown percentage when you are in the red zone".
In fact, when you stacked up all of the additions to the roster and combined them with the receiving threats already there, it seemed as if things would at least be improved from a year ago.
-RUSHING OFFENSE: B. Murray had 139 yards on 26 carries, with much of it coming on gains of 54 and 20 yards.
Pettine said it was far too early to deviate from the Browns' offseason plans to have an offense that runs the ball well while relying on a defense that stops it. The play's primary receiver was created to be a tight end Gary Barnidge across the middle - not the worst strategy, given that tight ends have been killing the Raiders defense all year.
"We ought to be playing better", Caldwell said. If you want to look at the biggest reasons why we've lost two of three games, it's because we didn't run the ball well enough and we didn't defend the run well enough..
McCown swears it had no effect on his throwing, and the statistics would back him up: He was more accurate after the injury than before.
The finish wasn't as comfortable as the Raiders' would have liked it, but it was a good removal of the large road monkey off their back.
"Charles has had a number of interceptions over his storied career and came up big for us there", Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said.
Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant (shoulder) and linebacker Scott Solomon (ankle) are close to returning, Pettine said. Bobby Massie, who missed the Cardinals' first two games of the season while serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, started at right tackle in place of Earl Watford.... "A couple guys to his side". Those teams win, the Cleveland Browns don't-and Sunday was a collection of various disappointments against the Oakland Raiders. The Browns defense had gotten its lone turnover, which led to a 4-yard touchdown pass from McCown to Benjamin, then a three-and-out.
McCown credited Woodson, 38, with a heads-up play, but also blamed himself.
"I was trying to hold Charles with my eyes and I got him where I wanted to, I just didn't put enough on the ball", McCown said. That is the main thing. Our receivers I think at times, when the ball's where it should be, I think they made plays. "He made a nice play and got his feet in". And he had only thrown for 33 yards.He finished the game 9 of 19 for 67 yards along with his four picks. Yes, absolutely. But again, that's hindsight. "That is for sure".
In the second quarter with the score 3-0, Barkevious Mingo was called for a roughing the kicker penalty on a Marquette King punt. Ahead by seventeen at one point in the second half, the Raiders let Cleveland hang around and didn't put them away. "We just have to do it full force". "We chose to be aggressive and it didn't work out". End Randy Starks was signed in free agency for two years and $6.5 million.