The start will be Davis’ first since he joined the Browns in September and ninth of his NFL career.
"Austin took advantage of his opportunity on Monday night. He was prepared, played well and put us in position to win,” Pettine said. “He’s been great in the quarterback room all season and he has earned the right to start on Sunday. We expect him to play well.”
Davis, in relief of an injured
In eight starts and 10 overall appearances with the St. Louis Rams last season, Davis completed 180-of-284 passes for 2,001 yards, 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions.
McCown was ruled out for the season Tuesday with a broken clavicle and was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.