The Philly Special will go down as one of the most memorable plays in not just Super Bowl history, but in the history of the National Football League itself.
With backup quarterback Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles taking on Tom Brady and dynastic New England Patriots, the Eagles needed to do something special so they pulled a magic moment out of their book of tricks.
After lining up under center, Foles looked to check the play but then moved to behind his tackle, with Corey Clement receiving the direct snap before handing it to tight end Trey Burton, who threw it back to Foles for an easy TD.
The play worked, the Eagles won and an all-time NFL moment was created.
Today, the Cleveland Browns tried to copy it, and like most things the Browns do – it didn’t exactly go very well, to say the least.
Well, the Browns didn’t completely copy the play, but they did run their own version of the play – it was just missing the flip to the tight end but everything was the same.
Everything except the outcome that is.
In the Super Bowl, the play resulted in six points for the Eagles who went on to win 41–33 and spark a wild night on the streets of Philly.
In Cleveland, the Browns ended up doing the most Browns thing possible with the play – they threw a pick-6 on it.
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Damonta Kazee read the play the entire way, jumping in front of Mayfield while going full speed and taking it to the house.