McCown shines as Browns top Ravens in overtime

The Browns (2-3) remain a factor in the AFC North after knocking off the Baltimore Ravens (1-4) in a wild 33-30 overtime victory. It marked Cleveland's first win in Charm City since 2007. Here's what you need to know:

  1. The cries for Johnny Manziel will quiet down after this one. Josh McCown became the first Browns quarterback in franchise history to throw for 300-plus yards in three straight weeks. His 457 passing yards are also a team record, topping anything put on tape by Otto Graham, Brian Sipe or Bernie Kosar. McCown again made a star out of tight end Gary Barnidge (8/139/1) and played mostly mistake-free football from wire to wire. Cleveland's decision to play the aging veteran creates a long-range problem -- what to do with Johnny? -- but this embattled Browns coaching staff is playing for today.
  1. Fantasy heads predicted a big afternoon for Ravens back Justin Forsett against the league's second-worst run defense. Play-caller Marc Trestman didn't disappoint, feeding Forsett 21 times for 121 yards. He wasn't alone, with rookie Javorius Allen gashing Cleveland's ghastly run-stoppers for another 58 yards. The Browns desperately need defenders who can contain the edge.
  1. Browns rookie runner Duke Johnson has emerged as a juicy pass-catching threat out of the backfield, but Cleveland's ground game remains problematic. After a promising first-year campaign in 2014, Isaiah Crowell took far too long to heat up on Sunday, finishing with just 49 yards off 13 carries. This was a confidence-building win for Cleveland, though, one that raises more questions for Baltimore's shaky secondary. The Browns were ripped all offseason for having their worst cast of playmakers in the NFL, so how do you explain giving up 505 total yards? The Ravens are 1-4 for a reason.
  1. The Browns are still alive in the AFC North, but that might not last long with upcoming games against the Broncos, Rams, Cardinals, Bengals and Steelers. The Ravens, meanwhile, face an absolutely must-win situation against the 49ers in Week 6.
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