CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Browns will enter their bye week with a 5-3 record after losing their first home game of the year, a 16-6 decision to Las Vegas.
One of the narratives going into this game was that it would be a bad weather day and it would be a good day to get the ground game going. The Raiders were happy to oblige.
Josh Jacobs carried the mail for Las Vegas, toting the ball 31 times for 128 yards to lead them to a 10 point win in Cleveland. It was one of those days where it was obvious what one team was going to do and the other team still could not stop them.
There was not much passing in blustering wind, but the Raiders did hit the biggest throw of the game. A short one. On the second play of the 4th quarter Hunter Renfrow hauled in a four yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr for the game’s only touchdown. Replay upheld the call, Renfrow was going to the ground as he crossed the goal line and the ball did touch the ground, but he maintained possession the entire time.
The Browns did have a touchdown to Jarvis Landry in the quarter 3rd quarter, but only for a moment. Replay overturned his touchdown as Landry did not have the ball secured as he was going to the ground.
Landry nearly caught another touchdown in the 4th quarter. Down by 10 the Browns were driving for a score when Mayfield connected with Landry in the end zone on 3rd down, but Landry was smashed by two Las Vegas defenders and the ball came free. Cody Parkey missed a 37 yard field goal on the next play, making an onside kick attempt moot.
Baker Mayfield finished the day 12 of 25 for only 122 yards. Kareem Hunt carried the ball 14 times for 66 yards.
After a scoreless first quarter the Browns and Raiders kicked field goals in the second quarter.
Daniel Carlson booted a 33 yard field goal as time expired on the half to give the Raiders a 6-3 lead at the break. Las Vegas nearly scored a touchdown on the drive, but rookie Henry Ruggs was ruled out of bounds on a catch in the end zone. Replay upheld the call.
The Browns grabbed a 3-0 lead early in the 2nd quarter when Cody Parkey just managed a 41 yard field on a windy day in Cleveland. Winds have been measured at more than 30 mph and it has impacted play.
Las Vegas then mounted a drive. They used 16 plays to go 58 yards and get a game tying field goal of their own. Daniel Carlson converted from 29 yards after missing earlier in the game. The Raiders converted two 4th-and-one situations on the drive.
Neither team was able to mount a scoring drive in the opening quarter. The Raiders did put together a drive on their first possession of the game, but it fizzled in the wind. Carslon’s 41 yard field goal attempt banged off the left upright after being noticeably impacted by the driving wind at First Energy Stadium.
The Browns were trying to 4-0 at home for the first time in nearly 60 years. 1963 was the last time they did it.