Dallas Cowboys fans throwing garbage and trash at NFL officials and Cowboy players after the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sun Jan 16, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Daily Snark news photo)
On Headlines podcast with Jessica:
#1 “Credit to them. Credit it to them” Famous last words from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after learning fans were not throwing trash and garbage at his teammates but rather to officials on Sunday after the loss to the 49ers blaming officials for not spotting the ball in time as time ran out and the Cowboys were eliminated from the post season. Prescott had since apologized on Tuesday for what he said.
#2 The Seattle Seahawks front office kept busy this week as they fired their defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis in what was the worst season for the Seahawks in more than ten years under head coach Pete Carroll. The Hawks have asked permission to speak with the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.
#3 According to head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin all options are on the table as his starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is presumed not to be returning for the 2022 season after 18 seasons as starting quarterback Roethlisberger will most likely be hanging it up and Tomlin will be searching for a new quarterback for next season.
#4 Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya (polly who said 15 minutes into an interview on Saturday that “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya continued saying “I’m telling you a very hard, ugly truth, OK, of all the things that I care about, yes it is below my line.” The Uyghurs Muslims are being are reportedly being persecuted and suffering from genocide in China according to the US Government. The Warriors embarrassed by the comments are reportedly keeping themselves away from Palihapitya and his remarks and sources say Palihapitya share of the team could be bought out depending on how much the team has to do damage control over the remarks.
#5 Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving re-enforced his no Covid 19 vaccine stance telling the media on Tuesday that his life outside of basketball is his choice not be vaccinated. Irving is not eligible to play in Brooklyn his home building the Barclay Center where the vaccine shot is mandated to be able to play.
Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) plows ahead for extra yardage against Denver Broncos outside linebacker Bradley Chubb (55) at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Dec 26, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony, the Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) have won two in a row be it in close scores they defeated the Cleveland Browns (7-8) by two on Mon Dec 20th and last Sun Dec 26 a win by three points over the visiting Denver Broncos (7-8).
#2 In last Sunday’s game Raider quarterback Derek Carr threw for 201 yards with a touchdown and one interception. Talk about Carr’s ability to move the ball down field in the third quarter and get wide receiver Peyton Barber a short pass for a score.
#3 Tony, in the first quarter running back Josh Jacobs fumbled and the Broncos scored 13 points in the second quarter and took a 13-0 half time lead. During the half Jacobs promised the coaches that he will take care of the football and to give him another chance in the second half. Jacobs did carrying for 129 yards for the game.
#4 How big of advantage was it for the Raiders home field, facing a Covid bitten Broncos team and down to their second string quarterback Drew Lock who threw for 153 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.
#5 It’s off to Indianapolis this Sunday and the Colts (9-6) who are tearing it up. The Colts have won six of their last eight games and handled the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) 22-16 with that in mind how do you see the Raiders and Cardinals this Sunday in Indianapolis.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) on a give to running back Josh Jacobs (28) in the second half of action at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Dec 26, 2021 (AP News photo)
By Rich Perez
Las Vegas Raiders beat writer
The Las Vegas Raiders (8-7) were down by six points when running back Josh Jacobs approached the coaches at the half against the Denver Broncos (7-8) up 13-7 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Jacobs asked them to give him the ball that he will not let the rock get away from him like he did in the first half fumbling the ball away for a turnover.
Jacobs was granted a second chance he made up for the lost football in the first quarter and he took it to the Broncos on seven carries running for 57 yards on the opening series of the second half.
After nine plays and 75 yards of offensive effort the Raiders hit pay dirt scoring as running back Peyton Barber carried for five yards that gave the Raiders a third quarter touchdown that put them ahead 14-13.
Jacobs carried for 129 yards to help beat the Broncos and the win help keep the Raiders post season hopes alive as they move a game over .500. The Broncos now have lost three of their last four games and this puts their playoff hopes in jeopardy.
The Raiders win helped the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East through tiebreakers. The Raiders victory Sunday marks their second straight game. They also had another cliffhanger edging the Cleveland Browns on Sun Dec 19th 16-14. In three of their last four games the Raiders have held their opponents to just 17 or less points.
On Jacobs getting the ball he was gratetful for that second chance to help the Raiders punch it through for that third quarter touchdown, “Just give me a chance to play the style of ball that I want to play. The offensive line, we all came to an agreement and went out there and did it and executed.” said Jacobs. For Jacobs this was his first time rushing for 100 yards in a single game.
The Raiders play their next to last game of the season against the Indianapolis Colts (9-6) this coming Sun Jan 2, 2021 in Indianapolis 10:00AM PST. The Colts have won six of their last seven games. They had a huge win over the Arizona Cardinals (10-5) Sunday in Arizona 22-16.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia has a reaction to a play in the second half against the Cleveland Browns on Mon Dec 20, 2021 at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:
#1 The Las Vegas (7-7) have signed defensive back Tony Brown to the practice sound and have released tight end Matt Bushman from the same practice squad.
#2 Rich, the defensive backs were lacking so the Raiders signed Brown to the practice squad, the way things are going how long do you see Brown leaving the practice squad and getting on the team.
#3 The Raiders have had a lot of injuries all season and after last week’s game in Cleveland things are getting tougher after losing safety Jonathan Abram who will need surgery and with lack a of defensive backs against the Denver Broncos (7-7). The Raiders could be seeing lots of passing and carrying by the Broncos led by quarterback Drew Lock.
#4 Cornerbacks Nate Hobbs and Brandon Facyson, safety Roderick Teamer all on the Covid 19/reserve list what does it mean to have these players missing.
#5 The Raiders host the Broncos this Sunday at Allegiant Stadium for 1:25 pm PST kick off. The Broncos have won four out of the last seven games and defeated the Raiders 34-24 on Oct 17 their last meeting who do you like this game coming up.
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.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) talks with running backs Hunter Renfrow (13) and Josh Jacobs (7) during the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sun Oct 24, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:
#1 Tony after watching the Las Vegas Raiders (5-2) win their second straight game just how motivated are they after the head coaching change and the coaching job that Rich Bisaccia is doing.
#2 It seems like the attitude is much more positive and plays are getting finished they way they should and the players have responded to Bisaccia and the coaching staff on both sides of the ball.
#3 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw 31-34, 323 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Carr has been laser beam focused and has directed the offense in the victories against Denver (3-4) and Philadelphia (2-5).
#5 Tony, can the Raiders keep it going they have a bye this Halloween Sun Oct 31st before resuming action on Sun Nov 7 against the New York Giants (2-5) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford. The Giants crushed their last opponent the Carolina Panthers (3-4) 25-3 at MetLife Stadium last Sunday. How do you see the Raiders and Giants matching up on Nov 7th?
The US House of Representatives are looking into former Las Vegas Raiders head coach for his email that he sent to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen. The hearings will be held at US Capital (file photo from istock)
On the Raiders podcast with Rich:
#1 Rich, the US House of Representatives are forming an oversight committee to investigate former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden’s emails that he sent out to former that he sent while working as an analyst for ESPN to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen.
#2 The Representatives are requesting copies of the emails that had homophobic, racist, and misogynistic slurs which led Gruden to have to resign from the team. The Committee is asking the NFL to produce all of the emails. Gruden could end up on the Hill as a sworn witness to testify about the emails.
#3 The purpose for the investigation is the Reps are looking into widespread complaints about the WFT and the NFL having abusive workplace conduct and want to see how the league is handling the matter.
#4 On the field the Raiders are coming off their first game since Gruden left with a 34-24 win over the Denver Broncos last Sunday taking a look at their next game against the Philadelphia Eagles and quarterback Jalen Hurts the Eagles are coming off last week’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
#5 The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who was 18-27, 341 yards and threw for two touchdowns and the Raiders are favored to defeat the Eagles at Allegiant in Vegas this Sun Oct 24th a 1:05 kick off. Rich how do you see this match up.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr congratulates running back Josh Jacobs (28) after Jacobs carried for a touchdown in the second half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Stadium in Denver on Sun Oct 17, 2021 (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Charlie O:
#1 Charlie O, the win after the previous rough week with the Gruden resignation had to help turn the page for the Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) and their interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.
#2 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had quite an offensive day against the Denver Broncos (3-3) throwing for 18-27, 341 yards, and two touchdowns.
#3 The Raiders also got help carrying the ball from running backs Josh Jacobs 16 carries, 53 yards, and one touchdown, and Kenyan Drake with four carries, 34 yards, and a touchdown.
#4 Charlie O, Jacobs told ESPN in the post game interview after last Sunday’s game in Denver that the vibe was different on the sideline, it was calm without no one cussing at you or going crazy at the refs, and Jacobs said if something bad happened it was just “next play.”
#5 The Raiders host the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) on Sunday afternoon at Allegiant. The Eagles have faced some tough opponents they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 42-30 Oct 3 and lost last Thu Oct 14th to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts faced a lot of Bucs defense throwing for 115 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Kick off in Las Vegas 1:05 pm.
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia greets Denver Broncos fans at Empower Field in Denver just before game time on Sun Oct 17, 2021 Bisaccia’s first game as head coach for the Raiders since Jon Gruden’s resignation.
Raiders come out energized shut down Broncos 34-24.
By Rich Perez
Las Vegas Raiders beat writer
The Las Vegas Raiders (4-2) came out truly inspired today and beat the Denver Broncos (3-3) 34-24 in a game that really was never close at all at Empower Field Stadium in Denver on Sunday. David Carr started the scoring with Henry Ruggs to make it seven nothing very quickly in the opening drive. Teddy Bridgewater came right back and scored for the Broncos to tie the game but… it was never close right after that, as the defense took over for the Raiders.
The Broncos attempted a fourth quarter come back if you can call it that down 31-10 at 11:16 Bridgewater threw for a 12 yard pass to receiver Courtland Sutter. Denver cut the lead to 31-17. At 7:57 Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson booted a 30 yard field goal to make it 34-17. The Broncos last score of the afternoon at the final 1:12 when quarterback Noah Fant caught a Bridgewater four yard pass for the Broncos ten point win.
The Las Vegas defensive line dominated today as Broncos QB Teddy Bridgewater struggled all day from pressure out on him all game long. Primarily from Max Crosby. The Raiders looked inspired to play well for the new coach and to show the world that they were focused once again on winning football games. Bridgewater threw 35-49 for 334 yards, three touchdowns and was picked off three times.
Carr threw 18-27, 341 yards, and two touchdowns. Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake both carried for a touchdown for the Raiders. The Raiders scored ten in the second quarter and 14 in the third quarter for the bulk of their offense. This being Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia’s first game at the helm since the resignation of Jon Gruden said things flowed well on the way to his first Raiders victory as head coach “The best part for me was to get on the grass,” Bisaccia said. “The worst part for me was figuring out the headset. Once you get on the field and the game goes, a lot of our responsibilities were the same. There was really good dialogue” with his coordinators.”
Next week the Raiders take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Las Vegas in what should be an interesting game against the up-and-coming team lead by QB Jalen Hurts.
#1 Rich with former head coach Jon Gruden gone next man up on offense is offensive coordinator Greg Olson who is looking at an expanded role in running the Raiders offense.
#2 Olson 58, will be doing the play calling and he’ll be getting the plays to quarterback Derek Carr. Gruden has been the play caller for the offense since 2018.
#3 Olson spoke to the media Thursday afternoon saying not a lot will be changed with the offense. Olson said there might be a different flow but don’t expect any major changes from the playbook with Carr’s play calling.
#4 How much of an advantage does it have to be for Olson to have been working with Carr since Carr’s rookie season under center?
#5 How much of advantage will it be for Carr to throw against the Denver Broncos defense who has been struggling. The Broncos got beat rather handedly by the Pittsburgh Steelers in their last game Sunday 27-19 in Pittsburgh.