Last season when Cleveland traveled to Oakland it was the first home game since Al Davis had passed away. Oakland carried the day with two special teams touchdowns and a stout defensive performance against Colt McCoy. Jason Campbell was injured badly when Scott Fujita and Chris Gocongg fell on a head first diving Campbell, breaking his collarbone. Kyle Boller filled in for Campbell and was a reasonably effective check downer and game manager to finish it. Darren McFadden had 91 yards on 20 carries and a TD. Jacoby Ford had a huge day, and Kevin Boss made a great finish on a fake FG. Boss and Ford will not be on the field today...and it looks like DMC will be deactivated as well after tweaking his ankle three weeks ago.
It is going to be completely soaked in Oakland today. Should be a smash mouth straight ahead type game...that, quite frankly, favors the Browns and their running attack spearheaded by the uber-rookie Trent Richardson.