Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Will Raiders need to play catch up against Steelers too?

The Las Vegas Raiders match up against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sun Sep 19th. Here Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to avoid traffic and looks down field for a receiver as Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Matt Milano (left) tries to break free from the grasps of Steelers Najee Harris (22) on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Orchard Park NY (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, the Raiders just got by in a wild overtime against the Baltimore Ravens talk about how important Carl Nassib’s strip sack on third and seven that forced a fumble by Ravens quarterback Lemar Jackson.

#2 Jackson during the post game presser said he should have had both hands on the football but it got loose from him and it eventually cost the Ravens the game.

#3 Three plays after the Jackson fumble the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went back to pass and threw a lob type pass to Zay Jones who made the catch and ran it into the end zone for what was the game winner.

#4 Head coach Jon Gruden said that the team is there for each other when they were down 14-0 to the Ravens it wasn’t pretty but when you win against a team like the Ravens that’s saying something.

#5 The Raiders take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field this Sunday at 10 AM the Steelers won their last game pretty convincingly against the Buffalo Bills 23-16 in Buffalo. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 18-32 for 188 yards and a touchdown how do you see the Raiders matching up with the Steelers this Sunday?

Join Tony each week for the Raiders podcasts Thursdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49er podcast with David Zizmor: Verett out for season ending ACL injury; Mostert out for season will need knee surgery

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) might have carried his last ball for the 49ers. Mostert is slated for knee surgery after chipping his knee cartilage on Sun Sep 12, 2021 at Ford Field in Detroit (USA Today photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, just wanted to start the program asking you about the torn ACL injury for cornerback Jason Verett in Detroit during the Niners season opener last Sunday Verett is out for the rest of the season. The 49ers called Richard Sherman and have been making calls and watching who would fit in best to replace Verett.

#2 The debate is growing about ripping out the green carpet which caught Verret’s leg and replace carpeted surfaces in the NFL with real grass.

#3 The injury to running back Raheem Mostert in another in a series of injuries related to the carpet at Ford Field as Mostert chipped his knee cartilage and will be out for the rest of the season and will need arthroscopic surgery.

#4 The 49ers last season led the NFL with 32 injured reserve transactions and are in the top 10 in the NFL for the last four seasons.

#5 Taking these and other unmentioned injuries under consideration how much does this change the dimensions of the game plan going into Philadelphia for next Sunday against an Eagles team that won their opening game last Sunday convincingly 32-6 against the Atlanta Falcons.

Join Dave for 49ers podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Raiders win in classic opening day style on Monday Night Football 33-27 in OT

Raiders win in classic opening day style 33-27 in OT

By Rich Perez

Sports Radio Service Raiders beat writer

LAS VEGAS-The Las Vegas Raiders (1-0) beat the Baltimore Ravens (0-1) 33-27 in a game at a sold out Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Nevada where 61,756 fans attended on Monday Night Football’s prime time show.

The game marks the first win with fans in the arena and The Raiders put on a tremendous second half come back to beat the Ravens in overtime. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw 34 for 56 for 435 yards, two touchdowns and and an interception.

Carr threw a 31 yard pass to wide receiver Zay Jones for the game winning touchdown in overtime. The Raiders had to tie the game three times to keep up with the Ravens in the fourth quarter. Carr’s second touchdown pass was set up after Carl Nassib strip sacked Ravens quarterback Lemar Jackson at the 27.

The Raiders had got into trouble when Carr had thrown an interception at the one yard line on the first play on offense in overtime and also were called for delay of game just before they were supposed to kick a field goal. The Raiders with the offense back out on the field Carr under center threw the game winning touchdown pass to Jones for the game winning touchdown.

Carr had a great game he was steady and consistent, he had one interception that bounced off of Willie Snead’s hands to end the game or what would’ve ended the game, got deflected off a Ravens helmet and that was the pick at the goal line late in the game.

The defense held on against a quick Jackson and nullified his attempt at most runs. Max Crosby had a tremendous game and was all over Lamar Jackson all night. Jackson offensively threw 19-30 for 235 yards and one touchdown. The Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson tied the game with a 37 yard field goal with 37 second left in the ball game to keep the Raiders alive before the game winning touchdown pass to Jones.

It was Carr throwing to a clearly open wide receiver Jones who took it in giving the Raiders the win in a hard fought overtime game. “It was really special, I’m really happy that we got the win on the day that kind of made a little bit of history, which is like really nice to do.” said Nassib during the post game press conference.

*Next up a trip to Pittsburgh 10:00 AM PDT at Heinz Field on Sun Sep 19th.

49ers dominate early, hold off Lions late with 41-33

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo throws against the Detroit Lions defense in the second half of action at Ford Field in Detroit during week 1 Sun Sep 12, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

DETROIT, MI — The 49ers scored 17 unanswered points in two minutes in the second quarter, highlighted by a Dre Greenlaw interception return for a touchdown, but narrowly escaped with a 41-33 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

San Francisco (1-0) carried a 38-10 lead early in the fourth quarter and allowed the Lions to to score 23 straight points in a span of three minutes to pull within eight points. But with 12 seconds remaining in the game, the Lions turned the ball on downs at the San Francisco 24-yard line to thwart Detroit’s late rally.

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shook off a fumble on the first snap of the game, finished the game 17 of 25 for 314 yards. Garoppolo hooked up with wide receiver Deebo Samuel on a 78-yard touchdown pass after second-year cornerback Jeff Okudah stumbled in coverage.

“We got into a pretty good groove and we were rolling pretty good, but you want to finish better than that,” Garoppolo said. “There was a relaxation on the sideline.

“At the end of the day, it’s a win and we’re happy with that.”

The scoring play gave the 49ers a 28-point lead midway through the third quarter, which they would need.

Samuel had nine catches for a career-high 189 yards, but had a key fumble late in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions hope with a little over a minute left.

Rookie running back Elijah Mitchell, who stepped in for the injured Raheem Mostert (knee), snapped a 7-7 tie with a 38-yard touchdown run early in the second quarter that put the 49ers up 14-7. Mitchell finished with 104 yards rushing.

Tight end George Kittle had four catches for 78 yards.

San Francisco took an early 7-0 lead after rookie quarterback Trey Lance connected with wide receiver Trent Sherfield on a 5-yard score following a play-action pass in the first quarter.

Defensively, San Francisco must tighten up their run defense. The Lions ran through multiple running lanes in the game and racked up a 116 yards on the ground. Defensive end Nick Bosa, who returned to action for the first time since tearing his ACL early last season, had four tackles and a drive-ending sack in the fourth quarter.

Middle linebacker Fred Warner led the team with 11 tackles (8 solo, 3 assisted). San Francisco forced three turnovers off the rebuilding Lions.

In his debut with his new team, quarterback Jared Goff finished 38 of 57 for 338 yards with three touchdowns and an interception. Tight end T.J. Hockenson had a career-high eight catches for 97 yards and a touchdown.

It was third time straight time that Hockenson scored a touchdown in the season-opening game.

Detroit (0-1) recorded 430 yards in total offense, with the majority coming when the 49ers were up comfortably in the second half.

San Francisco held a 31-10 lead at halftime, their highest total after two quarters since 2008.

“We dug ourselves into a really big ditch early against a very good team,” Lions head coach Dan Campbell said. “We were better in the second half, but that wasn’t good enough.”

On the injury front, the 49ers are holding their breath on the status of starting cornerback Jason Verrett who left the game late in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. According to head coach Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers believe that Verrett tore his ACL.

Next up for the 49ers: a trip to Philadelphia where they will take on the Eagles in Week 2. Second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts was 27 of 35 for 264 yards and three touchdowns for the Eagles in a 32-6 throttling of the Atlanta Falcons on the road.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Critics say that Lance not ready for prime time

Former NFL quarterbacks and TV analysts are saying Trey Lance (5) needs more time before becoming a starting quarterback as Jimmy Garoppolo (10) is expected to start this season for the San Francisco 49ers (file photo mercurynews.com)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, just going through some former NFL quarterback and TV analyst analysis regarding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance and should he be getting time or as much time under center as starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo first we ask you is it too soon and too fast to put Lance in there right now?

#2 Former quarterback and NBC analyst Chris Collinsworth said that Lance is turnover worthy and that his number of interceptions are down in pre season because defenders dropped the balls.

#3 Former New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said that Lance is a ways off from getting the starter job and will need to continue to learn from Garoppolo.

#4 Garoppolo who gets the start this morning against the Detroit Lions is looking forward to the opener. Garoppolo who had injuries in the past season is looking for a healthy 2021 with the hope that the line could give him some time to throw the ball.

#5 Joe, the Detroit Lions will be looking to starting quarterback Jerod Goff to help light a fire for this team. The Lions had a rough season last year going 5-11. Matt Stafford quarterbacked most of their games and this year they’ll be expecting a lot from Goff who takes the reigns in Detroit.

Join Joe Hawkes Sundays for the 49ers podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders/Monday Night Football podcast with Rich Perez: Quarterback controversy Raiders Carr and Ravens Jackson not elite

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr meets with the media at the Raiders Henderson Nevada facility on Wed Aug 25, 2021 (photo from the Las Vegas Review Journal)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich the buzz still is warm from last week’s First Take program when ESPN’s Keyshawn Johnson said that he doesn’t care what anybody thinks and that he likes Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and that Carr is an elite quarterback. Rich in your opinion how far has Carr got to go from being considered an elite quarterback.

#2 Of the elite quarterback class that was listed in the conversation Aaron Rogers, Pat Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Tom Brady no one would be too shocked if you mention them for Hall of Fame caliber talent.

#3 Rich, talk about the benefit the Raiders got not using Carr in any of the pre season games and head coach Jon Gruden staying on the side of caution to prevent injuries to Carr and back up Marcus Mariota.

#4 Will defense be in question for the Raiders this season. The Raiders allowed a lot of scoring and Carr got sacked quite a bit towards the end of last season.

#5 First game of the season the Raiders host the Baltimore Ravens at Allegiant Stadium and once again First Take and ESPN’s Stephen Jackson chimed in on Ravens quarterback LeMar Jackson regarding being an elite quarterback to which Stephen A said “Not Elite!” and he also added, “Until you can throw that football accurately under duress period” he won’t be in the elite class.

Join Rich Perez for the Raiders podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: No secret Garoppolo and Lance will be rotating under center Sunday

Love the duds. San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo in checkered sweater (left) and Trey Lance in checkered sweater (right) are the 49ers Brothers and will be sharing duties under center at Ford Field in Detroit on opening day Sun Sep 12, 2021 (image from Clutch Points)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance participated in only three practices this week before the team flew off to Detroit. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Lance was doing good and that his limitations didn’t have anything to do with his index finger fracture.

#2 As opposed to the week right after injuring the finger where Lance was doing drop back drills without a football in hand he got to throw in practice on Wednesday. Lance has not spoken to the media since he fractured his hand against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sun Aug 29th.

#3 You can only imagine how the Lions are trying to figure out how the 49ers plan to use him on Sunday’s opener. Platooning quarterbacks no doubt will be confusing for Detroit especially since there is not much film on how they will run plays that will be available.

#4 Lance has been limited on play as he played just one game with North Dakota last season after all games were moved up to the spring league and played 16 games in 2019.

#5 In the final pre season game on Aug 29th starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Lance rotated with Garoppolo taking 14 snaps and Lance was in for ten plays. Shanahan plans to rotate them in the opener on Sunday and everyone is curious to see how that will look like.

Join Jeremiah for the 49ers podcasts each Saturday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders ready for some prime time host Ravens on Monday Night Football

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (8) gets some support during practice drills back on Tue Jun 15, 2021. Carr is all set to start against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football for the Sep 13th opener (AP file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, from what you seen in practice and pre season how ready are the Raiders as they open their season against the Baltimore Ravens in week 1 on Monday Night Football.

#2 ESPN football analyst Keyshawn Johnson said that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is in the elite quarterback list to which Johnson received a lot of backlash for. Johnson was challenged that if there were a poll between Carr and the Rams Matt Stafford, Stafford would win by a landslide to which Johnson said he’s not paying any attention to a poll but what Carr has done on the field and that’s why he’s convinced Carr is an elite quarterback.

#3 During Wednesday’s presser head coach Jon Gruden didn’t comment about acquiring linebacker KJ Wright from the Seattle Seahawks but he did say a lot of good things about the linebackers they have. The Raiders released Tanner Muse who was a 2020 draft pick. Rich, just to get your thoughts on the Raiders getting Wright and releasing Muse.

#4 Rich, the Raiders signed running back Peyton Barber this week Barber played with the Washington Football Team and last season and had 270 yards, four touchdowns, and has started 30 games career. How much of a plus will Barber add at running back.

#5 Rich, talk about how ready is Ravens starting quarterback LeMar Jackson for this opener he had his vaccine issues and he’s under center against the Raiders will he need time to throw or will he rush more on Monday Night Football?

Rich Perez filled in for Tony Renteria for the Raiders podcast heard each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Lance still wearing a splint and not throwing with opening day coming on Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is seen here on the sidelines during the last exhibition game on Sun Aug 29, 2021 against the Las Vegas Raiders (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 On Monday during practice the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance had a splint on his right index finger and just some six days before the week 1 opener at Ford Field in Detroit this Sun Sep 12th Lance still can’t practice and throw a football.

#2 Lance did some drop back drills but did not throw a football. Last week he did drop back drills without a football but on Monday he did drop back holding a football but not throwing it.

#3 The 49ers will be starting Jimmy Garoppolo as Garoppolo and Lance are the only quarterbacks on the roster so with Lance’s fractured finger injury the Niners have promoted quarterback Nate Sudfeld from the practice squad roster.

Join David Zizmor does the San Francisco 49ers podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Moore to battle for wide receiver job; Carr excited about receivers for regular season

Former Seattle Seahawk wide receiver David Moore (83) who signed with the Las Vegas Raiders this week is looking for a starting job with the Raiders (MSN photo file)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 The Raiders signed wide receiver David Moore to a one year deal this week. Moore was a former receiver at the Seattle Seahawks. Moore signed a two year deal with the Carolina Panthers but released him this week. The Raiders were surprised that Moore didn’t get another offer from the Seahawks who was a fan favorite in Seattle but were glad to pick him up this week.

#2 The Seahawks who have only four receivers and could have used Moore’s services but the Raiders were glad to sign him. Moore previous to his signing with Carolina signed to be on the Raiders practice squad and Moore couldn’t get on an active NFL roster.

#3 Moore 26, for right now will try and win a job against some of the Raiders younger receivers it’ll be competitive but he has one advantage and that’s experience.

#4 Raider quarterback Derek Carr said he’s excited about the various wide receiver options as he’s looking to make plays with younger receiver Bryan Edwards and Zay Jones.

#5 Carr is also looking forward to throwing to dependable Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow. Ruggs is noted for his speed and he can out run opposing defenders and Renfrow is noted to be the go to guy on third down plays and is said to be as tough as nails.

Join Rich for the Raiders podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com