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Browns lead Raiders 17-9 at halftime

By Stephanie Storm Published: December 27, 2009

There was a fast and furious finish to the first half of the Browns game Sunday afternoon.

Cleveland took advantage of two Oakland personal fouls on their final touchdown drive to take a double-digit lead.

But Oakland kicker Sebastian Janikowski booted a 61-yard field goal with one second remaining to pull the  Raiders within 17-9.

The Browns final drive of the half began at the 7-yard line  with 1:40 remaining on the clock.  On Oakland's previous punt, former Browns first-round pick and defensive tackle Gerard Warren and current Browns rookie center Alex Mack got into a fracus, with Mack being flagged for swinging at Warren.

Mack's aggressivness got under the Raiders' skin, leading Oakland's defense to commit two personal fouls - including a head buttby cornerback Stanford Routt, who was ejected from the game.       

Aided by the the Raiders' penalties, Browns quarterback Derek Anderson easily capped the drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Mohamed Massaquoi, who jumped into the Dawg Pound to celebrate.

But with 14 seconds  left in the half, former Brown Charlie Fry got the Raiders in range for Janikowski to do his thing - and the 10-year pro responded with a career-best 61-yard kick.

Janikowski's previous career best was 57 yards.  Earlier this season he'd made long field goals of 54 yards three times.


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