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When Mark Wahlberg’s character in the film “Ted” met his childhood idol Flash Gordon, he muttered these words:

“I thank you for saving everyone of us.”

The fantasy community shared a similar sentiment yesterday, at the hands of another Flash Gordon…

With Josh Gordon making his season debut yesterday in Minnesota, one would have thought that Emperor Ming was lining up upposite of Gordon in the Vikings secondary. Gordon pillaged the Vikings secondary for a gawdy 10/146/1 line and added 22 yards on the ground, for good measure. Making his season debut, coming off a 2-game suspension, Gordon has high WR2 upside playing in an offensive scheme largely dominated by a vertical passing approach.

As someone who has been an adamant supporter of a breakout year from “Flash,” I’m not shocked in the least bit that he wasted no time making a big statement. After the game he went on the record to say that the Norv Turner/Rob Chudzinski offense is “the best offense to be in.” No argument here.

With Brian Hoyer proving to be a possible upgrade over Brandon Weeden, Gordon would be a direct beneficiary of the Browns confidence throwing the ball downfield.

If Gordon can avoid off-the-field troubles and stay focused, he’ll be terrorizing the planet Mongo in an attempt to salvage the Browns season.

Take it away, Freddie Mercury.