Story and photo by R. Mascardo

OAKLAND — Derek Carr threw four TD passes and a game-tying 2-point conversion with 30 seconds left to set up Matt McGrane’s 29-yard field goal in overtime.

It was the Oakland Raiders’ first win since Jon Gruden returned as coach, 45-42, over the Cleveland Browns on September 30.

McGrane missed a 50-yard field goal on the opening possession at overtime before Carr drove the Raiders back down the field again after a defensive stop for the game winner with 1:46 left in the period.

Photo: By R. Mascardo

The field goal dealt the Browns another tough loss as they blew a 14-point lead in the second half and then allowed the game-tying TD and 2-point conversion in the final seconds to spoil Baker Mayfield’s NFL debut.

Photo: By R. Mascardo

Mayfield, the number one over-all pick, threw 295 yards and two touchdowns for Cleveland but also committed four turn-overs, two fumbles and two interceptions. The Browns were seeking their first back-to-back wins since November 2014.

Photo: By R. Mascardo

It was a roller-coaster game that had the Browns on a 28-14 lead midway through the third quarter, only to fall behind, 34-28, early in the fourth quarter. In part due to Mayfield’s two fumbles deep in Browns territory, giving Carr the opportunity to set up TD passes.

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Mayfield then led the Browns across the midfield before his deep pass was intercepted by Reggie Nelson to force an overtime. Mayfield was unable to duplicate the late-game heroics in last week’s game against the Jets.

NEXT: Raiders head south to face LA Chargers on October 7.

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