“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:
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) September 12, 2018
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:
LANDRY TO MAYFIELD!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 21, 2018
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:
Five minutes and reddit has already named Baker's 2PT conversion The Cleveland Steamer…and you know what…I'll allow it.
— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) September 21, 2018
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:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 21, 2018
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.