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Browns QB McCown Named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

BEREA, OH – Browns QB Josh McCown has earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week for games played Oct 8-12 (Week 5), the National Football League announced Wednesday.

In a 33-30 overtime win at Baltimore, McCown completed 36 of 51 passes for a career-high and Browns single-game record 457 passing yards with two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 111.3 rating. He added 12 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

Cleveland earned its first victory in Baltimore since 2007 as the Browns improved to 1-0 in AFC North divisional play for the first time since 2004. The Browns totaled 505 yards of total offense, their most in a game since 2007. Cleveland also tied a franchise record with 12 third-down conversions.

McCown became the first player in Browns history to throw for 300 yards in three consecutive games. His 457 passing yards are the second-highest by an NFL player this season and his 36 completions tied for the second-most in Browns history. His 1,154 passing yards over the past three weeks leads the NFL during that span and is a Browns three-game record. The 13-year veteran is tied for the NFL lead with three 300-yard passing games this season and is second in the league with a 123.2 rating on third down.

This is McCown’s second Offensive Player of the Week award as he also won in Week 14 in 2013 as a member of the Chicago Bears. He is the first Browns player to be named Offensive Player of the Week since QB Jason Campbell in Week 9 in 2013. Earlier this season, Travis Benjamin was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 2.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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