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Browns stumble down the stretch in Oakland

OAKLAND — The Browns built their biggest lead of the season only to watch it evaporate down the stretch in an overtime loss to the Raiders.

Cleveland fell, 45-42, in Oakland despite a double-digit lead in the second half and a late rally that looked like it would vault it to its first road win in almost three years.

None of it -- neither the most points by a Browns team since 2007 nor fourth-quarter heroics -- was enough in this high-scoring, back-and-forth affair.

The Browns committed four turnovers in rookie Baker Mayfield's starting debut and allowed 535 yards before rookie kicker Matt McCrane made a 29-yard field goal with 1:50 in the extra period.

Key moment: With a 42-34 lead, the Browns couldn't get a stop in the waning minutes of the game. The Raiders marched down the field before Derek Carr tossed a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook with 30 seconds to play. Then, the veteran quarterback hit Jordy Nelson on the two-point conversion to tie the game. Oakland went on to win in overtime.

Player of the game: Mayfield. It was a far-from-perfect performance from the youngster, but he paced an offense that turned in a huge statistical performance (42 points, 457 yards). Mayfield passed for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns but accounted for four turnovers, including three after halftime.

Stat of the game: 4 — Despite 42 points and almost 500 yards of total offense, the Browns' four turnovers doomed their chances at their first road win since October 2015.

Who's next?: The Browns continue AFC North play next weekend when they host the Baltimore Ravens.

The Cleveland Browns take on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

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