OAKLAND -- Wrapping up a wild one from Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum...
1. Baker Mayfield was on the money early in Sunday's game, but the connections just weren't there with his receivers. His third pass was a prime example, hitting a falling Antonio Callaway's hands and deflecting into the arms of Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley.
The first interception of Baker Mayfield's NFL career was a pick-six. Conley, a Cleveland native and former Ohio State star, took the deflection back 35 yards for the touchdown. It gave the Raiders' a familiar early advantage, something they've held in all of their games this season.
For the Browns, it marked the third time in four games they fell behind early. Mayfield, though, was undeterred, as he quickly put an arm around Callaway on the sidelines and responded with a lengthy, field-goal drive to slice into Oakland's early advantage.
2. Two big plays provided two big moments for two Browns rookies early in the second quarter. The result was two big touchdowns that put Cleveland ahead by double digits.
After a missed field goal by the Raiders, Cleveland picked up its first, first-half touchdown of the season on the very next play. Second-round rookie Nick Chubb peeled around the edge and jetted down the sidelines for a 63-yard score. It was the longest run by a Browns rookie in 15 years, and it gave the Browns their first lead, a 9-7 advantage.
On the next Cleveland possession, it was Mayfield's turn to make a big play. He scorched a pass deep down the field to tight end Darren Fells, who snatched it away from two Raiders defenders, broke a couple of tackles and sprinted into the end zone for the 49-yard touchdown.
The Browns came up short on their first two-point conversion attempt but followed through on the second to take a 17-7 lead.
3. Just like it's done all season long, Cleveland came out swinging to start the second half.
The Browns were methodical to open the second half, driving 65 yards and taking 5:38 off the clock in the process. Mayfield escaped a messy situation when he broke out of a potential sack and found David Njoku for a 14-yard gain. The drive stalled, but Cleveland came away with points on a short field goal to extend its lead, 20-14.
The Cleveland Browns take on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum.
A promising Raiders' drive came to an abrupt end when Damarious Randall intercepted Derek Carr and returned it 50 yards to Oakland's 31-yard line. It marked the Browns' second interception of the game and 13th takeaway of the season -- matching last year's total in just a little more than 14 quarters.
The Browns quickly took a shot at the end zone and drew a pass interference call in the process. From the 2-yard line, Mayfield floated a fade to Jarvis Landry in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. A Duke Johnson two-point conversion run was initially ruled no good, but a review overturned it, and the Browns extended their lead to 14.
4. Mayfield's second and third turnovers turned a potential Browns runaway into a huge momentum swing for the Raiders.
Leading 28-14 and back in possession of the ball, the Browns gave it right back to the Raiders in prime position on the first play. Rookie Maurice Hurst stripped Mayfield and Johnathan Hankins fell on it at the 7-yard line. Three plays later, the Raiders were in the end zone on a Jared Cook touchdown catch with 5:34 to play in the third quarter.
A botched snap by Mayfield set up the Raiders with prime field position early in the fourth quarter. It took Carr just two tries to find the end zone, as he connected with Jordy Nelson for the go-ahead touchdown.
Following a long punt return, Oakland tacked on a 44-yard field goal to extend its lead to six.
5. The Browns offense hit a bit of a wall for a stretch of Sunday's second half but came back swinging with back-to-back touchdowns to take an eight-point lead with 4:20 to play.
The big play that sparked everything came from Antonio Callaway, who took a Mayfield slant 59 yards down to the 1-yard line. Carlos Hyde punched in the touchdown, the extra point was good and the Browns were back on top, 35-34, with 8:07 left in the fourth quarter.
Chubb gave the Browns some breathing room on the next series, taking a run 41 yards into the end zone for his second score of the game. He finished with 105 yards on just three carries.
It was Browns 42, Raiders 34 with 4:20 to play.
6. The Browns' defense came up big near the goal line to stop the Raiders with a little less than 2 minutes to play. All Cleveland needed was a first down to seal the victory.
Cleveland appeared to have it on a third-down Hyde run. Officials initially called it a first down, but a video review pushed the ball back just in front of the line. Cleveland opted to punt, giving the ball back to the Raiders with 1:28 to play and no timeouts.
Carr and the Raiders needed less than a minute to tie up the score. Carr found Cook for a 7-yard touchdown and Nelson for the game-tying two-point conversion with 30 seconds to play. A last-ditch Cleveland effort to win it in regulation ended with a Mayfield interception.
7. The Browns defense held up on the first series of overtime, forcing a Raiders field goal attempt that was missed. It just couldn't do it a second time, and the Browns were left with no more chances.
A 24-yard catch by Cook on third down got the Raiders rolling, and a couple of punishing runs by Lynch put Oakland in manageable field goal range with less than 2 minutes to go. Matt McCrane ended it with a 29-yard field goal, capping a wild, four-hour game in Oakland.