“Philly Special” Helps Browns Win First Regular Season Game in 635 Days


The “Philly Special” will forever be known as the tone-setting play that helped propel the Eagles to a Super Bowl 52 win over the Patriots last February:

After tonight, however, it may also be known as the play that helped propel the Browns to their first regular season win in 635 days.

Trailing the Jets 14-12 late in the third quarter after a one-yard Carlos Hyde touchdown run, Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley broke it out on the ensuing two-point conversion attempt:

I’m sure the fine people of Cleveland will rebrand the play. Henceforth, I wonder what those in Cleveland will call it. To Twitter we go:

Very well.

Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who earlier replaced injured starter Tyrod Taylor near the end of the first half, then engineered a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that put the Browns in front for good. Dude is legit, by the way.

The Eagles took notice:

As did Alshon Jeffery:

Philly Special. So hot right now. Philly Special. At this point, it would be completely disappointing if Doug Pederson doesn’t call it for Carson Wentz on Sunday.

I kid. Sort of.

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  1. There is going to be a search party starting at 8am at City Hall. We will going down South Broad Street and spreading out in each direction all the way to Pattison. Even the smallest clue might lead to us finding out what happened. Every volunteer is needed.

      1. In his typical fashion of knowing very little about sports, Pop Pop was accusing the Browns this morning of “stealing” the play from the Eagles. If Pop Pop educated himself a little more on the subject, he would know the Eagles borrowed the play from a 2016 Bears team who borrowed the play from a 2012 Clemson team who borrowed the play from a HS football coach down South who had originally designed the play himself.

        The way I look at it today is the morning sports talk landscape has improved by 1/2 with the now inevitable severance of the Cuz. Now, all we need is Pop Pop to catch that same ax too and we’ll be all good. Then Pop Pop can stay home with Baby Delaney and come up with all kinds of lists.

        1. Dude it’s an all an act with him. He’s a fictional character. He knows it we all know it. Garagano is out because he actually thinks his Cuz act and character is serious.

  2. Anyone else excited to watch TY Hilton (road runner) smoke Green Golbin Mills (coyote) on Sunday? Sure glad they signed Bennett btw, brings so much to this Defense

  3. If they let the Cuz go we will know it’s all about the money. I guess they couldn’t afford his million dollar salary anymore. I heard they only payin Marc 50k. Wherever the Cuz goes, all of Philly sports nation will follow.

    1. What the article did not report is the Cuz was on a major bender last night. Rumor has it he was at the JugHandle Inn last night guzzling down beer after beer and downing wing after wing. Then, he took a short Uber ride up to the Erotic Cafe and made it rain. Someone needs to get a hold of this guy before he heads down Wildwood for Irish Weekend and we have a repeat of this summer.

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