Oakland Raiders vs. Cleveland Browns: Full Oakland Game Preview

The Oakland Raiders prepare to win their first game on the road since Week 11 of the 2013 season against the Houston Texans. This upstart Raiders team must break through more barriers to register as a real contender on the NFL schedule. Until then, the Raiders remain in the proving-grounds stage.

Oakland will take their talents out east against the Cleveland Browns, who earned their first victory of the season at home against the Tennessee Titans. The Browns are the least of the AFC North teams the Raiders play this year, but don’t overlook them.

Cleveland fields a top-five secondary that could cause fits for the Raiders passing attack. Safety Tashaun Gipson is tied with Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman for most interceptions (12) from 2013 to the current week.

Two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden starts the season with a rough patch, giving up two interceptions in two games, per Pro Football Focus, but he’s still a respectable challenge for wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper.

However, the Browns run defense ranks last in the league, on pace for allowing 160 yards per game. This matchup serves as the perfect time to feed running back Latavius Murray approximately 25-30 carries to test Cleveland’s interior defense.

We’ll dig deeper into the Raiders’ Week 3 matchup and delve into injuries, lineup changes and an outcome prediction.

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