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The Largest Selection of Wholesale Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products in Philadelphia

When it comes to trying new, exciting cuisine, few foods hit the spot like a deliciously fresh Mediterranean meal. However, we know that it can be very difficult to find authentic Mediterranean grocery wholesalers in Philadelphia, PA. Having lived in metro Atlanta for years, we realized that our customers needed an easy way to find quality wholesale Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food in bulk. That is why we created Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market - to give everyone a chance to enjoy tasty, healthy food, desserts, and authentic Mediterranean gifts at wholesale prices.

Founded in 2009, Nazareth Grocery has become one of Philadelphia's leading international wholesale grocery stores. We are very proud to serve our customers and do everything in our power to give them the largest selection of high-quality wholesale goods available.

If you're looking for the freshest, most delicious Middle Eastern wholesale products and ingredients, you will find them here at the best prices in the state. We encourage you to swing by our store in Marietta to see our selection for yourself. We think that you will be impressed!

The Nazareth Difference

At Nazareth Grocery Mediterranean Market, our mission is simple: bring you and your family the largest selection of wholesale Mediterranean products in Philadelphia. When coupled with our helpful, friendly staff and authentic Middle Eastern atmosphere, it's easy to see why we are the top Middle Eastern grocery wholesaler in Philadelphia, PA. We're proud to carry just about every kind of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern product that you can think of, from prepared meals and hookahs to fine seasonings and sweets. We're here for our customers and want each one of them to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience when they shop with us.

Our loyal customers love our selection of the following wholesale foods and gifts:

  • Fresh Breads
  • OlivesOlives
  • HummusHummus
  • CheesesCheeses
  • SaucesSauces
  • Savory-FoodsSavory Foods
  • DessertsDesserts
  • DrinksDrinks
  • HookahsHookahs
  • TobaccoTobacco
  • SaucesGifts
  • Much More!Much More!

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Most Popular Wholesale Mediterranean Foods

There is so much more to Mediterranean food than pizza and pasta. The perfect climate combined with delicious foods and amazing wine makes the Mediterranean incredibly irresistible. That's why our customers absolutely love to buy this kind of cuisine in bulk. Every country in this region has its own set of specialties and delicacies, each with its own flavors and styles of preparation.

Mediterranean countries include:

  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Tunisia
  • Spain
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So, when it comes to the most popular wholesale Mediterranean products in Philadelphia,
what are we talking about?

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Feta Cheese

Feta cheese is a classic Mediterranean dairy product that is often enjoyed on its own, in Greek salads, on bread, or mixed with zucchini. Depending on where the feta is sourced and produced, the cheese can be made from cow, sheep, or goat milk, or even a combination of the three. Regardless of the animal it comes from, this delicious cheese is a crowd favorite.

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Baba Ganoush

This Levantine dish is one of the most well-known Mediterranean dishes to eat in the United States. It typically comes in the form of a dip, served with pita or another kind of dipping bread. Commonly served before dinner as an appetizer of sorts, it usually features tahini, eggplant, garlic, spices, and sometimes yogurt. This tasty cuisine works great as a spread on a sandwich, or you can even eat it with a spoon, all on its own.

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Baklava

If you have never tried authentic baklava before, get ready to have your mind blown. This dessert is a traditional Mediterranean food that will have your taste buds craving more and more. Once you open a box of baklava from our Mediterranean grocery wholesaler in Philadelphia, PA, you won't want to stop eating! Baklava is made with layers of thin filo dough, which is layered together, filled with chopped nuts (think pistachios), and sealed with honey or syrup. Baklava is so good that its origins are debated, leaving many wondering which country invented the dessert. Everyone from the Turks to the Greeks and even Middle Easterners hold unique takes on baklava. Try each one to discover your favorite!

Most Popular Wholesale Middle Eastern Foods

Fresh, healthy, aromatic, rich: it's no wonder that the popularity of Middle Eastern cuisine and products has skyrocketed in the United States. This genre of cuisine features a large variety of foods, from Halvah to Labneh. If there were one common theme throughout all Middle Eastern food, it would be the bright, vibrant herbs and spices that are used. These flavorings help create rich, complex flavors that foodies fawn over. Typically, Middle Eastern food is piled high for all to eat, with enough food for an entire republic to put down.

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Tabbouleh

This refreshing, healthy dish is chock-full of greens, herbs, tomatoes, and bulgur (or cracked wheat), creating a memorable, bold flavor. This dish may be eaten on its own or paired with a shawarma sandwich or helping of falafel. It's best to buy your ingredients in bulk to make this dish because it tastes best freshly made with family around to enjoy. Just be sure to bring a toothpick to the tabbouleh party - you're almost certain to have some leafy greens stuck in your teeth after eating.

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Shawarma

We mentioned shawarma above, and for good reason - this dish is enjoyed by men and women around the world, and of course, right here in the U.S. Except for falafel, this might be the most popular Middle Eastern food item in history. Shawarma is kind of like a Greek gyro, with slow-roasted meat stuffed in laffa with veggies and sauce. The blend of spices and the smoky meat mix together to create a tangy, meaty flavor that you will want to keep eating for hours. For western-style shawarma, try using beef or chicken. For a more traditional meal, try using lamb from our Middle Eastern grocery distributor in Philadelphia, PA.

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Hummus

Traditionally used as a dip meant for fresh pita, hummus is a combo of chickpeas, garlic, and tahini, blended together until silky, smooth, and creamy. You can find hummus in just about any appetizer section of a Middle Eastern restaurant menu. That's because it's considered a staple of Middle Eastern food that can be enjoyed by itself, as a spread, or with fresh-baked pita bread. Hummus is also very healthy, making it a no-brainer purchase from our grocery store.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

If there's one diet that is most well-known for its health benefits, it has got to be the Mediterranean diet. In 2019, U.S. News & World Report listed the Mediterranean diet as No. 1 on its best over diet list. This incredible diet has been cited to help with weight loss, brain health, heart health, diabetes prevention, and cancer prevention.

Whether you already love Mediterranean food or you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, this "diet" is for you. Eating cuisine like Greek food, Persian food, Turkish food, and Italian food is healthy and tastes great. Even better than that? At Nazareth Wholesale Grocery, we have many staples of the Mediterranean diet for sale in bulk so that you can stock up on your favorites at the best prices around.

So, what exactly is the Mediterranean diet?

It is a way of eating that incorporates traditional Greek, Italian, and other Mediterranean cultures' foods. These foods are often plant-based and make up the foundation of the diet, along with olive oil. Fish, seafood, dairy, and poultry are also included in moderation. Red meat and sweets are only eaten in moderation, not in abundance. Mediterranean food includes many forms of nuts, fruits, vegetables, fish, seeds, and more. Of course, you can find at them all at our wholesale Mediterranean grocery store!

Here are just a few of the many benefits of eating a healthy Mediterranean diet:

Reduced Risk of Heart Disease

Reduced Risk
of Heart Disease

Many studies have been conducted on this diet, many of which report that Mediterranean food is excellent for your heart. Some of the most promising evidence comes from a randomized clinical trial published in 2013. For about five years, researchers followed 7,000 men and women around the country of Spain. These people had type 2 diabetes or were at a high risk for cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate an unrestricted Mediterranean diet with nuts and extra-virgin olive oil were shown to have a 30% lower risk of heart events.

Reduced Risk of Stroke for Women

Reduced Risk
of Stroke for Women

In addition to the heart-healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet, studies have shown that eating healthy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods can reduce the chances of stroke in women. The study was conducted in the U.K., which included women between the ages of 40 and 77. Women who stuck to the Mediterranean diet showed a lower risk of having a stroke - especially women who were at high risk of having one.

Benefits of Eating a Mediterranean Diet

First and foremost, purchase your Mediterranean and Middle Eastern wholesale foods from Nazareth Grocery - we're always updating our inventory! Getting started on this healthy, delicious diet is easy.

Try these tips:

Try these tips

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Instead of unhealthy sweets like candy and ice cream, try eating fresh fruit instead. It's refreshing, tasty, and often packed with great vitamins and nutrients.

2.

Try eating fish twice a week, in lieu of red meat. Fish is much healthier and doesn't have the unfortunate side effects of red meat, like inflammation.

3.

Try planning out your meals using beans, whole grains, and veggies. Don't start with meats and sweets.

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They're tasty, but try to avoid processed foods completely.

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Instead of using butter to flavor your food, use extra virgin olive oil instead. Olive oil contains healthy fats and tastes great too.

6.

Try to get more exercise and get out of the house. The Mediterranean lifestyle is an active one, best enjoyed in the beautiful sunshine when possible.

Why Buy Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Products Wholesale?

Buying wholesale and retail are quite different. When you buy products from a wholesaler, you're essentially buying from the middleman between a retail establishment and the manufacturer. Wholesale purchases are almost always made in bulk. Because of that, buyers pay a discounted price. That's great for normal buyers and great for business owners, who can sell those products to profit. This higher price is called the retail price, and it is what traditional customers pay when they enter a retail store.

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Philly sports writers, eyewitnesses set the record straight about the Santa snowball incident 55 years ago

From Philly and the Pa. suburbs to South Jersey and Delaware, what would you like WHYY News to cover? Let us know!The year was 1968 — a disastrous season for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team ended with a 2-12 record and lost its final game of the season in disappointing fashion exactly 55 years ago Friday. But the reason the contest has gone down in the history books is due to unusual half-time ...

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The year was 1968 — a disastrous season for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team ended with a 2-12 record and lost its final game of the season in disappointing fashion exactly 55 years ago Friday. But the reason the contest has gone down in the history books is due to unusual half-time festivities.

Longtime Philly sports writer Glen Macnow, who co-wrote “The Great Philadelphia Fan Book,” says when the Eagles played the Minnesota Vikings December 15, 1968, the team boasted a miserable record of 2 wins and 11 losses. But even that showing was just good enough to guarantee they would not get the first pick in the college draft, a star running back called O.J. Simpson, because the Buffalo Bills had only a single victory that season.

Macnow said Eagles fans were displeased and demanding that the head coach be fired. Aggravating the situation was the cold and blustery weather from a big winter storm.

“People arrive that day at the stadium and find their seats covered with snow, so they kind of brush off the snow in front of them in order to watch a really terrible team play football,” he said.

A Christmas festival was planned for halftime, complete with Santa Claus throwing candy canes to the crowd accompanied by all of the cheerleaders dressed as elves. Macnow said that morning didn’t offer much promise for the official Santa who was scheduled to show up.

“The so-called Santa looked out his window, saw all the snow, saw the bad weather and said you know what, screw it, I’m not going, he stayed in bed, so Santa never shows up.”

As fate would have it, the team’s PR manager looked up into the crowd that day and saw someone dressed as Santa.

Philly resident Frank Olivo came to the game in costume, hoping he would get on TV.

Macnow said when Olivo, who was a skinny young man, was asked to fill in as Santa, he eagerly agreed to do so.

“He had a second-hand Santa costume that was pretty ratty, it had holes, and the Santa beard he was wearing was kind of half falling off his face,” he said.

When the Christmas show began, Santa started waving to the fans, who were now in an even more foul mood because the Eagles quarterback had just thrown a pick-six interception right before halftime.

Ray Didinger, a Hall of Fame sports columnist, was at the game, in row EE behind the end zone.

Didinger recalled when Santa began his trek around the stadium, “the fans were in no mood for it, it was the end of a terrible season, they wanted the head coach fired, they were in no mood to welcome a shabby Santa Claus throwing cheap candy canes up into the stands.”

At that point Macnow said Santa’s sleigh got stuck in a snow drift, and someone in the crowd chucked a snowball at the stand-in St. Nick.

“Everybody has a laugh, a second person throws a snowball, a third, a fourth, a couple of hundred, a couple thousand, it becomes a barrage, and poor Frank Olivo, Santa, is hiding behind his sled trying to avoid it, and everybody has a laugh,” Didinger said. “It’s a funny thing, nobody gets hurt.”

Rich Monastra’s cousin Frankie Olivo was “like a brother to him.” He said Olivo had dressed as Santa that day because after the game he was going to go to their grandmother’s house in Southwest Philly for a family Christmas party, and he planned to play Santa for their younger cousins.

He said after the snowball assault finally stopped, Santa Frankie was happy.

“He seemed nonplussed about the whole thing, he went back to his seat, the fans cheered in his section,” said Monastra.

Didinger contends that the snowball barrage was in no way malicious.

“People were just fed up with the team, they were fed up with the coach, they were fed up with the whole situation, they were just looking to vent,” he said.

He pointed out the stadium held 60,000 people and 54,000 showed up, “which is pretty amazing, in most cities, at the end of a bad season on a bitter cold day you’d be lucky to get 10,000 people out.”

Macnow said later that evening, during his nationally televised sports wrap-up show, Howard Cosell announced he would not show highlights of the game but instead showed a video clip of Santa getting clobbered by snowballs in the City of Brotherly Love.

“All of a sudden the world sees this and sees us as these horrible people who pelted Santa, it’s like spitting on Miss America, I mean it’s just something you don’t do,” said Macnow.

He said the incident “has become the tired, incorrect cliché of Philadelphia sports fans.”

Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell also attended that very game. He said it’s understandable that the fans were so gloomy and the incident has been blown out of proportion.

“No one wanted to hurt Santa, and we knew he was just a fan dressed in a Santa suit, but we wanted to register our displeasure,” he said.

“There are fans who have seriously injured people in other ballparks, and we have never done that, our fans are not particularly mean at all,” Rendell said.

Macnow said Philadelphia fans are supportive and “rich people and poor people, city and suburbs, Black and white, blue collar and white collar, we all care about the Eagles.”

He noted the Philly fanbase “really supports its team, good year and bad year, goes out, cares about it passionately.”

Sports is not a diversion in this town, sports is a religion.”

Didinger, who was 22 years old at the time, said he was at the game with his parents and grandparents, and when the snowballs started flying he almost joined in the barrage.

“I reached down and grabbed some snow and began forming a snowball, and my mother said, ‘You are not throwing that snowball,’ and I said, ‘OK’” he recalled.

Didinger believes Eagles fans are the best fans in pro football.

“They’re the most loyal, they are certainly the most passionate, and I think they’re the most knowledgeable,” he said.

Didinger said in many cities, fans will show up when the team is winning, “but when a team is bad, and believe me there were few teams that were worse than the 68’ Eagles, people just say to heck with it, it’s not worth it. But not in Philadelphia, if the Eagles are playing, you’re there, because that’s your team. ”

Monastra recalled as his cousin returned to his seat, Olivo scolded a fan who about to fire a snowball at him: “You’re not getting nothin’ for Christmas!”

Olivo, who worked as a barber, was treated like a star after the game by his customers, Monastra said.

“He’s autographing pictures for these guys in the barber shop, I mean it was crazy,” he recalled.

Monastra said Olivo, who passed away 8 years ago, always enjoyed the attention he got for playing Santa that day.

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Meet the former Philly lifestyle brand that inadvertently became a hit among hundreds of Eagles fans this season

Seun Olubodun has always had this thing for bulldogs.Ask him, and he’ll tell you it has to do with “fighting spirit.”It’s a love that aligns with his entrepreneurial spirit, one that spawned the creation of his dog-centric lifestyle brand Duke & Winston in 2010. At the height of Duke & Winston, Olubodun had a one-story brick and mortar along Chestnut Street in the...

Seun Olubodun has always had this thing for bulldogs.

Ask him, and he’ll tell you it has to do with “fighting spirit.”

It’s a love that aligns with his entrepreneurial spirit, one that spawned the creation of his dog-centric lifestyle brand Duke & Winston in 2010. At the height of Duke & Winston, Olubodun had a one-story brick and mortar along Chestnut Street in the heart of Rittenhouse, where he sold t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more bearing an homage to both Philly and his favorite guy, his bulldog Duke, who was a fixture at the store.

But as fast as the rise of Duke & Winston, came a fall that hit Olubodun and his business hard. Inventory wasn’t moving, while Rittenhouse rents were rising, which caused the creator and his company to go into a tailspin. In 2015, when he finally bid farewell to the business, Olubodun told Philadelphia Weekly in 2019, that it sent him into depression.

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In the midst of all that, his beloved Duke had passed.

“I broke down after that because he was the face of my brand and my best friend for all those years,” Olubodun told PW. “So when I disappeared, it’s like he just kind of like disappeared. I was hoping that he would still be with us to see this second launch and watch us try to make it into a success, but you know, it’s just the way things go sometimes.”

Today, let’s just say Duke would be proud. An e-commerce-centric relaunch in 2019 has proved profitable for Olubodun, but this year might be one of his best, after an inadvertent design of a bulldog holding a football became a line that has taken off for Duke & Winston. It has caught the attention of a few Philadelphia Eagles, namely Birds rookie Jalen Carter, who most recently was spotted wearing one of Olubodun’s signature bulldog hoodies as the team boarded the plane to Dallas last week.

Even before the hoodie found its way to Carter, who is one of several players from Georgia who found a spot on the Eagles’ roster, Olubodun said the collection was already stirring quite the buzz, to the point that he wasn’t even thinking about trying to get merch in the hands of some of those Georgia players. On the first day of launch, Olubodun said he sold about 250 pieces, ranging from t-shirts that start at $36 to sweatshirts at $72 apiece.

Enter Jason Brewer, the owner of Philly-based marketing agency Brolik, who Olubodun credits with putting the bug in his ear.

“Like a year ago, I’ve been looking for just different opportunities to grow the brand and the product line, in addition to the support I get from my regular Bulldog customers,” said Olubodun. “I’m working on licensing right now with a lot of the bulldog-themed colleges, like Yale, Georgia, Georgetown. But a friend of mine [Jason Brewer], reached out to me about two months ago and said, ‘You know there’s like six Georgia Bulldogs players on the Eagles, right?’ And so, that got my wheels turning.”

» READ MORE: The ‘Philly Dawg’ Five are young, hungry, and poised to impact the Eagles defense

For Brewer, a self-proclaimed “big-time Eagles fan” in his own right, to him, it was just a move that made sense.

“I’ve known Seun for probably close to 15 years,” said Brewer. “We’ve done some fun projects in the past, he’s an entrepreneur and I’m an entrepreneur so it just made sense for us to work together. When I saw he was doing his whole bulldog thing I felt like there was something there with this Georgia Bulldog thing because [Eagles general manager] Howie [Roseman] has been pulling in these big names from Georgia. And it’s not just like one or two. I can name like five or six right now.

“I was like, hey, I know that it isn’t perfectly like in the wheelhouse of Duke and Winston with the Bulldog owner kind of thing. But hey, you’re everything bulldogs and the Eagles just happen to have several, so this could be a cool little spin-off.”

Olubodun also found the stars aligned as the idea came roughly around the same time Eagles fans were going nuts for the return of kelly green to the Birds’ style guide. He views the line as gameday attire for fans who want to look a bit more refined at tailgate parties.

“There’s a lot of Philadelphia [Eagles] merch out there, but, you know, because Duke and Winston is kind of like a more higher-end brand, I think that there are certain types of Eagles fans who gravitated towards it because it’s not like your typical $20 Eagles t-shirt.”

Well, that and Joe Perry, the other half of the Skinny Joey Merlino podcast which has over 30,000 followers on Instagram. Perry wore one of the Philadelphia Bulldogs hoodies on the show, and Olubodun said the next day felt like a frenzy.

“When I initially launched the shirts they were doing really, really well,” recalled Olubodun. “But one morning I woke up to a lot of orders, like in the hundreds. I didn’t know where it had come from. I traced everything back and I saw that [Perry] had posted something on Instagram wearing that shirt, and it just led to this, like, just explosion of orders online, from specifically Philly addresses.”

At the end of November, Olubodun said Duke & Winston has sold over 2,000 units and counting — specifically of the Philadelphia Bulldogs collection. Now, his goal is to get pieces from the collection into the hands of the other Georgia Bulldogs on the Eagles roster.

One down. Five to go.

For now, he’s just appreciative that so many Eagles fans chose to support Duke & Winston’s with this latest — and as Olubodun would admit — greatest design.

“The support I get from Philly is like so crazy,” said Olubodun. “I’d say that maybe 60% of my customers are still all from the Philadelphia area and these are people that have essentially been supporting the brand for 12 years. This Philadelphia Bulldogs thing, like, scaled past everything else that I’ve ever done. It’s just nice to see that from influencers, Eagles players, and my customers that the support for what we do is still there.”

How to watch, stream | Eagles vs. Seahawks

The Eagles (10-3) travel across the country for their Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks (6-7). The game was flexed from Sunday afternoon at 4:25 PM to Monday night at 8:15 PM. Philadelphia will look for its first win vs. the Seahawks since 2008.Find out how you can watch, stream, or listen to the action here:Television and StreamingMonday's game will be nationally broadcast on ABC/ESPN with Joe Buck, Troy Aikm...

The Eagles (10-3) travel across the country for their Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks (6-7). The game was flexed from Sunday afternoon at 4:25 PM to Monday night at 8:15 PM. Philadelphia will look for its first win vs. the Seahawks since 2008.

Find out how you can watch, stream, or listen to the action here:

Television and Streaming

Monday's game will be nationally broadcast on ABC/ESPN with Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Lisa Salters on the call.

After the final whistle, join Marisa Pilla, Fran Duffy, and Eagles legend Ike Reese for The Postgame Show presented by Ricoh – they'll have highlights, press conferences, game analysis, and more. Tune in on PhiladelphiaEagles.com, the Eagles app, and our social media channels to watch.

Fans can stream the game on the league's exclusive video streaming subscription service – NFL+. In addition to live out-of-market preseason games, NFL+ also features live local and prime-time regular-season and postseason games (phone and tablet only) as well as live local and national audio for every game, NFL Network shows on-demand, NFL Films archives, and more.

Want to watch the game from outside of the country? NFL Game Pass International provides streaming capabilities for games across the league.

Stay connected with the Eagles anytime, anywhere with our official mobile app. Receive the latest news, watch behind-the-scenes videos, and more.

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Listen

Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick on SportsRadio 94WIP for the radio broadcast of Monday's game. The desktop version of PhiladelphiaEagles.com/LiveRadio will provide a live feed of the SportsRadio 94WIP broadcast feed that is available nationwide. Fans can also listen on the Eagles app as well in the Philadelphia market.

Rickie Ricardo, Bill Kulik, and Oscar Budejen have the Spanish-language radio broadcast on La Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia; 101.3 FM in Atlantic City, New Jersey; and 103.3 FM in Vineland, New Jersey. The desktop version of PhiladelphiaEagles.com/LiveRadio will also provide a feed of the Spanish version. Fans in the Philadelphia market can also listen to the Spanish version on the Eagles app.

SiriusXM NFL Radio will also carry the game on select channels. For the Eagles’ feed, you can listen to it on channel 226 or 825. You can listen to the Seahawks' feed on channel 225 or 828. There will also be a national feed on channel 88.

Fans in the Seattle market can listen to the road broadcast on KIRO NewsRadio 97.3 FM or Seattle Sports 710 AM – Written by Owen Boyle

NBA Storylines: Joel Embiid, Tyrese Maxey among top assist combos in 2023-24

Teamwork is a wonderful thing, and some connections are more prolific than others.Here are the players with the most assists to a single teammate through Thursday, along with how often they assist each other per 36 minutes on the floor together:Most assists to a single teammate, 2023-24 Team Scorer Assisted By FGM MIN Per 36 HOU Alperen Sengun Fred VanVleet 63 596 3.8 ...

Teamwork is a wonderful thing, and some connections are more prolific than others.

Here are the players with the most assists to a single teammate through Thursday, along with how often they assist each other per 36 minutes on the floor together:

Most assists to a single teammate, 2023-24

Team Scorer Assisted By FGM MIN Per 36
HOU Alperen Sengun Fred VanVleet 63 596 3.8
IND Myles Turner Tyrese Haliburton 63 498 4.6
PHI Joel Embiid Tyrese Maxey 57 538 3.8
ATL Bogdan Bogdanovic Trae Young 52 325 5.8
DEN Michael Porter Jr. Nikola Jokic 50 657 2.7
DAL Dereck Lively II Luka Doncic 49 511 3.5
DEN Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Nikola Jokic 46 733 2.3
MIN Karl-Anthony Towns Mike Conley 46 513 3.2
MIL Giannis Antetokounmpo Damian Lillard 45 554 2.9
LAL Anthony Davis LeBron James 45 551 2.9
LAL Anthony Davis D’Angelo Russell 45 625 2.6

MIN = Minutes on the floor together Per 36 = Assists per 36 minutes on the floor together Through Dec. 14, 2023

Some notes:

Sengun isn’t a lob threat, but with a good pocket pass, he can find an angle and finish against a recovering big …

The Hawks often run pick and rolls with two shooters on the strong side of the floor, making it more difficult to help from the weak side. If that weak-side defender does help, he’s got a long way to get back to his man …

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Another nasty rainstorm is heading to the Philly region. If you think Sundays have been especially rainy lately, you’re right.

If you didn’t particularly care for last Sunday’s exercise in dreary, atmospheric misery, chances are excellent that you’ll like this Sunday’s even less.For the fourth consecutive Sunday — 80% of Philly’s rain since Nov. 26 has fallen on Sundays — another significant rain-and-wind storm is due to arrive during the afternoon and continue into Monday, and might even end with a dash of snow, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service has ...

If you didn’t particularly care for last Sunday’s exercise in dreary, atmospheric misery, chances are excellent that you’ll like this Sunday’s even less.

For the fourth consecutive Sunday — 80% of Philly’s rain since Nov. 26 has fallen on Sundays — another significant rain-and-wind storm is due to arrive during the afternoon and continue into Monday, and might even end with a dash of snow, meteorologists say. The National Weather Service has posted a flood watch for the entire region from 6 p.m. Sunday through 6 p.m. Monday.

Sound familiar? This storm, they say, will be a bit different from last Sunday’s.

» READ MORE: We're in a rut, but seven-day storm cycles aren't uncommon

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“It’s definitely looking a little friskier,” said Ray Martin, a lead meteorologist with the weather service’s Mount Holly office.

Up to three inches of rain is expected, with wind gusts to 40 mph in the city, and 50 mph at the Shore, where “it looks pretty wild,” said Tom Kines, senior meteorologist at AccuWeather Inc. Onshore winds from the east could lead to moderate flooding in the beach towns, the weather service says. A wind advisory was in effect for the eastern half of South Jersey.

This storm may be more troublesome for reasons other than potency, said Martin.

When the rain began last Sunday, the entire region was running a substantial precipitation deficit. That was pretty well doused by the time the storm departed on Monday.

Now, the ground is saturated, and this being winter, Martin said, the moisture tends to hang around because a warming sun isn’t available to evaporate it.

Plus, with the trees not soaking up the rain, conditions are more favorable to promote runoff.

“It definitely looks like with this one, we have more flood potential for sure,” said Martin.

Rain is due to start early Sunday afternoon and continue with heavy spurts through the night into Monday morning.

Gusty winds are forecast to build after sunset Sunday and keep howling through most of Monday. They will be blowing off the ocean Sunday before becoming westerly on Monday, heralding a brief cooldown.

Similar to last week, as the storm pulls away it will import significantly chillier air. “There might be a little snow in the air,” said Kines.

Not to worry, Philly’s streak of not experiencing an inch of snow since Jan. 29, 2022, should be safe, he said.

The streak of consecutive rainy Sundays will go on. Since the Sunday after Thanksgiving, just more than four inches of rain has fallen officially in Philly. Of that, 3.22 inches has fallen on Sundays.

The recent storms could be related to the robust El Niño warming in the tropical Pacific, where sea-surface temperatures were running about 3.5 degrees Fahrenheit above normal. The heating of the overlying air can generate upper-air winds winds favorable for coastal storms, forecasters say.

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Typically, they say, El Niño impacts don’t become evident until later in winter, but, “These kind of storms are pretty typical of the type of weather pattern we’re heading into,” said Kines.

It is not uncommon for storms to arrive in seven-day cycles, meteorologists say. That’s a function of the spacing between the atmospheric waves that transport weather systems across the country.

Eventually, those patterns do break, and that could happen next Sunday, which happens to be Christmas Eve. But even if a storm is on the prowl, cold air won’t be.

“It’s gong to be tough to get snow here Christmas Day,” said Kines.

Actually, said the weather service’s Martin, it may take a “miracle.”

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