San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: 49ers look for their second straight win in New England Sunday

Former New England Patriot quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) greets former Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) following their game Aug 26, 2016 (AP News photo)

On the SF 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 This is the first time in 19 years (2001) that the New England Patriots have had a 2-3 start. They are not at that elite status they once were after quarterback Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay.

#2 The Patriots who host the 49ers this Sunday in Foxborough were without quarterback Cam Newton who returned last Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Newton said his game isn’t where it should be and threw for 157 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

#3 The 49ers who most likely will not play this Sunday in New England cornerback Richard Sherman (calf) and pass rusher Dee Ford (back) both have missed their last five games.

#4 On Tuesday California Health and Human Services Department gave the orange tier light to Bay Area counties to let fans back in. Santa Clara County said the idea is “unconscionable” and so the 49ers will continue to play 2020 in front of an empty stadium.

#5 49ers are New England Sunday as San Francisco is vying for their fourth win. 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a great outing against the Rams last Sunday how do you see him faring against the Patriots.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Former Raider Antonio Brown joins Bucs; Was Raiders Trent Brown spreader after not wearing tracking device?

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown (24) will rejoin former Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) Brown is signed for the year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will start playing week 9 after Brown finishes out his suspension. (AP file photo)

On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich former Raider Antonio Brown at one time was a guest in former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s home when he joined the Patriots. Brown was suspended by the NFL until week 9 of this season and on Friday signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the Raiders next opponent. Brown won’t be eligible to play this Sunday as he is still serving his suspension but will be back Sun Nov 8th to join the Bucs.

#2 Rich, the Raiders had a bye week last Sunday after coming off a week 5 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs the following week. Things were looking up but on Thursday five players have tested positive for the Raiders going into Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers each of these players were tested each day since Thursday.

#3 Jonathan Abrams, Kolton Miller, Denzelle Good, Rodney Hudson and Gabe Jackson are the five Raiders who need to be found negative before being allowed to play on Sunday how crucial are these players in this game against Tampa Bay?

#4 Rich the game between the Raiders and Bucs was scheduled to be the Sunday Night Football prime time game but had to be moved for the afternoon in the event the game was postponed the Seattle-Arizona game has been moved into the Sunday Night Football prime time spot.

#5 Rich, the NFL and the Players Association have investigated how these players might have contracted the virus Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown was said not to have been wearing his tracker consistently which helps keep track of close contacts.

#6 So the big day has come where the Raiders will host Tom Brady and the Buccaneers this is an anticipated meeting and the Raiders who are coming off a close loss to the Buffalo Bills and a big win over the Kansas City Chiefs and had a bye week how ready are the Raiders to take on Brady and the Bucs this Sunday.

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San Francisco 49ers preview: 49ers hope to get over .500 Sunday; Newton to start for Pats

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) will start against the San Francisco 49ers Sunday Oct 25th. Newton had quarantined after testing positive for Coronavirus. (AP News photo)

By Jeremiah Salmonson

SANTA CLARA–The San Francisco 49ers are coming off their third win of the season. Last week, in Santa Clara, the 49ers were able to take care of the formidable Los Angeles Rams by a final of 24-16.

This week, they turn their attention to the 2-3 New England Patriots. This matchup will feature two teams battling to keep playoff aspirations alive.

For the Patriots, it has been an underwhelming first year without Tom Brady. Not to mention they don’t have much in terms of weapons on the offensive side of the ball.

Bill Belichick will look to stifle the 49ers offense with a solid defensive effort. Cam Newton will start for the Patriots. It should also be noted he is undefeated against the 49ers in the regular season.

For the 49ers they will look to build off the momentum they have from last week. The 49ers remain without star running back Raheem Mostert. That will most likely have them rely more heavily on George Kittle and deception from Kyle Shanahan.

The coaching matchup couldn’t be any more fun. It is offensive minded Kyle Shanahan who can make some of the best defenses look silly versus defensive minded Bill Belichick who tends to pick you apart defensively. That in and of itself will be must watch.

The game kicks off at 1:25 PST in Foxborough on CBS

Jeremiah Salmonson covers 49ers football catch his podcast tonight at

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Mostert out for three weeks; Sherman and Ford out until week 11

The San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (left) will not be expected back before the 49ers bye on week 11 also Dee Ford is also not expected back before the bye either (photo from

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1  Joe losing Raheem Mostert to a high ankle strain for three weeks is a big loss in the team’s ground game.

#2 Mostert ran for 65 yards didn’t score a touchdown against the Rams last Sunday but has been key in getting the offense yardage and setting up the score.

#3 The season gets tougher for the 49ers and without Mostert they’ll face the Patriots this Sunday, followed by Seattle, Green Bay and New Orleans.

#4 Joe talk about the defense and how much the 49ers will be missing Richard Sherman and Dee Ford who are not expected back until at least week 11.

# 5 How important of a game is this for 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo after winning last week against LA and now facing his old teammates the New England Patriots and his old coach Bill Belichick?

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Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders coming off bye week all set for Tampa Bay; 49ers Garoppolo and Pats Belichick reunion

The Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alex Ingold (left) trying to make the catch against cornerback Rashad Fenton (right) in the second half of Sun Oct 11th’s game during week 5 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City (AP News photo)

On Headlines podcast with Tony R:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) are coming off a bye and a week before a huge win against the Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) 40-32 in Kansas City a game people are still talking about going into week 7 for the Raiders.

#2 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr it was a career afternoon executing 347 yards and throwing for three touchdowns against one of the best defensive pass rushes in the NFL the Chiefs.

#3 Tony after the San Francisco 49ers (3-3) got clobbered by the Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Levis Stadium in week 5 by final a of 43-17 things were looking doubtful but in week 6 against the LA Rams (4-2) the Niners made a huge turn around with a commanding 24-16 win what was the difference in the two games?

#4 For 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a great afternoon keeping the 49ers in with 268 yards and three touchdowns and kept out of turnover trouble with no interceptions.

#5 Tony talk about the NFC East a lot of people say the division just simply shouldn’t be in the NFL. At one time one of the elite divisions in the league now it’s hard to believe the Cowboys who are 2-4 and have a dysfunctional locker room sit at the top of the NFC East with the Eagles (1-4-1), Giants (1-5) and Washington team (1-5) all struggling to win a second game.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Belichick and Garoppolo reunion this Sunday

Former New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will be reunited in New England this Sunday three years after Garoppolo left New England for San Francisco (file photo from

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David:

#1 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo who started his career with the New England Patriots will be facing his old coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots. This is the third anniversary since Garoppolo left the Patriots and he will be reunited with his old teammates when the 49ers play in New England this Sunday.

#2 Garoppolo made a number of short quick throws against the Los Angeles Rams last week do you see him making those same kind of passes to work his way against the Patriots this week?

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Headline Sports podcast with London Marq: With Prescott out Cowboys moral is falling fast; Titans got Covid-19 from off site workout; plus more

Things have gotten worse for the Dallas Cowboys since quarterback Dak Prescott has left for the season. For example here Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) loses the football on a carry as the Arizona Cardinals safety Bubba Baker grabs hold it was Elliott’s second fumble in last Sun Oct 18th’s game in Arlington (AP News photo)

Headline Sports podcast with London:

#1 London even without the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott in the line up he still holds up in week 6 as the NFL’s leading passing yards quarterback at 1,856 just ahead of the Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan at 1,843.

#2 Jane Slater from the NFL Network reported that moral is falling fast in the Cowboys locker room tweeting that discontent is leaking out, the coaching staff is unprepared, the can’t adjust on the fly, and their not good at their jobs. Since Prescott’s season ending injury are guys starting to mail it in in Dallas?

#3 A off site workout facility has been mentioned as the source for the Tennessee Titans outbreak and that the team faces fines but will not be penalized from getting draft picks forfeitures. No players reportedly will face punishments or fines.

#4 Turning to MLS Soccer: The San Jose Earthquakes who have won three of their last five games and have lost only one game in their last five played one of the best MLS teams the Seattle Sounders last Sunday to a 0-0 draw at Earthquakes Stadium. Sounds like the Earthquakes have their confidence back.

#5 The Quakes Carlos Fierro putting much summarized what the Quakes need to do to get to post season saying that the team is fighting day after day, game after game, that the Quakes know what they want and are getting closer to it.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: How concerned should the Raiders be about Brady and the Bucs?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will be calling the counts against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday Night Football Oct 25th at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (file photo from the Battle Creek Enquirer)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara the Raiders’ (2-3) biggest win of the season and biggest feather in their cap is their win in Kansas City against the Chiefs (4-1) Sun Oct 11th in what quarterback Derek Carr says was one of the Raiders greatest yet toughest achievements so far.

#2 You have to be asking yourself how the Raiders could keep a quarterback like the Chiefs Patrick Mahomes in check after all the things he’s done this season and last season.

#3 Carr’s line against the Chiefs 347 yards and three touchdowns was this a game where he had time to throw and had good protection or he was able to get rid of the ball faster than the Chiefs pass rush or both?

#4 The Raiders ground game was effective two touchdown carries from Josh Jacobs for 77 total yards

#5 The Raiders now host Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs handled the Green Bay Packers on Sunday rather handedly 38-10. Bucs quarterback Tom Brady threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Taking that into account what worries and concerns will the Raiders take into Sunday night’s game regarding Brady?

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49ers hold off Rams, 24-16, behind Jimmy Garoppolo’s 3 TDs; strong defense

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) gets the football away as he’s being rushed by the Los Angeles Rams defensive end Aaron Donald (99) and nose tackle Sebastian Joseph-Day (69) in the first half of Sun Oct 18, 2020 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif — In a game that many viewed was a must-win to salvage their season, the San Francisco 49ers was able to outlast the visiting Los Angeles Rams, 24-16, on NBC’s Sunday Night Football behind three TDs from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in the first half and a strong effort from the defense.

It’s the first win for the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium this season, after dropping their first three home games to the Arizona Cardinals, Philadelphia Eagles and the Miami Dolphins.

The 49ers (3-3) jumped on the Rams early, scoring touchdowns on three of their first four possessions. On San Francisco’s first possession, Garoppolo engineered a 6-play, 76-yard drive that was capped off by a 6-yard pass to wide receiver Deebo Samuel for the TD to put the 49ers up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Garoppolo was 4-for-4 for 69 yards on the opening drive.

After the 49ers’ defense forced the Rams to punt on their opening possession of the game, San Francisco took a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on Garopplo’s second TD of the game. Garoppolo would find tight end George Kittle for a a 44-yard score after the 49ers faced a 4th and 2 from the Rams 44-yard line.

Kittle’s score punctuated a 10-play, 87-yard drive in 6:08 for the 49ers, who emphasized getting the football out of Garoppolo’s hands quickly and relied heavily on the running game which took a hit when running back Raheem Mostert left the game early in the third quarter with an ankle injury.

Mostert was off to a good start, carrying the ball 17 times for 65 yards before his exit.

Kittle led all receivers with seven catches for 109 yards and the TD, while Samuel finished six catches for 66 yards and a score.

After quarterback Jared Goff found wide receiver Robert Woods in the middle of the end zone on a 10-yard TD to get the Rams on the scoreboard and cut San Francisco’s lead to 14-6, following a missed extra point, the 49ers would put together another scoring drive shortly before halftime.

Garoppolo engineered a 13-play, 75-yard drive that chewed up 7:16 and found rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk for a 2-yard score that gave the 49ers a commanding 21-6 lead.

Garoppolo was 17 of 21 for 215 yards and 3 TDs in the first half. Offensively, the 49ers had their way with the Rams, racking up 18 first downs and 291 yards of total offense in the first 30 minutes of the game.

Garoppolo, who was benched after the first half in last week’s 43-17 embarrassing loss to the Miami Dolphins at home in which he completed just 7 of 17 passing for 77 yards, two interceptions and a career-low 15.7 passer rating; bounced back this week with a better showing by completing 23 of 33 passes for 268 yards, 3 TDs and a 124.3 passer rating.

Oh yeah, he improves to 4-0 against the Rams all-time.

Coming into the game, the talk leading up to the showdown against the Rams was if Garoppolo could show that he’s still the right quarterback for the 49ers long term and could San Francisco’s much maligned offensive line withstand the dominating force that is perennial Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald.

San Francisco’s offensive line, which has been a target of criticism the last two weeks as they surrendered 23 quarterback hits and 10 sacks in the last two games, kept Donald off Garoppolo the entire night.

For the game, Donald registered just one solo tackle and one quarterback pressure after recording four of the Rams’ eight sacks against the Washington Football Team last week in Los Angeles’ 30-10 win on the road.

In the second half, the Rams (4-2) converted their first possession into a 42-yard field goal by kicker Samuel Sloman to cut the 49ers’ lead to 21-9.

Following back-to-back 3-and-outs by the 49ers, Goff drove the Rams down to the 49ers’ 2-yard line and looked like Los Angeles would finish off the drive with a TD but Goff’s pass intended for wide receiver Josh Reynolds was intercepted in the end zone by cornerback Jason Verrett.

Verrett thwarted a golden scoring opportunity for Goff and the Rams that could’ve changed the tenor of the game.

Goff finished 19 of 38 for 198 yards, 2 TDs and one interception as 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh mixed up coverages that didn’t allow Goff and the Rams’ offense to get comfortable on Sunday night.

The 49ers added a 49-yard field goal by Robbie Gould to push their lead up to 24-9 in the fourth quarter, but the Rams wouldn’t go down quietly.

On the Rams’ next drive, Goff hooked up with Reynolds for a 40-yard TD over cornerback Emmaunel Moseley. Moseley was called for a defensive pass interference call, but the Rams declined the penalty making the score 24-16.

San Francisco’s defense held the Rams to 4 of 12 on third downs and 311 yards of total offense. Much of those yards came on the Rams’ final drive of the game. Moseley, along with linebackers Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw paced the defense with seven tackles each.

The schedule gets more daunting for San Francisco with games against the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, and Rams again in the next five weeks.

For at least one night, the 49ers have quieted the skeptics with an impressive win over their divisional rivals from Southern California.


San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: McClinchey says watch the whole game before making a judgement of the O-line; plus more

San Francisco 49ers tackle Mike McGlinchey (69) waits on the sideline during their against the Miami Dolphins last Sun Oct 11, 2020 at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara (photo from San Francisco Chronicle)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 The 49ers tackle Mike McGlinchey said that he’s pretty confident that’s he put together a pretty good season. The line that McGlinchey has played on had the fourth most sacks (18) in the NFL.

#2 McGlinchey said that he heard his share of criticisms and said that he doesn’t like the armchair quarterbacks who watch 30 seconds of a clip and makes a determination of how the offensive line should play but rather says you must watch the entire game to learn from the whole picture.

#3 In practice this week it looks as if 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will get the green light to start this coming Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams. Garoppolo who had suffered from a high ankle injury is feeling good again and has participated in practice this week.

#4 Head coach Kyle Shanahan said that you never know with a high ankle sprain how Garoppolo will do but said that Garoppolo had a pretty good week in practice.

#5 The 49ers will be taking on a very tough Rams team from both ends of the football. They will face Rams quarterback Jarod Goff this Sunday night talk about how you see the 49ers defense going after Goff and how they match up?

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