Oakland running back LaMont Jordan (34) runs past Cleveland linebacker Leon Williams (94) during Sunday’s game in Oakland, Calif. - ASSOCIATED PRESS

Raiders snap 11-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. — Lane Kiffin showed he's a quick learner at NFL coaching strategy.

A week after a late timeout wiped out Sebastian Janikowski's game-winning kick for Oakland, Kiffin successfully used the same strategy to help the Raiders beat the Cleveland Browns 26-24 Sunday when Tommy Kelly blocked Phil Dawson's last-second field goal attempt.

Former Oregon State quarterback Derek Anderson had driven the Browns from their own 9 to the Oakland 23 in the final 1:04 without a timeout to set up Dawson's 40-yard try. Right before the snap, Kiffin called timeout just as Denver coach Mike Shanahan did to him a week ago in the Broncos' 23-20 overtime win.

Like Janikowski a week ago, Dawson split the uprights with the kick that did not 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. Kiffin, the NFL's youngest coach in more than four decades at age 32, got his first win.

LaMont Jordan for 121 yards and a go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter after Daunte Culpepper relieved an injured Josh McCown to lead the Raiders. McCown threw a 41-yard TD pass to Ronald Curry in the first half and Janikowski made all four field goal attempts after missing four the first two weeks — including last week's potential game-winner from 52 yards after Shanahan's timely timeout.

The late-game dramatics overshadowed another big performance by Jordan, who has 350 yards rushing after three games. He carried nine times on an 80-yard drive after Cleveland had taken the lead, and put Oakland back on top 23-17 with a 1-yard run with 10 seconds left in the third quarter.

Jordan also scampered 27 yards on a screen pass on third-and-23 to set up Janikowski's 48-yard field goal that made it 26-17 midway through the fourth.

The Raiders defense made Anderson look ordinary a week after tying a team record with five TD passes in a 51-45 win over Cincinnati. Anderson was intercepted twice in the first half and finished 18-for-37 for 248 yards and a touchdown. He also scored on a 1-yard run with 3:33 remaining to cut Oakland's lead to 26-24.

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