San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Deebo covers some ground; Defense holds up in 49ers win 24-9

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (19) scores on a 57 yard catch in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave talk about San Francisco 49ers (2-2) Deebo Samuel who looked like he might take a short catch not too far but turned around and ran for 57 yards for a touchdown.

#2  Talanoa Hufanga returned a interception which helped the 49ers who defeat the Los Angeles Rams (2-2) on Monday Night Football 24-9.

#3 For 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo 16-27 for 239 yards and one touchdown the defense also helped him win the game.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Deebo and the defense dominate in 49ers 24-9 win over the Rams on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers safety Talanoa Hufanga celebrates his interception for a touchdown at Levi’s Stadium on Monday OCT 3, 2022. (San Francisco 49ers)

by Marko Ukalovic

Death, taxes and the San Francisco 49ers dominating the Los Angeles Rams.

The combination of Deebo Samuel and a relentless defensive effort allowed the Niners to cruise to a 24-9 victory over their NFC Western Division rival on Monday evening at Levi’s Stadium. San Francisco is 7-0 in its last seven regular season against Los Angeles.

For the second time in three games, San Francisco’s stout defense did not allow an offensive touchdown. This time it was the high powered offense that is the Rams. The defenese did not allow a play over 20 yards as they dominated the trenches and made Los Angeles’ offense one dimensional for 60 minutes.

“We knew it would be a battle to keep them (Rams) out of the end zone, it was great. Our special teams played well. It was really cool to see cause I thought we had a chance to run away with it. So it was cool to not play perfect, but to overcome a lot of things and have a big victory,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Los Angeles (2-2) opened the game with a methodical 14 play 54-yard drive with a series of short passes, screens and check downs over the middle that resulted in a Matt Gay 39-yard field goal. The drive chewed up over eight minutes on the clock.

San Francisco (2-2) answered back on its first offensive possession. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo led the 49ers down the field on a eight play 75 yard drive where he completed four of his five passes for 45 yards. Running back Jeff Wilson Jr. finished off the drive when he run untouched for a 32-yard rushing touchdown.

After another Gay field goal, San Francisco extended its lead with under three minutes left in the second quarter. On a third and three at their own 43 yard line, Garoppolo fired a high ball just beyond the outstretched reach of Derion Kendrick into the hands of Samuel. The hybrid wide receiver turned a short catch into a 57-yard highlight reel touchdown reception as he broke two tackles and juked out another would be tackler in the process on his way to the end zone for a 14-6 lead.

“Every time I get the ball in my hands it’s my mentality in trying to make a big play, but it’s just second nature to me right now,” said Samuel.

Samuel had his best game as a wide receiver of the season. He led the 49ers in receiving with six catches for 115 yards and one touchdown.

Los Angeles tried to change the momentum to start the second half when they forced the a three and out on San Francisco’s first drive to start the third quarter. Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford once again led a long drive down the field and once again the 49ers defense kept the Rams out of the end zone as Gay kicked his third field goal, a 26 yarder, to complete a 16 play 75 yard drive that ate 7:43 off the clock.

“The story of the night on the offensive side of the ball was self inflicted wounds, above the neck errors where we’re not doing the things that we’re capable of and I expect us to be better than that,” said Rams head coach Sean McVay.

San Francisco’s defense sealed the deal late in the fourth quarter with a game clinching pick six. Talanoa Hufanga read a wide receiver screen intended for star wide receiver Cooper Kupp and intercepted Stafford, returning the ball 52 yards to pay dirt. It was Hufanga’s team leading second interception as he has become a clutch player on this already talented 49ers defense in his sophomore season.

“They’ve been running screens all night. I kinda saw a different release than I’m used to. Instead of following my man, I just turned my head and the ball kinda just dropped in my face. I ain’t gonna lie. I thought (Matthew) Stafford was going to catch me,” Hufanga said.

San Francisco’s defense sacked Stafford seven times with Nick Bosa and Samson Ekubam both had two apiece. Linebacker Dre Greenlaw had an impressive game with 12 solo tackles, including one for a loss.

Garoppolo, who is now 7-0 against the Rams, finished 16 of 27 for 237 yards with one touchdown, no interceptions and a QB rating of 100.7. Wilson Jr. had a productive game with 74 yards on 18 carries.

“We’ve had some dog fights against these guys,” Garoppolo said when asked about the team’s success against the Rams. “That’s a good football team, give them credit. That’s a hellava D-line and our guys stood up to them and I thought they played really well.”

Kupp, who was the only offensive bright spot for the Rams, rewarded his fantasy football owners as he led all receivers with 14 catches for 122 yards. Stafford, who is 1-6 in his career against the 49ers, finished 32 of 48 for 254 yards with no touchdowns and the pick six.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 5-for-12 on third down conversions. Los Angeles was 5-for-15.

DT Javon Kinlaw (knee) WR Danny Gray (hip) S Tarvarius Moore (hamstring) LT Trent Williams (ankle) RB Ty Davis-Price (ankle) TE Tyler Kroft (knee) OL Nick Zakelj (coach’s decision) were inactive for San Francisco.

UP NEXT: San Francisco take on the Carolina Panthers on Sunday 10/9 at 1:05pm at Bank of America Stadium.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders leaned heavily on Jacobs to carry them to victory

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is thrilled to on getting a first down against the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Oct 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders (1-3) were able to get great ground game from Josh Jacobs who carried for 144 yards for two touchdowns and the defense stopped Denver Broncos (2-2) quarterback Russell Wilson and the offense.

#2 Tony, the fourth quarter looked like it might lean in the direction for Wilson and the offense but the Raiders relied on Jacobs who carried to keep the Raiders in the ball game as Las Vegas scored a touchdown and field goal to keep the Broncos at bay.

#3 This was Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels first win as head coach and since his last head coaching job with the Broncos in 2010 how sweet was revenge in putting this win together?

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 188 yards going 21-34 with no touchdowns and no interceptions pretty impressive no carries and the Raiders won it by 11 points.

#5 Up next for the Raiders it’s off to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City where the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) are coming off a 41-31 ten point win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. It’s Monday Night Football what are the chances for the Raiders picking up a win in Kansas City for this one.

Join Tony Renteria for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders turn up the heat on Broncos get first win of season 32-23 at Allegiant

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is exuberant after getting a first down against the Denver Broncos defense at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Oct 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Rich lots of help came from the Las Vegas Raiders (1-3) running back Josh Jacobs who ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns to help defeat the Denver Broncos (2-2) 32-23 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas today.

#2 Talk about how Raider quarterback Derek Carr who moved the ball in the red zone and how he was able to execute this afternoon against the Denver defense.

#3 For Carr a busy afternoon passing the ball throwing for 21-34 for 188 yards and although he didn’t get any touchdowns he didn’t throw interceptions either.

#4 The Raiders were able to hold back the Broncos offense and quarterback Russell Wilson 17-25 for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

#5 After today’s win the Raiders are asking if your ready for some football as they head to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City next week as they face the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Monday Night Football.

Join Rich Perez following all Raiders home and away games for the Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Charlie O: Garoppolo says he’ll be ready for the Rams on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) and Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson (3) converse following their contest at Empower Stadium in Denver on Sat Oct 1, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Charlie O:

#1 Just wanted to ask you about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo saying that he didn’t go through OTAs and training camp saying that he has to get in the game and get in shape referring to his rough loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday in Denver.

#2 Garoppolo in a news conference saying this past week said that he did lack rhythm in his last start and had arm fatigue after the 49ers had scored a field goal in the last 53 minutes of the ball game.

#3 Garoppolo was also asked when he was seen on camera yelling during the frustrating contest with the Broncos if he was voicing his opinions of the offensive play calling by head coach Kyle Shanahan? Garoppolo said “I don’t know I don’t read lips” and “You say a lot of things in the heat of battle” and “Me and Kyle are cool.”

#4 Defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw missed two straight practices due to a knee injury he did play 42 of 74 snaps in Denver. How much will Kinlaw be missed out of the line up for Monday Night Football?

#5 Talk about Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matt Stafford who went 18-25 for 249 yards and threw no touchdowns or interceptions against the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. How do you see him throwing against the 49ers defense on Monday Night Football?

Charlie O filled in for Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcast heard Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Will Garoppolo run all day or have time to throw on Monday Night Football

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo looks for a receiver against the Denver Broncos in first half action at on Sun Sep 25, 2022 at Empower Field in Denver (AP News Photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 After that last game that saw 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo scrambling and looking for daylight and getting the second loss of the season in Denver the question the media was asking during 49ers practice in Santa Clara this week was is the 49ers season in danger?

#2 What are the differences between their win against the Seattle Seahawks and their loss to the Broncos.

#3 Garoppolo seemed like he just simply couldn’t move the offense and struggled to get inside the red zone he also missed a lot of his passes going 18-29 for 211 yards and one touchdown.

#4 The 49ers will try and get back in the win column on Monday Night Football a big stage against a big team at Levi Stadium the Los Angeles Rams who are coming off a huge win against Arizona Cardinals 20-12. The Rams have won two straight games. How do you see this match up on Monday Night?

David Zizmor filled in for Marko Ukalovic for complete podcast coverage of the 49ers Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: How Williams injury will impact the 49ers offensive line; Garoppolo hoping to have breakout game after Denver loss

San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams (71) gets assisted off the field by the 49ers medical staff in the first half during Sunday Night Football on Sep 25, 2022 and will be out from 4-6 weeks due to an high ankle injury. He will miss his first game on Monday Night Football Oct 3, 2022 against the Los Angeles Rams at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David, talk about the loss of offensive tackle Trent Williams who will be out from four to six weeks with a high ankle sprain.

#2 One thing that 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is trying to prevent is putting Williams on the injured reserve because NFL rules allow only eight players per season and are allowed to return after missing at least four weeks.

#3 After losing quarterback Trey Lance for the rest of the season and taking a 11-10 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was coming off stepping in for Lance and leading the 49ers to a win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sep 18th but things went sideways for Garoppolo and the 49ers in their game at home against the Denver Broncos on Sun 25th.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts Wednesdays at http://www.sportsadioservice.com

Giants get three run win 5-2 past Rockies to open 3 game series; Webb strikes out seven hitters

San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb delivers the first pitch of the game to Colorado Rockies in the top of the first inning at Oracle Field in San Francisco (AP News photo)

Colorado (65-89). 2. 8. 0

San Francisco (76-78). 5. 9. 0

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

By Lewis Rubman

SAN FRANCISCO–Baseball presents many interesting ethical questions. Take gambling, for instance. Pete Rose was banished from organized ball for betting on his own team to win but not for deliberately maiming Ray Fosse in an all star game, basically an exhibition game.

Yet today you can place a bet online in major league stadiums where state law permits it, and a team that bills itself as “Rooted in Oakland” is threatening, with MLB’s blessing, to pull up its roots and move to Las Vegas.

Teams aren’t supposed to cheat, but it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between sportsmanship and gamesmanship. No one was punished for the New York Giants’ sign stealing spree of August and September, but Houston’s 2019 malfeasance cost the entire coaching staff their jobs.

Catchers are praised for their ability to “frame” a pitch. Teams are supposed to do all that they can to win every game they play, but it’s perfectly legitimate to have an ace pitcher skip his turn so that he can be used against a more powerful opponent.

Baseball’s unwritten rules even mandate going easy on a moribund opponent. And then, there’s the draft. If a few teams with no playoff hopes face each other near the end of the season, why should they knock themselves out to win when all they would get from it is a lower draft choice?

This last question arises because Your San Francisco Giants (75-78 at game time) were facing the 65-88 Colorado Rockies tonight. The teams aren’t immediate rivals for the number one draft pick, but a win wouldn’t benefit either organization’s plans for its future personnel.

The game, a 5-2 win for San Francisco was a hard fought contest that went down to the wire without being affected in spite of the ambivalence of its results.

The Giants sent Logan Webb with his 14-9, 2.93 record to the mound, and the Rockies countered with Germán Márquez (8-12, 5.15). Both of them are right handers. When they finished their work for the evening, Logan was the winning pitcher, 2.90. Márquez was charged with the loss and ended up at 8-13,5.12

The Giants’ righty got off to a rocky start but settled down as the game advanced. He lasted only five innings but held the Rox to a single tally, which was earned, on five hits, three of them in the first inning. He walked one and threw 78 pitches, 27 of which were balls.

Colorado’s Márquez lasted five frames, in which he yielded three runs, all earned, on six hits, two for the distance, a walk, and a wild pitch. 57 of his 91 offerings counted as strikes.

The Rockies jumped ahead early, forcing Logan to throw 27 pitches to the six batters he faced in the first. They were able to convert singles by RyanMcMahon, CJ Cron, and Charlie Blackmon into a run.

The home team gave as good as it got, going ahead in the bottom of the frame. Joc Pederson slammed Márquez’s first offering 390 feet to dead center field for his 23rd homerun and 67th RBI of the year.

Thairo Estrada followed with a hard grounder to short that got past Ezequiel Tovar and could have been ruled an error, but it. went into the record as a double. Estrada advanced to third on Wilmer Flores’s foul fly to right (great catch by Michael Toglia) and scored on Mike Yastrsemski’s sac fly to medium deep center field.

JD Davis took Márques deep, 434 feet deep to be precise, over the Visa advertisement in right enter field to put SF up 3-1 with his 11 dinger of the season.It came on an 0-1 pitch that if it weren’t a hung slider when ite reached the plate, sure was one when Davis hung it out to dry.

The Giants still were leading 3-1 when Tyler Rogers came out of the bullpen to face the Blake Street Bombers in the top of the sixth. The high spin right handed submariner set them down in order and stuck around for the seventh, in which he allowed a single and nothing else.

Jake Bird took over for Márquez for the home seventh and wasn’t as successful as Rogers. The Rockies’ righty gave up a single to Joey Bart, followed by Pederson’s hard liner down the first base line that hit the bag and went into right field for a run-scoring triple. Pederson then came home on Estrada’s single to right.

Southpaw Scott Alexander pitched the top of the eighth for SF and retired the Rockies to a conga beat.

It was Gavin Hollowell on the mound for the Rox in the home eighth. All the Giants got off him was a base on balls to Crawford.

And then it was Camilo Doval, on the hump, hoping to seal the deal. Charlie Blackmon led off with a slow grounder to third. Jason Vosler made a fine backhanded catch of it behind the bag, but his throw ws nowhere near in time to nab Blackmon, who arrived at first, credlited, correctly, with a base hit.

Díaz got a four pitch free pass. Toglia grounded out two to first, moving both runners up a base, and a walk to Sean Bouchard loaded the bases, putting Ezequiel Tovar up as the potential tying run.

Doval whiffed him on a slider, Alan Trejo now in the game as second baseman and batting ninth, singled to left, which plated Blackmon and narrowed the gap between the teams to 5-2. The count went to 2-2 on McMahon before he went down swinging at a 102 mph cut fastball.

José Ureña (3-7, 5.34) will be on the mound for Colorado at 6:45 tomorrow evening. The Giants. haven’t yet announced who will be their starter.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders prepare for Russell Wilson and Broncos at Allegiant Sunday

Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson holds out a football after the Broncos defeated the San Francisco 49ers at Empower Field in Denver on Sun Sep 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony:

#1 Tony just how much were the Tennessee Titans (1-2) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill prepared for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday?

#2 Tannehill went 19-27 for 264 yards and one touchdown, one interception. Tannehill looked sharp over the Las Vegas defense.

#3 Second quarter Raiders defense couldn’t get to Tannehill or running back Derrick Henry who carried 20 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown.

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who started went 26-44 for 303 yards, two touchdowns, and threw for one interception but the Raiders fell short by a conversion 24-22.

#5 Next up for the Raiders they host the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium can the Raiders defense shutdown the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and company?

Tony Renteria does the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders Carr putting out all he has just coming up short: Vegas hoping to get first win Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) goes over strategy with head coach Josh McDaniels as back up quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) looks on at Nissan Stadium in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans Sun Sep 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich just how much were the Tennessee Titans (1-2) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill prepared for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday?

#2 Tannehill went 19-27 for 264 yards and one touchdown, one interception. Tannehill looked sharp over the Las Vegas defense.

#3 Second quarter Raiders defense couldn’t get to Tannehill or running back Derrick Henry who carried 20 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown.

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who started went 26-44 for 303 yards, two touchdowns, and threw for one interception but the Raiders fell short by a conversion 24-22.

#5 Next up for the Raiders they host the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium can the Raiders defense shutdown the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and company?

Rich Perez does the Raiders podcasts following all Raiders games home and away at http://www.sportsradioservice.com