What it means: The Browns are starting to fade after a promising 2-1 start. They remain in last place in the AFC North, falling two games back of the division-leading Ravens. Cleveland becomes the only team in the division with a losing record at 2-3.
Thumbs down: Browns special teams. Two touchdowns came as a result of lapses on special teams. Cleveland allowed a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, then gave up a 35-yard touchdown off a fake field goal (holder Shane Lechler completed the pass to Kevin Boss, who ran past two Browns defenders to go uncovered in the right flat).
Last-minute stumble: The Browns actually had a chance to tie the game when they recovered an onside kick at the Oakland 49-yard line with 1:05 remaining. But quarterback Colt McCoy misfired on his final three passes as the Browns never got closer than the Raiders' 42.
Hillis limited: It was announced in the third quarter back that Browns running back Peyton Hillis suffered a hamstring injury. He still was able to get on the field for a couple of plays early in the fourth quarter but he didn't get a carry. He finished with 14 yards on six attempts.
What's next: The Browns return home to play the Seahawks.