Hmmm. That looked familiar.
Remember that play the Eagles ran in that little game in February that helped them eventually have a parade down Broad Street? I think it was called … the "Philly Special?"
Well … this happened on Thursday Night Football.
I guess we’ll have to call this the "Cleveland Special." It looked exactly like the Philly Special except Jarvis Landry is a lefty, so the play was just flipped and ran to the left side of the field.
Direct snap to Duke Johnson, flip to Landry, throw to Baker Mayfield in the end zone to finish off the two-point conversion. The Browns’ first attempt on the two-point conversion didn’t count after offsetting penalties. They came back with this to tie the game, 14-14.
You’re not the only person who thought it looked familiar.
Baker Special vs. Philly Special 😯 pic.twitter.com/k6uo8sfhGq— NFL (@NFL) September 21, 2018
🤔— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 21, 2018
And y'all had the name of it be Philly Special, @bakermayfield!?! C'mon man!— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) September 21, 2018
🤔— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) September 21, 2018
Philly Special!!! 🔛🤜🏾 Cleveland!!! #Respect— Alshon Jeffery (@TheWorldof_AJ) September 21, 2018
The Eagles can’t get too mad about the Browns taking their play. It wasn’t their play anyway. They actually took it from the Bears, who took it from Clemson. Good plays don’t stay in house. Teams are always looking to find an advantage.
No, the Cleveland Special doesn’t have the same ring as the Philly Special. And using it in Week 3 isn’t the same as using it in the Super Bowl. But the Browns haven’t won a game since 2016 … every chance to get a W is their Super Bowl.