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Raiders had 10 men on field on pivotal goal line stand vs Browns

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Late in the first half of the Raiders win over the Browns Sunday, the Raiders were up 10-0. The Browns set up in first and goal from the one and the Raiders kept them out of the endzone. That alone is impressive, but the fact that on third down, they stopped them with just ten men on the field is even more impressive (for the players, not the coaches).

This observation was made by ESPN College Football analyst, Dustin Fox.

On the play itself, linebacker Curtis Lofton filled the gap and Dan Williams drove through his assignment to ensure Browns running back Isaiah Crowell didn't get into the endzone.

Here's a good look at the play:

The stop set up fourth down for the Browns, who initially lined up to go for it, but after a false start on Joel Bitonio opted to settle for the field goal instead.

The Raiders were energized by the stop. The offense took the field with 1:44 left on the clock and drove for a touchdown to take a 17-3 lead heading into halftime. So, instead of a demoralizing touchdown given up and a 10-7 game at halftime, the Raiders stole the momentum and led by 14. That's an 11-point swing in a game they ended up winning by 7 points.

Kinda reminds me of another goal line stand they made in an emotional win a few years ago in Houston.