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McCown wins player of week honors

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Bears quarterback Josh McCown has been named the NFC offensive player of the week following his performance in Monday night's 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

Bears quarterback Josh McCown has been named the NFC offensive player of the week following his performance in Monday night's 45-28 win over the Dallas Cowboys.

McCown became the first Bears quarterback to account for five touchdowns in a game since Jack Concannon in 1972, passing for a career-high four scores and running for another. The 11-year veteran helped the Bears score on all eight of their possessions before taking a knee on the final play.

Making his fourth straight start and fifth of the season in place of the injured Jay Cutler, McCown completed 27 of 36 passes for 348 yards and a career-best 141.9 passer rating. He threw TD passes of 4 yards to Earl Bennett, 25 yards to Alshon Jeffery, 4 yards to Matt Forte and 17 yards to Michael Bush. McCown also ran for a 7-yard TD.

Appearing in the last seven games with five starts, McCown has connected on 147 of 220 passes for 1,809 yards with 13 touchdowns, one interception and a 109.8 passer rating that ranks third in the NFL behind the Eagles' Nick Foles (120.0) and the Broncos' Peyton Manning (114.5).

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