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Raiders Block Browns Chances for 26-24 Win in Oakland

LaMont Jordan, left, and teammate Justin Griffith walk off the field

Tommy Kelly blocked Phil Dawson’s 40-yard field goal attempt with just three seconds remaining as the Raiders held off the Cleveland Browns, 26-24, at McAfee Coliseum.  Taking a page from Mike Shannahan in last week’s heartbreaking loss to the Broncos, Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin decided to call a timeout just before Dawson nailed what would’ve been the game-winning 40-yard kick.  After the timeout, Kelly was able to get his right hand in front of Dawson’s second attempt, helping the Raiders snap an eleven-game losing skid dating back to last October while improving to 1-and-2 on the season.  Starter Josh McCown went 6-of-12 passing for 108 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with an ankle injury.  Duante Culpepper finished 8-of-14 passing for 118 yards while LaMont Jordan rushed for 121 yards.  In the loss, Derek Anderson threw for 248 yards and a touchdown while Josh Cribbs returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown as the Browns dropped to 1-and-2.  The Raiders are in Miami this Sunday to battle the Dolphins.

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