1. December 30th, 2001: Titans @ Browns
Tim Couch would have his first big win over the Titans late in the 2001 season. This game would be abnormally high scoring for the time, as the Browns would win by a score of 41-38. The over for the game was apparently 37.5, so needless to say the over was absolutely smashed.
The first of the great battles between Tim Couch and Steve McNair, both of the quarterbacks would put on a show for their franchises. Despite this, Tim Couch would still have a better performance for the Cleveland Browns.
"Steve McNair (TEN): 16/25, 64% Completion Percentage, 274 Passing Yards, 2 Touchdowns, 127.7 Passer Rating Tim Couch (CLE): 20/27, 74% Completion Percentage, 336 Passing Yards, 3 Touchdowns, 1 Interception, 137.3 Passer Rating"
Being able to throw for over 300 yards and put up a completion percentage above 70 percent is an incredibly impressive feat for any quarterback in today’s more passing oriented NFL. Tim Couch doing so in 2001, his 3rd year in the NFL, is even more impressive. These are Drew Brees type numbers that Tim Couch was able to put up.
If I could watch one old Browns game from the Tim Couch era, it would most likely be this one. An offensively packed showdown between Tim Couch and Steve McNair would have been an awesome game to see for any NFL fan.