“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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  • ron burgundy September 21, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Great story. Compelling, and rich.

  • Cuz is now on a milk carton September 21, 2018 at 6:36 am

    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.

    • Angs fake laugh September 21, 2018 at 7:06 am

      He’s in Medford, NJ shining my shoes because I’m his daddy when it comes to ratings.

      • An Inquiring Mind September 21, 2018 at 8:10 am

        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.

        • Ron Bowman Sucks September 21, 2018 at 10:36 am

          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.

  • Hussein September 21, 2018 at 6:39 am

    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

  • Bridgeworker bill September 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    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.

  • L m a o September 21, 2018 at 7:17 am

    It great how 975 morning show hasn’t mentioned anything about Cuz not being there today.

  • wtf no cuz today September 21, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I’m beginning to hate the term philly special .

  • 4 for 4 for life September 21, 2018 at 7:55 am

    Anyone know what impact this will have on The Fellas ?

  • The Cuz from Jersey September 21, 2018 at 7:58 am

    I just got a job with Sean Brace on Saturday night from 7-12pm on 106.1

  • Pat e. Gan September 21, 2018 at 8:03 am

    Do you think this news made Cuz go off his diet of half a Primos during the game?

  • 4 for 4- all day everyday 365 days a year (fee the cuz) September 21, 2018 at 8:07 am

    Us 4 for 4 guys need to stick together in a time like this . Fuck 97.5

  • The 4 for 4 dance September 21, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Free the cuz

  • Jim adair September 21, 2018 at 8:23 am

    Philly . Com and the inquirer have announced Farzetta has replaced the Cuz. So much for Kyle being on top of radio wars.

    • Steve Jeltz September 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

      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.

      • The cuz’s well being September 21, 2018 at 9:13 am

        Hahahaha at the erotic cafe and Irish weekend references

  • Scott September 21, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Baker’s half dozen works for me.

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