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Eagles Video: Wentz stops warm-up, signs autograph for young fan

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor

Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz has captivated the NFL world fairly quickly mostly because of his veteran-like command of the team's offense and impressive eight touchdown passes to just three interceptions through the team's first six games. But Wentz's down-to-earth, likable personality has also helped him assimilate into the NFL world. 

Prior to the Eagles Sunday Night Football showdown with the division-leading Dallas Cowboys, Wentz stopped warming up and approached a young fan who was wearing his jersey to both sign an autograph and take a picture. The moment was captured by John Clark of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

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Phillies rumors: Marlins unlikely to land Jeremy Hellickson

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor

For a good portion of the summer, the Miami Marlins seemed to be the most likely suitor for Philadelphia Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson at the league's non-waiver trade deadline. Ultimately, the Marlins, like the rest of the league, seemed to think that the Phillies overvalued Hellickson at the trade deadline, which meant that the Marlins weren't able to upgrade by landing someone like Hellickson and the Phillies weren't able to move Hellickson for a potential top prospect. 

Whether the Phillies ultimately issue Hellickson a qualifying offer or not this off-season -- the guess here is that they will -- the Marlins again seem to believe that Hellickson will be overvalued. Perhaps the Phillies won't overvalue Hellickson in free-agency, but a seemingly week free-agent class has the Marlins thinking Hellickson will be too expensive for them to land, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald

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Former Phillies manager Sandberg to throw out first pitch at World Series

By Tim Kelly, Sports Talk Philly editor

Looking not to quit on the World Series while facing a 3-1 deficit, the Chicago Cubs will have Ryne Sandberg, who quit midseason on the Philadelphia Phillies in 2015, throw out the first pitch prior to Game 5 of the World Series:

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Flyers-Hurricanes: Game 10 Preview

Flyers look to bounce back after home loss to Pittsburgh

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(Kate Frese, Sports Talk Philly)

By Bill Minchin, Sports Talk Philly staff writer

 

The Philadelphia Flyers (3-5-1)  are back at it again tonight as they travel to Carolina for a battle with the Carolina Hurricanes (2-3-2). This is the second of five meetings between the clubs and the first in Raleigh.
 
The Flyers defeated the Hurricanes 6-3 back on October 22nd at the Wells Fargo Center. Game time is set for 5:00pm.

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Eagles-Cowboys: Week 8 Preview

By Patrick Del Gaone, Sports Talk Philly staff writer 

After two consecutive losses, the Eagles stopped the bleeding last week against previously unbeaten Minnesota with a 21-10 victory on their home field.

This weekend, 4-2 Philadelphia looks to avoid their third straight road loss, and an 0-2 start in the division when they take on the 5-1 Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

Quarterbacks

Dallas Cowboys (5-1) Philadelphia Eagles (4-2)
4 Dak Prescott 11 Carson Wentz
Stats: 1,486 YD, 7 TD, 1 INT Stats: 1324 YD, 8 TD, 3 INT

Dak Prescott has surpassed even the loftiest of expectations since taking over for injured quarterback Tony Romo. The vigilant gunslinger from Mississippi State is completing 68.7 percent of his passes with only one interception through six games. At this point, it seems the stellar play of Prescott will allow him to remain the starter when Romo returns.

Carson Wentz is going through a bit of a slump these past two weeks. In last week's win, the rookie threw for only 138 yards and was picked off twice by the Vikings' stingy defense. Wentz's confidence seems to have been shaken a bit by the loss of bookend tackle Lane Johnson. To beat Dallas, Philadelphia will need Wentz's level of play to be taken up a notch.

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Eagles-Cowboys: Sunday Six Pack

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The annual trip to Dallas to face the rival Cowboys comes in Week 8 for the Eagles and it couldn't be at a more crucial point of the season.

The NFC East lead is on the line as the 4-2 Eagles face the 5-1 Cowboys. Dallas is fresh off a bye week, while the Eagles have more tests to come on their schedule. The Eagles are also in search of their first win against a division rival this season, and falling to 0-2 against the NFC East could prove to be detrimental to their playoff hopes.

Here are six players to watch in Eagles-Cowboys.

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Eagles-Cowboys: Sunday Six Pack

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The annual trip to Dallas to face the rival Cowboys comes in Week 8 for the Eagles and it couldn't be at a more crucial point of the season.

The NFC East lead is on the line as the 4-2 Eagles face the 5-1 Cowboys. Dallas is fresh off a bye week, while the Eagles have more tests to come on their schedule. The Eagles are also in search of their first win against a division rival this season, and falling to 0-2 against the NFC East could prove to be detrimental to their playoff hopes.

Here are six players to watch in Eagles-Cowboys.

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Week 8 NFL Picks

By Denny Basens, Sports Talk Philly staff writer 

Washington at Cincinnati 

The Redskins come into this game pretty banged up, I think this is a game where Kirk Cousins mistakes back to haunt Washington.

Pick: Cincinnati 27, Washington 20

New England at Buffalo

No letdown for the Patriots this time. Tom Brady will guide them to a convincing win over the Bills team that upset them earlier in the year.

Pick: New England 30, Buffalo 20

Arizona at Carolina

The Panthers are fresh off of the bye, but I don't think it matters. Carolina's defensive woes are a real concern, its unlikely they'll be able to contain the potent Cardinal attack.

Pick: Arizona 23, Carolina 17

New York at Cleveland

This may be Cleveland's best chance for a win. With Josh McCown back at quarterback and the Browns playing an erratic team like the Jets at home, the opportunity is there for a home win.

Pick: Cleveland 20, New York 17

Detroit at Houston

The Lions are overdue for a letdown.

Pick: Houston 23, Detroit 16

Kansas City at Indianapolis

The Chiefs have been playing well lately, but I think the matchup favors Andrew Luck at home.

Pick: Indianapolis 27, Kansas City 24

Seattle at New Orleans

The home field helps the Saints, but it's hard to pick them against the battle-tested defense of the Seahawks.

Pick: Seattle 24, New Orleans 17

Oakland at Tampa Bay

The Raiders have performed very well on the road this season. Slight edge to them over an inconsistent Tampa team.

Pick: Oakland 24, Tampa Bay 21

San Diego at Denver

Revenge game at home for Denver spells doom for a Charger team that is overmatched.

Pick: Denver 28, San Diego 17

Green Bay at Atlanta

Statement game for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers to prove that they're one of the top teams in the NFC.

Pick: Green Bay 30, Atlanta 24

Philadelphia at Dallas

The Eagles have had the Cowboys' number in Dallas, winning four straight years in Jerryworld. I think that trend continues, Dallas has been playing well, but the bye week may actually cool them off as it did for the Vikings last week.

Pick: Philadelphia 27, Dallas 23

Minnesota at Chicago

Bounce-back game for the Vikings, who will ride their defense to their sixth win of the year.

Pick: Minnesota 27, Chicago 10