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SUNDAY'S STAR

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly blocked Phil Dawson's last-second field-goal attempt to preserve the Raiders' 26-24 victory over the Browns.

KEY SEQUENCE

Cleveland marched from its 9-yard line to the Oakland 23 in the final 1:04 without a timeout to set up Dawson's 40-yard try. Right before the snap, Raiders coach Lane Kiffin called timeout just as Denver coach Mike Shanahan did to him a week ago in the Broncos' 23-20 overtime win. Like Oakland's Sebastian Janikowski a week ago, Dawson split the uprights with the kick that didn't count. His attempt when it did was low and blocked by Kelly, setting off a midfield celebration by the Raiders following their first win since last Oct. 29 against Pittsburgh.

BY THE NUMBERS

350: Jordan's total rushing yardage after three games.

3: Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison, who had two interceptions in his first two seasons, has three in three games this season.

THEY SAID IT

"They don't ask you how you get them done; they just ask, 'Did you?' We're a ballclub that is trying to learn how to win. Last week, we took a step closer, and this week we got over the hump."

-- Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp

"It feels good. It's a good start. My name will be the one in the headlines, but I'm happy for my offensive linemen. Those guys took a beating last year."

-- Jordan, who rushed for 117 yards in 28 attempts

"I told (the official) I was going to call it, and he gave me the, 'You're going to have to give me the signal.' I guess I don't have as many years in the league as Mike. I got it in a second later than I wanted, but it worked out."

-- Raiders coach Lane Kiffin, who used the same timeout strategy against Cleveland that Denver coach Mike Shanahan used to beat Oakland last week

RANDOM THOUGHTS

Sit down, McCown.

You're off the hook, Jano.

Kelly made Ted Hendricks proud.

Think Daunte Culpepper wants a piece of the Dolphins next week?

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