Second-year quarterback led his team to their second-straight victory as they defeated the Cleveland Browns 27-20 on Sunday in Cleveland. The win marked the Raiders first road victory in 11 games, as well as following 14-straight losses in the East Coast timezone.
The young quarterback finished the game 20-for-32 for 314 yards and two touchdowns. He was in rhythm all game, especially with his young wide receiver Amari Cooper.
Despite having a costly fumble late in the game, the rookie wide receiver finished with eight receptions for 134 yards. The former Alabama star now has 290 receiving yards after three games, the third most ever by an NFL rookie after three games.
Cooper also had back-to-back 100-yard receiving games, becoming the first Raider to do so since Randy Moss did in 2005 - the same year the Raiders last had a 1,000-yard receiver.
Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave also got the running game going with Latavius Murray. The young running back set new career highs with 26 carries and 139 rusying yards (5.3 avg.) and one touchdown. The Raiders are now 4-0 (2-0) this season when Murray carries the ball at least 15 times and also 2-0 when he totals at least 100 yards.
The outstanding play from the young Raiders didn't stop on the offensive side of the ball. Second-year linebacker Khalil Mack came up big as well in the win, recording his first two sacks of the season to go along with a forced fumble.
For the first time in awhile, the Raiders appear to have hit on multiple draft picks, giving them a nice young corps of players that will have the ability to grow together.