4:15 PM ET, October 1, 2006
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
After jumping to an early 21-3 lead, the Raiders proved ... well that they are the Raiders. Although the Raiders played very well in the first half, they did nothing in the second half. The reason: halftime adjustments. The Browns made them and the Raiders didn't.
This has been the Achilles' heel for the Raiders all season. They can't make adjustments when things are not going well. The big difference in the second half for the Browns is that they decided to sell out defensively against the run and make Andrew Walter beat them.
You have to give Romeo Crennel and his staff a pat on the back. The Browns were obviously flat in the first half after a disappointing loss last week, and he rallied the troops behind QB Charlie Frye.
|The Raiders finally managed some offense Sunday in their loss to the Browns, taking a 21-3 lead before losing 24-21. But Oakland still fell to 0-3 under new coach Art Shell and has been outscored 79-27. Dating to last season, the Raiders have lost nine consecutive games by a combined score of 233-99.|
Asomugha had two interceptions, the first of his career in his 50th game. ... Cleveland played much of the game without its two starting CBs. Gary Baxter (injured chest muscle) was inactive and Leigh Bodden left late in the first quarter with an injured ankle. ... Oakland DE Derrick Burgess, who led the NFL with 16 sacks last year, got his first two this season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.1||4.6|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||7:10||Sam Williams 30 Yd Fumble Return (Sebastian Janikowski Kick)||0||7|
|TD||4:44||Randy Moss 5 Yd Pass From Andrew Walter (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 62 yds, 1:14
|FG||9:52||Phil Dawson 29 Yd |
Drive: 7 plays, 22 yds, 5:08
|TD||10:52||Lamont Jordan 59 Yd Run (Sebastian Janikowski Kick) |
Drive: 2 plays, 63 yds, 1:00
|TD||13:52||Darnell Dinkins 3 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Phil Dawson Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 43 yds, 3:10
|TD||6:57||Kellen Winslow 2 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Phil Dawson Kick) |
Drive: 14 plays, 69 yds, 6:57
|TD||13:20||Joe Jurevicius 5 Yd Pass From Charlie Frye (Phil Dawson Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 17 yds, 1:29