The Raiders offense struggled once again, failing to get in the end zone in the first quarter as the Raiders head into the second quarter down 6-0.
The Raiders looked to be in control of the game as kicker Sebastian Janikowski crawled the Raiders back into the game, bringing them within a 12-6 deficit.
The Raiders had the chance to take the late lead in the third quarter when Carr handed it off to McFadden, but the veteran running back coughed up the ball after a roughly 12-yard gain. McFadden looked to the have the first down but then turned the ball over. Browns defender Joe Haden made the recovery.
The Browns capitalized by driving the 53 yards in four plays, capitalizing with a four-yard pass from Hoyer to put the Browns up 17-6.
The Browns finished off the Raiders early, scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter on Ben Tates’ five-yard touchdown run which put the Raiders down 23-6.
The Raiders did climb back to score another touchdown, as Carr orchestrated a 17-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a touchdown pass from Carr to Andre Holmes for another touchdown. The score brought the deficit to just 23-13, which was what the final score turned out to be.
The Browns held the ball, earning the win 23-17, and handing the Raiders their seventh straight loss on the season.
The task doesn’t get any easier next week as the Raiders head back on the road next week to take on the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.