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Flyers Allow 4 Goals in 1st, Fall to Kings

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The first half of the 2019-20 season has been a solid one for the Flyers, but their struggles on the road are certainly becoming more and more profiled. After coming out of the break with an embarrassing 6-1 loss to the Sharks, the Flyers answered back with a win in overtime in Anaheim. In their final game of the decade, the team that struggled in San Jose was back on display.

The Los Angeles Kings entered the game averaging 2.54 goals per game, but struck for four in the opening period. That helped them cruise to a win over the Flyers on New Year's Eve by a score of 5-3.

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Eagles Sign Running Back Ahead of First Playoff Game

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles learned of the loss of two more of their players for the remainder of the season on Monday.

On Tuesday, the Eagles found a player to utilize one of those spots by signing running back Elijah Holyfield.

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10 Worst Phillies Moments of the Decade

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We are here, on the eve of 2020.  While much of the Philadelphia sports world has been reminiscing in the form of top 10 moments (check out the Top 10 sports moments of the decade on 973espn) I thought I might go in a different direction.  The 2010s started out on top for the Phillies, but for the most part have been disappointing.

Since making the playoffs in 2011 with the best record in franchise history, the Phillies have missed the eight years since.  Things are more promising moving forward, but for now, here are the 10 worst Phillies moments of the decade.

10. Phillies Sign Jonathan Papelbon to a Four-Year, $50 million contract

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The performance in terms of baseball was not the problem with this deal.   Papelbon became the game's top-paid closer in baseball history at the time (Mariano Rivera would soon pick up that distinction).   Papelbon never seemed to connect with the fans.

"I didn't come here for this", Papelbon notoriously said one day in 2013, as the Phillies were in the midst of a second mediocre year in a row.   The fans were not paying for mediocrity either, but the statement rubbed fans the wrong way.

Papelbon's tenure just under a year after being suspended seven games for a gesture he called an "adjustment".   Papelbon somehow was traded in 2015 to the Washington Nationals for an actual prospect (Nick Pivetta).  In Washington he infamously choked Bryce Harper in a dugout altercation. 

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Wild Card Round Comparisons: Running Backs

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Leading up to the Eagles match-up with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sports Talk Philly and Eagledelphia will compare the personnel of the two teams each day until gameday is here.

In this edition of our week-long comparison, we will look at the running backs that the Eagles and Seahawks will field on Sunday.

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Flyers-Kings: Game 40 Preview

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

Just one game remains in the year 2019 for the Flyers and it comes as the midpoint of their West coast trip. The Flyers will play the third game of a six-game road trip, the first five of which take place out west.

The final opponent for the Flyers in the calendar year is the Los Angeles Kings, who enter with the lowest point total in the Western Conference and losses in four of their last five games.

Game time is at 9 p.m.

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Two Eagles Selected To Pro Football Focus' 2019 All-Pro Team

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Just a few hours after the Eagles got the news that Boston Scott was named the Offensive Player of the Week for the NFC, a few of his teammates received another accolade.

On Tuesday morning, Pro Football Focus released their 2019 All-Pro team.

The team features two Eagles, both of whom were first-team selections.

Unsurprisingly, those selections did not come from skill positions, but from the trenches that Philadelphia is built around.

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Boston Scott Named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Boston Scott saw his stock rise last weekend as he powered the Eagles into the playoffs.

He was the team's leading receiver with 84 yards on just four receptionsand the leading rusher with 54 yards.

Scott also had three touchdown runs.

On Tuesday morning, the NFL announced that Boston Scott has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

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Top 10 Flyers Moments from the 2010s

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

The decade comes to a close on Tuesday night and while the Flyers have one more game on the ice, it is a time to reflect on the decade that was.

It will not go down as the most memorable decade in Flyers franchise history, but there were certainly a few great moments from start to finish in the 2010s.

With that, we give you the Top 10 moments from the 2010s that defined the Flyers franchise, some happy some monumental and some of sadness.

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The Best Flyers Players of the Decade

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor 

As the 2010s come to a close, it is a time to look back and reflect on the last 10 years. While it was certainly a disappointing decade for the Flyers, particularly over the last several years, there are still things that can be looked at as positives.

Today, we will look back at some of the top players of the decade for the Flyers, where there are certainly some obvious standouts that have cemented their place in franchise history. We will list five forwards, five defensemen and three goalies.

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Wild Card Round Comparisons: Quarterbacks

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Leading up to the Eagles match-up with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Sports Talk Philly and Eagledelphia will compare the personnel of the two teams each day until gameday is here.

In this edition of our week-long comparison, we will look at the quarterbacks that the Eagles and Seahawks will field on Sunday.

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