Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders get punched in face need a gut check after laugher in Atlanta

A rough day at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the Las Vegas Raiders including for wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) who misses catching this pass with coverage from the Atlanta Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell (24) in the second quarter on Sun Nov 29, 2020 (photo from the Las Vegas Journal-Review)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) quarterback Derek Carr called Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) trash and that the 43-6 loss was a punch in the face for the city of Las Vegas and the Raiders organization.

#2 The Raiders after playing a razor close game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs last week lost their second straight game on Sunday at Mercedes Benz Stadium to the Falcons. The Raiders wound up turning the ball over five times and the defense just couldn’t stop the Falcons who were at one time an 0-4 team.

#3 You know the saying “on any given Sunday” and the way that Falcons head coach Raheem Morris had prepared the team the Falcons have shown improvement each week since Morris took over when the team was 0-4.

#4 The Falcons who were the underdogs in this game dominated both halves of the game and both sides of the football. The defense held the Raiders to a field goal in each of the second and third quarters, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan came out firing on all cylinders throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

#5 It’s back to the drawing board as the Raiders who are on a two game losing streak head to New Jersey to face the New York Jets (0-11) at the Meadowlands on Sun Dec 6th. The Jets who have not won a game all season and lost convincingly to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday 20-3 will be the underdogs but again after the Raiders Sunday experience in Atlanta you can’t count even the Jets out.

Barbara joins Sportstalk for the Raider podcast each Tuesday morning at

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