Josh McCown Admits He Fell Asleep During Weather Layoff in Bears-Ravens Game Before Leading Chicago to Win

by abournenesn

Nov 18, 2013

Josh McCownIt’s not the first time this year that a Ravens game has put someone to sleep, but it’s especially unfortunate for Baltimore that the person sent snoozing came back to lead the Ravens’ opponents to a Sunday afternoon victory.

Well, it wouldn’t be fair to say the Ravens put Chicago quarterback Josh McCown to sleep, but it was close.’s Robert Klemko reports that, when the threat of tornadoes stopped the Ravens-Bears game Sunday afternoon at Soldier Field, McCown passed his time by napping.

While other players snacked or chatted, trying to stay loose, McCown laid down to start “visualizing plays.”

“I closed my eyes and just tried to think about the game, and I think I dozed off,” he said.

McCown ended up throwing for 216 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-31 passing, and he was the hero after the game — when, notably, his comments to the press did not include that nugget.

“Closed my eyes and just trying to think about the game, visualize the game a little bit and kind of assess what happened in the first two series,” McCown told reporters, as recounted by The Associated Press.

The catnap — bear nap? — did the trick for McCown. Maybe the 4-6 Ravens should try that next.

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