Editor’s note: Each week we will take a look at the top three candidates for King of Philly sports. The “Philly Sports King” can be anyone (player, manager, front office, media member, etc.) who is associated with Philadelphia sports.
No. 1 on the list gets three points, No. 2 on the list gets two points, and No. 3 on the list gets one point. You can track the running Sports King of Philly at CBSPhilly.com/kingofphilly.
Chip Kelly – 5 points
Darren Sproles – 3 points
Jeremy Maclin – 3 points
Nick Foles – 2 points
Ray Emery – 2 points
LeSean McCoy – 1 point
Howie Roseman – 1 point
Jakub Voracek – 1 point
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — After a short hiatus, the King Of Philly power rankings is back, and for the first time the Eagles are not dominating this list. While the Birds are coming off a devastating four-point loss in Arizona, the Flyers are scorching hot, winners of their last three games.
3. Jakub Voracek
Now in his fourth season with the Flyers, the 25-year-old winger is starting to blossom into a star forward. Through nine games, Voracek is tied for third in the NHL with 13 points and tied for the league lead with 11 assists.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl is benefiting from moving to the first line with Voracek and Claude Giroux (2 G, 9 A). Raffl has four goals in his last five games.
2. Ray Emery
Emery has started the Flyers’ last three games, beating the Penguins, Red Wings, and defending champion LA Kings who were coming off a six-game win streak. In his last two games, Emery has stopped 73 of the 77 shots he faced.
Emery, 4-0 in his last four starts, is 4-0-1 on the season with a .924 save percentage and a 2.44 goals against average.
1. Jeremy Maclin
While the Flyers are red hot, the Eagles are good, and we’re in the heart of an exciting football season.
Maclin was the best player on the field in the Eagles’ 24-20 loss to the Cardinals last Sunday. Maclin was targeted 16 times, catching 12 balls for a career-high 187 yards, including two touchdowns. Maclin’s 632 receiving yards on the season is 10th in the NFL and his 90.3 yards per game average is eighth in the NFL.
J-Mac was also rewarded this week, winning the Eagles’ 2014 Ed Block Courage Award.
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