Josh McCown etches names in Browns’ record book

Browns quarterback Josh McCown set a new team record with 457 passing yards.

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Browns quarterback Josh McCown set a franchise record for the most yards in a regular season game in Sunday’s 33-30 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.

McCown’s 457 passing yards eclipsed Brian Sipe’s previous mark of 444 yards set in 1981. McCown completed 36 of 51 passes for two touchdowns. Bernie Kosar’s 489 yards in playoff win over the Jets in January 1987 still represents the most yards ever in one game by  Browns quarterback. 

Here are the top 10 performances in franchise history. McCown’s performance also knocked Brandon Weeden’s 370-yard performance from 2013 out of the top 10. 

Browns: Most passing yards in a regular season game

Player Yards Opponent Date Completions Attempts
Josh McCown 457 at Baltimore 10/11/2015 36 51
Brian Sipe 444 vs. Baltimore 10/25/1981 30 41
Bernie Kosar 414 vs. Pittsburgh 11/23/1986 28 46
Kelly Holcomb 413 at Cincinnati  11/28/2004 30 39
Otto Graham 401 at Pittsburgh 10/4/1952 21 49
Bernie Kosar 401 vs. Miami 11/10/1986 32 50
Kelly Holcomb 392 vs. Arizona 11/16/2003 29 35
Jason Campbell 391 at New England 12/8/2013 29 44
Brian Sipe 391 vs. Green Bay 10/19/1980 24 39
Brian Sipe 375 vs. San Diego 9/7/1981 31 57

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