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Browns QB Josh McCown named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Josh McCown's performance Sunday against Baltimore was statistically one of the best in Browns history and has now been recognized as the best of any AFC offensive player in Week 5.

The veteran quarterback was named Wednesday as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week, making him the second Browns player to each recognition from the conference this season.

In leading the Browns to his first victory as a starter, McCown threw for a franchise record 457 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland's 33-30, overtime victory at M&T Bank Stadium. It was the Browns' first win in Baltimore since 2007 and served as the third consecutive game in which McCown has posted big numbers.

Re-live Josh McCown's performance against the Ravens.

Over the past three games, McCown has thrown for 1,154 yards -- the most of any NFL quarterback during that span -- six touchdowns and one interception. The 13-year veteran is tied for the NFL lead with three 300-yard passing games 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. 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 Jason Campbell in Week 9 in 2013. Earlier this season, Travis Benjamin was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 2.

"As a player, if you want to have success as a quarterback, I don't know if you want to necessarily want to find yourself in games like that, but at the same time you envision going out and playing at a high level and executing at a high level and the guys around you playing at a high level," McCown said Monday. "Am I surprised that it happened? Especially this early in the season, maybe so and on the road in Baltimore, but did I think we were capable of it? Yes, absolutely."

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