08/09/2014 04:49 BST | Updated 08/09/2014 04:59 BST

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown 'Karate Kicks' Cleveland Browns' Spencer Lanning (Video)

The NFL would be a lot more popular this side of the pond if there were more incidents like Antonio Brown's karate kick on Spencer Lanning.

Brown conjured up an effective method of bypassing Lanning with a swift kick to the head in a flashpoint that would have made all those commercial breaks tolerable.

To clarify: players are forbidden from kicking each other in the face and Brown was "flagged for unnecessary roughness".

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Brown kicks Lanning in the head

The Steelers held off a Browns fightback to clinch a 30-27 win, with Shaun Suisham booting a 41-yard field goal at the death.

The Browns battled back from 27-3 down at half-time to draw level at 27-27, helped largely by quarterback Brian Hoyer, but they could not complete the job.

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