History Remembered: The Day Eric Metcalf Destroyed the Raiders.

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The day: September 20th, 1992.  The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns were about to do battle in Los Angeles.  
At stake: the first win of the season for one of the teams.  Both were 0-2 heading into the contest, although the Raiders were clear favorites.  They were at home and coming off two straight playoff seasons, whereas the Browns hadn't seen the playoffs since the 1989 Conference Championship loss to the Broncos.  
The Raiders were loaded on both sides of the ball, with new quarterback Todd Marinovich leading a team with a future Hall of Famer, Tim Brown, and two Hall of Fame running backs, Marcus Allen and Eric Dickerson.  
The Oakland defense was amazing, with Ronnie Lott, Howie Long, Greg Townsend, Aundray Bruce, Chester McGlockton, and Anthony Smith (who'd go on to have 13 sacks that year).
The Browns, however, were starting third-string quarterback Todd Philcox, due to injuries to starter Bernie Kosar and backup Mike Tomc...

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