That's a pretty impressive start for a rookie from a stats point of view.
"Who said we can't travel east and win an early game?", Del Rio barked in a video, posted by the team.
And it is a string of futility that is finally over.
"It feels good to not only get a win on the road in this time zone but to put two together", fullback Marcel Reece said. "And we expect to play a lot better football as we go forward in the season, and the only way you can do that is if you put in the work".
Any time you lose, everyone has to do a better job. His demeanor is of that of a player who has been in the league for three to four years and his big play ability is something defenses will have to worry about for years to come. "We had to battle like insane to get back in it. That's what we're looking to be: a team that has great effort, shows our toughness and knows how to finish".
Second-year quarterback Derek Carr is playing like a veteran. Or handle everything else that comes with being the franchise quarterback, for that matter.
Barkevious Mingo was flagged for roughing the kicker, but it could have been easily distributed to a handful of other Browns, who arrived one second too late and ultimately extended an Oakland possession that ended with a touchdown. He finished the day with a pretty outstanding QB rating of 115.9. That punt was a big play, though, as Marquette King - with a help from Taiwan Jones downfield - pinned Cleveland at its own 2-yard line.
If there was any danger of the Oakland Raiders becoming overconfident this week facing the winless Chicago Bears after winning back-to-back games for the first time since 2012, coach Jack Del Rio delivered a warning Monday. Already with 121 yards on 20 carries, Murray rushed for a six-yard touchdown and extended the Raiders' lead over the Browns to 27-10 with 14:30 to play in the fourth quarter. Browns coach Mike Pettine said after Sunday's loss to the Raiders that an initial X-ray on Haden was negative and that the team would know more about Haden's status Wednesday when the Browns hold their first full practice of the week. He sagged off Cooper and allowed him to catch and run for 40 yards. The duo combined for 54 yards on Oakland's opening series and Carr connected with Cooper on a 40-yard pass to set up the Raiders' first TD.
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Amari Cooper has dazzled in his first three games this season for the Oakland Raiders. And those dark spirits still seem to be hanging around the secondary.
Pettine's decision late in the week to start McCown after he was cleared from concussion protocol was somewhat surprising. He will need more touches in Cleveland, as the Browns have one of the best passing defenses. "When you're playing inside your conference or division, it counts for two".
"I have to play better", Haden said.
The Raiders wore white jerseys and silver trousers on Sunday at Cleveland, standard road uniforms that can become dirt magnets.
The vast majority of McCown's yardage came after the half with the Raiders on top by a pair of touchdowns.
As for the mistake-riddled Lions, also 0-3, this hardly looks like the group that so impressively made the playoffs in 2014.
For the season, Benjamin has 6 catches for 204 yards, an average of 34 yards per catch.
Woodson is the NFL's active leader in interceptions with 60 takeaways, and that is 17 more than the second-best person on the list, Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall. That has to be - or rather, it should be - an alarming statistic for Norton and the Raiders' defense. 500 for the first time since the 2011 season. It was just getting enough on the ball. And those new ghosts, if they're not banished sooner rather than later, could jump out to bite them at an incredibly inopportune time.