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Cleveland Browns get tricky, turn old-school flea flicker into touchdown

Frank Schwab
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Even in the modern, sophisticated NFL, there's always room for an old-school trick play.

The Browns pulled one out of the bag against the Chiefs on Sunday. With the offense struggling to move the ball in the second quarter, Cleveland dialed up a basic flea flicker.

Jason Campbell handed off, and the running back turned as he got to the line and pitched it back to Campbell. Josh Gordon was open downfield and hauled in the pass for a 39-yard score. It wasn't anything groundbreaking, considering that play has been around for decades, but it was still effective.

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To add to the moment, Gordon then did a mock tomahawk chop to the Chiefs crowd and put his palms up.

The Browns can't find a regular quarterback, but their gadget plays are alive and well.

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