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September 24, 2007|From the Associated Press

OAKLAND -- 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.

Derek Anderson had driven the Browns (1-2) to the Oakland 23 to set up Dawson's 40-yard try. Right before the snap, Kiffin called a 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 blocked by Kelly, setting off a celebration by the Raiders (1-2) after their first win since Oct. 29 against Pittsburgh. At 32, Kiffin is the NFL's youngest coach in more than four decades.

Quoteworthy: "The rookie coach learned something from the veteran last week." -- Ronald Curry, Raiders receiver

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