The picture is worth a thousand words as Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Sam Hubbard (94) goes to recover a fumble by Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) who is laid out which pretty much summed up the Raiders afternoon on Sun Nov 21, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
By Rich Perez
Las Vegas Raiders beat writer
The Las Vegas Raiders (5-5) dropped their third straight game on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to the Cincinnati Bengals (6-4) 32-13. For the Bengals they snapped their two game loss streak. Bengals running back Joe Mixon rushed for 132 yards and carried for two touchdowns to contribute to the Bengals offense.
The Bengals who had a bye last week came out well rested and had quite a fourth quarter scoring 19 points to pretty much put the game out of reach. The win also puts the Bengals right back in playoff contention in the AFC North.
The game was so out of hand for the Raiders that Bengals kicker Evan McPherson didn’t feel any pressure kicking field goals becoming the 13th kicker in NFL history to kick three field goals over 50 yards in a game. The Bengals defense did their job holding the Raiders to under 300 yards at 278 yards of offense the second time Cincinnati has done it against an opponent this season.
On offense for the Raiders the 278 yards of offense was their third lowest total for 2021. It was another rough afternoon for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr with 19 completions out of 27 attempts for 215 yards, one touchdown and an interception. The Raiders first half on offense was atrocious they scored a field goal only in each of the first and second quarters and got shutout in the third quarter giving them virtually no chance at all to catch the Bengals.
The Raiders had six chances to get a first down and couldn’t making it 14 straight non first down conversions over two games (see last week against Kansas City Chiefs). The Raiders after their former head coach Jon Gruden resigned back on Oct 10th after losing to the Chicago Bears 20-9 won two straight games against the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles.
lt was Nov 2 when former running back Henry Ruggs III was DUI and killed Tina Tinton of Las Vegas and was put under house arrest and soon released by the Raiders. Then on Nov 5th Raider cornerback Damon Arnette video recorded himself holding an automatic rifle with a scope threatening a fan on social media after posting the video on social media the Raiders general manager Mark Mayock announced Arnette had been released. Since that week the Raiders have been a struggling team.
The Raiders hope to turn things around this Thursday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Thanksgiving Day against the Dallas Cowboys (7-3). The Cowboys have won four out of their last six games but lost their last game Sunday to the Kansas City Chiefs (7-4) 19-9. A 1:30 pm PST kick off for the Raiders and Cowboys this Thu Nov 25th.
San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert is expected back in the line up against the Dallas Cowboys on Sat Dec 19, 2020 in Irving TX (AP News photo)
On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 49ers running back Raheem Mostert could be available for Sunday morning’s game in Arlington against the Dallas Cowboys. Mostert underwent an MRI on his ankle. Mostert has been practicing just on a limited basis.
#2 Mostert has missed four games while appearing in three. Mostert has the high ankle sprain forcing him to miss those four games.
#3 After playing against Washington last Sunday Mostert was in pain than usual but 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said he should be ready for Sunday’s game.
#4 Center Daniel Brunskill practiced on limited basis with a sprained shoulder, Brunskill’s back Hroniss Grasu has a knee injury and can’t play, also on injured reserve right guards Tom Compton (concussion) and Colton McKivitz on the reserve/Covid 19 list. Tony Bergstrom is expected to be in the line up on Sunday.
#5 The 49ers will be starting quarterback Nick Mullens who had all sorts of issues against Team Washington last Sunday. Shanahan said Mullens will be under center but if the turnovers continue back up quarterback CJ Beathard would be ready.
Join Jeremiah for the 49ers podcasts Saturday nights at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) throws against the Washington Football Team last Sun Dec 13, 2020 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale (photo from Houston Chronicle)
By Jeremiah Salmonson
The San Francisco 49ers are coming off a week of mixed feelings. They took on Washington quarterback and former 49ers quarterback Alex Smith as he made his return to the bay after an injury. In the game itself, the 49ers didn’t show up the way they would like. They lost the game 23-15.
The Cowboys are also having an underwhelming season. It was a predictable loss Dec 8th to the Ravens. They fell 34-17. The Cowboys did get a huge victory last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals 30-7. So, both the 49ers and the Cowboys are looking to get back on track on Sunday.
49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo could be nearing a return to action. Coach Kyle Shanahan said on Monday that Jimmy is at least a week away from returning to action. So, the quarterback for Sunday’s matchup will most likely be Nick Mullins.
George Kittle, a key piece to the 49er’s offense, also remains out due to injury.
The Cowboys are also dealing with some injuries of their own. Notably, Guard Zack Martin is dealing with a calf injury and could be gone the rest of the season. Ezekiel Elliot is also a little banged up but expected to play.
The game is set for 10 AM PST, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on CBS. The 49ers are unable to play in Santa Clara County due to COVID restrictions.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Andy Dalton’s (14) body language says it all another rough day on the field this time against the visiting Baltimore Ravens in a rough loss in Dallas on NFL Tuesday Night Football Dec 8, 2020 (AP News photo)
On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:
#1 The NFL moved both the Dallas Cowboys (3-9) and San Francisco 49ers (5-7) prime time game on Sun Dec 20th from 5:20pm on NBC. Sunday Night Football to 10 AM on CBS because both teams lost last Sunday hurting their playoff chances.
#2 The 49ers linebacker Fred Warner said he was disappointed with the change and was looking forward to playing the Cowboys in prime time but said “It is what it is”
#3 The December 20th game also would not have feature 49ers starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo or the Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott both who are injured.
#4 Team Washington (5-7) starting quarterback Alex Smith for this Sunday Dec 13th’s game in Arizona. Smith a former quarterback for the 49ers at 36 years old has reinvented himself.
#5 Washington has won four straight including their last game against the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-1) 23-17 last Sunday which ended the Steelers 11 game undefeated win streak.
Join Jeremiah for the 49ers podcasts each Saturday night at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
The New York Jets defense was full of surprises last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills holding Buffalo to only 18 points despite losing 18-10 (photo from syracuse.com)
On Headline Sports with Jessica:
#1 The New York Jets (0-7) are the laughing stock of the City of New York but yet the Jets head coach Adam Gase says he has a game plan each week. Last Sunday might have been their best game although they lost 18-10 to the Buffalo Bills (5-2) in terms of playing a good defensive game.
#2 The Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) were coming into last Sunday’s game with lots of confidence they were coming off a close seven point loss to the Buffalo on Oct 8th, then the following week Oct 11th they dominated the Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) in KC, had a restful bye week on Sun 18 but got raked at home by the Tampa Bay Bucs (5-2) 45-20 behind Bucs quarterback Tom Brady’s four touchdown afternoon.
#3 The San Francisco 49ers (4-3) who lost two tough games against two teams who were struggling the Miami Dolphins (3-3) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) but came but strong against the Rams (5-2) and Patriots (2-4) for two straight wins. The 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks (5-1) looking at the NFC West that’s a real tough division to win games in as the 49ers head to Seattle this Sunday.
#4 The other day Dallas Cowboys (2-5) owner Jerry Jones was on live radio at 105.5 The Fan and told the host to “shut up a moment and let me answer” after he felt he was being interrupted by the host. How much of that is frustration out of losing quarterback Dak Prescott for the season and having lost to Washington 25-3 last Sunday?
#5 The Houston Texans (5-1) announced on Wednesday that they have closed their training facility due to a positive Covid-19 test from second-year offensive guard Max Scharping . The Texans said that the facility will remain closed for deep cleaning and they will take advantage of the bye week on Nov 1st and test players and get the facility ready for their next game Nov 8th against the Jaguars (1-6) in Jacksonville.
Jessica Kwong does Headline Sports every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
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.
Join Tony for Headline Sports every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
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.
Join London each Wednesday for Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Buffalo Bills free safety Jordan Poyer, left, and cornerback Josh Norman, right, guard Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Las Vegas. Poyer was called for pass interference on the play. (AP Photo/David Becker)
On Headline Sports with Tony R:
#1 Tony talk about the Tennessee Titans less than half of their team has Coronavirus and it looks risky to play their next scheduled game against the Buffalo Bills next Sunday.
#2 The Las Vegas Raiders were chasing the Bills last Sunday at Allegiant Stadium all for not. The Raiders shut the Bills out in the third quarter but the Bills got 13 points in the fourth quarter and a seven point win last Sunday.
#3 Tony the way you saw the Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on offense last week against the Bills he was trying to get some ground game going in the second half.
#4 Also the Dallas Cowboys have released defensive back Brandon Carr a 13 year vet. The Cowboys were looking for Carr to provide some depth to their secondary.
#5 The San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens struggled last Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles in a 25-20 loss. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan hasn’t decided whether to go with Mullens or back up CJ Beathard.
Join Tony Renteria every other Thursday for Headline Sports podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
usatoday.com file photo: Tom Brady might have played his last game in New England however Robert Kraft team owner is knocking at Brady’s door
On the podcast with Amaury:
#1 The New England Patriots have lots of questions in their off season about Tom Brady’s future where does head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots go from here?
#2 The San Francisco 49ers are hosting the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings are coming off a huge win New Orleans one thing for sure the 49ers can’t be too over confident going into this game.
#3 Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones is not one to keep coaches long although his last one Jason Garrett survived nine seasons and finished this season at 8-8 as the Cowboys failed to make post season. Garrett will be replaced by former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy.
#4 It was mentioned that congress might take away baseball’s exemption status if MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred goes ahead and reduces 42 minor league teams. Will this give Manfred something to think about before pulling the trigger on the 42 minor league teams.
#5 He’s called the Cuban Ohtani- Oscar Luis Colas who defected from Cuba is headed for The Show. Colas is a left handed pitcher, an outfielder and a first baseman.
Amaury Pi Gonzalez is the radio play by play talent for the Oakland A’s and can be heard on KIQI 1010 San Francisco and does News and Commentary at http://www.sportsradioservice.com
Photo credit: sports.yahoo.com
On Headline Sports podcast with London:
#1 The Oakland Raiders lost third-string quarterback Nathan Peterman to an elbow injury the injury so bad that Peterman will be out for eight weeks bringing him back at the earliest at the end of October.
#2 The Raiders signed quarterback DeShone Kizer who was just released by the Green Bay Packers after the last preseason game, Kizer was the fourth-string quarterback. The Raiders picked up Kizer just after he was released and after it was confirmed by team doctors that Peterman would be out eight weeks with the elbow.
#3 London talks about how important it is for the Dallas Cowboys to sign Ezekiel Elliott and that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says as soon as a deal is reached, the Cowboys look forward to putting Ezekiel in the line up this weekend against the New York Giants.
#4 For the second consecutive game, the San Jose Earthquakes are in the win column. The Quakes got a shutout against Orlando City FC and won convincingly 3-0. How important is a game like this to boost the Quakes’ morale after going without a win in three previous games before winning two straight?
#5 Chris Wondolowski on Saturday extended his league-leading goal total to 157 goals scoring his 20th goal of the season. A remarkable career and a remarkable season.
London Marq does Headline Sports each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com