The Oakland Raiders started off the scoring by running the ball right through the Cleveland Browns. After the Oakland defense forced a three-and-out, Darren McFadden got things going for the Raiders with a 24 yard gain. He had a few more rushes for three, six, four, four, and five yards before punching it in for the early 7-0 Raiders lead. Jason Campbell helped McFadden out with some big passes to Jacoby Ford and David Ausberry and some assisted rushing by Manase Tonga and Michael Bush, but this was McFadden's drive.
Campbell fumbled the ball on his side of the field to set up an early Cleveland score--Colt McCoy found Joshua Cribbs, Evan Moore and Greg Little to set up a one yard score to Alex Smith. But then Jacoby Ford took the ensuing kickoff return 101 yards to put the Raiders back on top early in the second quarter.