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The McCown brothers have both became reliable back-ups in the NFL

Josh and Luke grew up in Jacksonville, Texas, along with an older brother, Randy, who played quarterback at Texas A&M from 1996-99. Josh spent three seasons at SMU before transferring to Sam Houston State as a senior, while Luke played at Louisiana Tech.

Josh, 34, was selected in the third round of the 2002 draft by the Arizona Cardinals. He has appeared in 50 NFL games with 36 starts for the Cardinals (2002-05), Lions (2006), Raiders (2007), Panthers (2008-09) and Bears (2011-13).

Luke, 32, was chosen in the fourth round of the 2004 draft by the Cleveland Browns. He has played in 26 games with nine starts for the Browns (2004), Buccaneers (2007-08), Jaguars (2009-2011), Falcons (2012) and Saints (2013), completing 58.2 percent of his passes for 2,035 yards with nine TDs, 14 interceptions and a 68.5 rating.

The McCown brothers have crossed paths only twice in the NFL, with both meetings coming in 2008 when Josh backed up Jake Delhomme with the Panthers and Luke played behind Jeff Garcia with the Buccaneers. The teams split the two games, but neither McCown played in either contest.

Both Josh and Luke have been extremely reliable when needed for their teams.  Josh has been a key factor in the Bears play this year, while Luke will back up Drew Brees tonight when the Saints face the Atlanta Falcons.

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