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Game Pass Rewind: Gary Barnidge's unique TD catch, Josh McCown's record day highlight a wild win in Baltimore


Earlier this month, the NFL announced it would offer free access to its Game Pass platform. That means fans can watch ANY game dating back to 2009.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be highlighting some of the most re-watchable Browns games -- for a variety of reasons -- on the list. Today, we're looking back at a game from 2015 with countless highlight moments.

Who: Browns at Ravens

When: Week 5, Oct. 11, 2015

The stakes: After a gut-wrenching, last-second loss at San Diego, Cleveland entered this matchup with a 1-3 record and losers of two straight games. Baltimore lost its first three games to start the season before scoring a Week 4 victory over the Steelers.

Josh McCown throws for a team-record 457 yards, and Travis Coons makes a game-winning FG in OT to send Cleveland to its 2nd win in its last 15 tries against the Ravens.

What happened: After falling into a 14-3 hole in the first quarter, the Browns, behind a career day from journeyman quarterback Josh McCown, roared back with three second-half touchdowns to send the game into overtime. Travis Coons' 32-yard field goal sent the Browns to their first win in Baltimore since 2007.

It was over when …: The Browns completely stuffed the Ravens offense on the first series of overtime, forcing a three-and-out. Cleveland then mounted a methodical, 12-play drive that featured three third-down conversions before Coons knocked through the game-winner.

The turning point: Cleveland was playing from behind through most of the first three quarters and trailed by multiple scores during the majority of that period. After surrendering a nine-play, 90-yard touchdown drive, the Browns trailed 21-9 midway through the third quarter. That's when everything changed. Cleveland mounted a 13-play, 75-yard drive that included a whopping four third-down conversions and was capped by a McCown touchdown run. Following a Ravens three-and-out, the Browns went right back to work and scored in four plays, using a 56-yard completion to Taylor Gabriel that eventually set up the craziest touchdown catch of Barnidge's career. With 14 unanswered points, the Browns had their first lead of the game.

The catch: Upon rewatch, everything about Barnidge's go-ahead touchdown catch was improbable. First, McCown has to throw the ball off his back foot because two untouched Ravens are charging toward him. Then, Barnidge, who finished with eight catches for 139 yards, has to completely stop in his tracks to fend off Will Hill, who actually gets the best of the battle and barely lets Barnidge get his hands on the ball. Somehow, though, Barnidge is able to trap the ball between his calves before cradling the ball with his feet up to his backside before snapping the ball away from Ravens defenders into his chest. Credit to the officials for taking their time and calling it a touchdown on the spot and not requiring a review.

They said it, Part 1: "It was a little bit of luck and a little bit of awareness because I felt the ball. But a lot of it was luck, too." -- Barnidge

Making history: McCown's 457 passing yards were the most-ever by a Browns quarterback in a single game and it capped one of the most productive three-game stretches in team history. He became the first quarterback in Browns history to throw for more than 300 yards in three straight games, averaging more than 384 per contest. At that point in the season, he was one of just six quarterbacks averaging more than 300 yards per game.

They said it, Part 2: "You love throwing so don't get me wrong – it's fine, not all the time but a lot of times if you're in a game when you're throwing it that much, it's probably because you're behind or not being able to run the ball or something like that. That's the only thing about that is just you find yourself in a game like that, typically, it can come with some negative circumstances. It's not always the case. It wasn't yesterday." -- McCown

Lost to history: Justin Tucker has missed just 27 field goals in his entire career. One came in this game, as his 51-yard attempt with a minute left in the first half sailed wide left. That was pivotal for the Browns, who took over with solid field position and capitalized with a field goal as time expired to slice into Baltimore's lead, 14-9.

Unsung hero: Cleveland's wide receiver trio of Gabriel, Travis Benjamin and Andrew Hawkins had its best collective effort of the season to keep the chains moving throughout the game. Each had at least one reception go for more than 20 yards and the group finished with a combined 17 catches for 207 yards.

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