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Derek Carr, Amari Cooper make more history and other Raiders Superlatives vs Browns

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With every win, the Raiders make history. With so many young players on a team that has been so bad for so long, the superlatives only grow with each game. And these are not even including the losing streaks the team snapped with their win over the Browns. You can see those here.

These accolades are the ones that belong to the individual players who led the team to this win.

  • QB Derek Carr threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns in this game. He now has three career 300-yard games, including 351 yards last week in a win over the Ravens. That is more 300-yard games than any other Raider through his first four NFL seasons. It also marks the first back-to-back 300-yard games by a Raiders passer since Carson Palmer in 2002 (three straight, Nov. 4 - Nov. 18).

  • Carr (3,996) has passed Tom Flores (3,914 from 1960-61) for the most passing yards by a Raider through his first two NFL seasons.

  • RB Latavius Murray set new career highs with 26 carries and 139 rushing yards (5.3 ypc) with one touchdown. It was Murray's second career 100-yard rushing game (he ran for 112 yards vs the Chiefs last season).

  • The Raiders are now 4-0 when Murray has at least 15 rushing attempts. They are 2-0 when runs for over 100 yards.

  • WR Amari Cooper already eclipsed the previous career high he set last week (7 catches, 109 yards) with new career highs of 8 catches for 134 yards. He becomes the first Raiders rookie with at least 100 receiving yards in back-to-back games since James Jett did it back in 1993. He is the first Raider to do it in a decade (Randy Moss, 2005).

  • Cooper's 290 yards on the season is the third most by an NFL rookie through his first three games in league history (Anquan Boldin, 378 in 2003; Louis Lipps, 337 in 1984).

  • Cooper is the first Raiders rookie ever to have 20 catches in his first three games. He is the third NFL rookie since 1960 to do it (Anquan Boldin, 23 in 2003; Earl Cooper, 21 In 1980). He is the first Raiders player to do it since Jerry Rice in 2002.

  • Cooper's eight receptions also tie a single-game record for a Raiders rookie, previously held by four others (Marcus Allen, Tim Brown, Raymond Chester and Zach Miller).

  • RB Latavius Murray (139 yards) and WR Amari Cooper (134 yards) were the first Raiders WR/RB duo to each surpass 100 yards since Dec. 8, 2013 at NYJ, when Marcel Reece had 123 yards on the ground and Rod Streater had 130 yards through the air.

  • S Charles Woodson, the NFL's active interceptions leader, sealed the victory with his 61st career interception. He has now had at least one interception in each of his 18 NFL seasons. That's second only to Darrell Green's all-time record of 19 straight seasons (1983-2001).

  • The Raiders offense finished the game with 469 yards of total offense, marking the first time since Weeks 9-11 of the 2012 season (three straight) the Raiders have eclipsed 400 yards of offense in two straight games.

  • The Raiders' 469 yards are the team's most since accumulating 560 total yards on Nov. 3, 2013 vs. Phi.

  • The Raiders defense allowed just three first-half points for first time since their first win last season against the Kansas City.

  • K Sebastian Janikowski remained perfect on the season, going 2-for-2 on field goals from 23 and 35 yards out. With his three extra point conversions (201 straight), Janikowski passes Eddie Murray (1,594) for sole possession of 16th place on the all-time scoring list.

  • FB Marcel Reece recorded a 55-yard reception in the third quarter, his longest of the season, which moved him past Bo Roberson (1,834) for the fourth most receiving yards by a Raiders running back.