OAKLAND — Browns running back Carlos Hyde thought he gained a first down that would have sealed a victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

The officials initially ruled Hyde had made the first down, but the replay official reviewed the call and it was reversed. It was a crucial moment in the Browns' 45-42 overtime loss at Oakland Alameda-County Coliseum.

"We definitely were shocked," Hyde said. "We all thought it was a first down. They overturned it, and we had fourth-and-inches. Put the game away. We've got to put the game away. We've got to get that one."

The play came on third-and-2 at the Browns 17-yard line with Cleveland leading 42-34 and 1:41 left in the fourth quarter. Hyde rushed up the middle for what was originally called a 2-yard gain, and the Raiders then used their third and final timeout with 1:38 remaining.

However, after the review, referee Walt Anderson said Hyde's elbow was down short of the 19-yard line.

"We felt we did [make the first down at first], but they called an elbow down," Browns coach Hue Jackson said. "I think when our guys saw it upstairs, that's what we thought, too."

FOX rules analyst Dean Blandino, the NFL's former vice president of officiating, said on the air as he watched the replay, "I don't see any way they can change this call on the field."

After the call was reversed, Blandino said, "I think we're all looking at this here in the studio and we're shocked that they overturned it. Again, you don't have a big line, it's tough to tell exactly where the ball is. I wouldn't have overturned that one."

Al Riveron, the NFL’s head of officiating, told ProFootballTalk.com he had enough camera angles to make the change. Replay decisions are made from NFL headquarters.

“The angles definitely gave me a view and perspective that he was short,” Riveron said.

Browns players disagreed.

"Listen, it's an awful call," wide receiver Jarvis Landry said. "But, at the end of the day, we can blame the refs, we can blame so many things why it didn't work out, but that was a tough one."

So instead of being able to run out the clock, the Browns punted to the Raiders, who took over at their 47 with 1:28 left after a 14-yard return by Dwayne Harris. Jackson said he didn't contemplate going for it on fourth-and-inches because the Browns were backed up in their territory.

Six plays after the punt, the Raiders tied the score 42-42 with a six-play, 53-yard scoring drive. Quarterback Derek Carr and tight end Jared Cook connected for a 7-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left. Receiver Jordy Nelson then ran a fade route and caught a two-point pass from Carr over cornerback TJ Carrie.

A first down by Hyde would have prevented the Raiders' late rally to force overtime.

"They said my forearm was down and they ruled me down right there," said Hyde, who finished with 22 carries for 82 yards (3.7 average) and a touchdown, a 1-yard score that put the Browns ahead 35-34 with 8:07 left in regulation.

"It was huge," Hyde added about the call being reversed. "It was a chance to put the game away."

With five rushing touchdowns this season, Hyde joined Jim Brown (nine in 1958 and six in 1963) and Leroy Kelly (five in 1966 and five in 1971) as the only Browns to record five or more rushing TDs through the first four weeks of a season.

But as Hyde left the stadium, a missed opportunity was at the forefront.

"We gave them that game," he said. "We definitely should have won that game."

Significant injury

Browns starting cornerback Terrance Mitchell suffered a fractured right forearm and could be out for the season, Jackson said.

"That was tough," Jackson said. "We had to move some guys around. Had some guys do some things they hadn't done in a while. But that's pro football."

Mitchell suffered the injury as he landed on the field while covering Nelson on an incomplete third-down pass with 11:05 left in the second quarter. Mitchell was carted off the sideline and to the locker room with his arm in an air cast, and the Browns later announced he would not return to the game.

E.J. Gaines replaced Mitchell and had one of the Browns' two takeaways when he intercepted a Carr pass that deflected off the hands of Cook at the Browns 15 with 23 seconds remaining in the first half to preserve Cleveland's 17-14 halftime advantage. Free safety Damarious Randall had an interception, too, on a Carr pass intended for receiver Martavis Bryant, who was closely covered by Gaines, and returned it 50 yards with 8:17 left in the third quarter. Gaines added a career-high 12 tackles.

But Mitchell, a free-agent pickup in the offseason, has been a key player for the Browns this season. With an interception and two forced fumbles, he created three of the 11 takeaways the Browns had in their first three games.

Now the Browns have 13 takeaways, their most through four weeks since they had 16 in 1989.

Extra points

• The Browns' 42 points were their most since they scored 51 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 16, 2007.

• Defensive end Myles Garrett recorded a career-high nine tackles and half of a sack. He is leading the Browns with 4.5 sacks this season.

• Greg Joseph connected on field goals of 25 and 28 yards. He has made all four of his attempts this season.

• Randall started for the Browns despite dealing with a heel injury and entering the weekend listed as questionable.

• Quarterback Tyrod Taylor sat out while dealing with a back injury and recovering from a concussion, so Drew Stanton was active for the first time this season and served as the No. 2 quarterback.

• The other Browns players who were inactive were tight end Seth DeValve (hamstring), linebacker James Burgess (knee), rookie receiver Damion Ratley, rookie cornerback Tavierre Thomas, rookie offensive lineman Austin Corbett and defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence.

Nate Ulrich can be reached at nulrich@thebeaconjournal.com. Read his Browns coverage at www.ohio.com/browns. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ByNateUlrich and on Facebook www.facebook.com/abj.sports.