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Oakland Raiders at Cleveland Browns NFL Week Three Capsule


By Matt Loede

CLEVELAND – The Browns have beaten the Raiders in three of their last four meetings of the two teams, including last season when the Browns took care of business, 23-13 last October. Check out the week three capsule below for more about the two teams, as well as stats and numbers for Sunday’s battle.



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Jack Del Rio: 2-3 Mike Pettine: 1-0
LAST WEEK W 37-33 vs. Ravens W 28-14 vs. Titans
LAST GAME 10/26/14: Raiders 13 at Browns 23. Cleveland QB Brian Hoyer throws for 275 yards & TD. Browns LB Paul Kruger has 3 sacks.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms. SIRIUS: 137 (Oak.), 157 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.).


PASSING Carr: 37-58-412-3-1-94.9 McCown: 5-8-49-0-0-79.7 OR

Manziel: 21-39-354-3-1-99.7

RUSHING Murray: 26-109-4.2-1 Crowell: 27-92-3.4-1
RECEIVING Crabtree: 14-148-10.6-1 Benjamin: 6-204 (3C)-34.0-3 (T2L)
OFFENSE 347.0 297.5
DEFENSE 444.5 359.0
SACKS A. Bryant: 2.5
INTs Thorpe: 1 Gipson: 1
PUNTING King: 47.3 Lee: 55.0 (1C)
KICKING Janikowski: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/3 FG) Coons: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)


RAIDERS: Last week, QB DEREK CARR completed 30 of 46 (65.2 pct.) for career-high 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.9 rating. 1st Oak. QB to pass for 350+ yards in win since KERRY COLLINS (12/19/04)…In 5 career starts, RB LATAVIUS MURRAY is averaging 89.6 scrimmage yards/game (291 rush, 157 rec.)…Rookie WR AMARI COOPER (No. 4 overall) had 7 catches for 109 yards (15.6 avg.) & scored 1st career TD (68 yards). WR MICHAEL CRABTREE led team with 9 catches for 111 yards & TD vs. Bal. In only career meeting (10/30/11 w/ SF), had 5 catches for 54 yards & TD. WR SETH ROBERTS scored 1st career TD with :26 remaining vs. Bal…LB MALCOLM SMITH leads team with 19 tackles. CB NEIKO THORPE had 1st career INT last week. S CHARLES WOODSON leads active players with 60 career INTs & needs 2 to tie HOFer DICK LE BEAU (62) & DAVE BROWN (62) for No. 9 all-time…BROWNS: QB JOHNNY MANZIEL earned 1st career win as starter last week, passing for 172 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-best 133.9 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN (983) needs 17 completions to reach 1,000 career…In 8 career home games, RB ISAIAH CROWELL has 4.7 rush avg. (84 att., 391 yards) with 4 TDs…Last week, WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN became 2nd player in NFL history with 2 50+ yard TD rec. (60, 50) & 75+ yard PR-TD (78) in same game (TAVON AUSTIN). 1st NFL player with 4 50+ yard TDs through 1st 2 games of season since HOFer JIM BROWN (1963). Has 11 career TDs (8 rec., 3 PR) & averages 48.8 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had 7 catches for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Hawkins (1,886) needs 114 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career…Defense had 7 sacks last week, 2nd-most in NFL. DE ARMONTY BRYANT had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF vs. Ten. Since 2007, CB TRAMON WILLIAMS is only NFL CB with 20+ INTs (28) & 4+ sacks (4.5). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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