2. Browns at Los Angeles Raiders — September 20, 1992
The second game on this list was Metcalf’s memorable day against the Los Angeles Raiders back in September of 1992. The Browns entered the contest winless at 0-2 and, had lost their starting quarterback Bernie Kosar to a broken ankle suffered in a gut-wrenching loss the week before.
Kosar’s backup, Todd Philcox, was named the starter and the team traveled to Los Angeles without their veteran signal-caller even making the trip. The chips were stacked against a young Browns team that had moved on from several pieces of their previous winning regime. The prospects of leaving the Los Angeles Coliseum with a win were not looking good.
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The Browns, and primarily Metcalf, took it to the Raiders early. Metcalf scored two touchdowns in the first quarter.
First, Metcalf hauled in a four-yard touchdown pass from Philcox and then added a six-yard touchdown run. The shifty running back had given the Browns an early lead.
Through the second quarter and majority of the third, the Raiders kept it close and inched closer to the Browns lead. Halfway through the third quarter, the Raiders had cut the Browns lead to a single point at 14-13. Metcalf was having none of it, ripping off a 69-yard slant all the way to the endzone.
Then in the fourth quarter, he put an exclamation point on his historic day by scoring another touchdown through the air; this time for 63-yards.
When the dust had settled, Metcalf finished the day with 201 total yards, with 177 of those coming through the air, and scoring 4 touchdowns. Metcalf lighting up Los Angeles lands at number two on this list.