Headline Sports podcast with Bruce Magowan: Gould kicks 49ers into NFC Championship; MLB Union to make counter proposal Monday

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould celebrates after booting the game winning field goal with no time left on the clock to help defeat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay in the NFC Divisional round to advance to the NFC Championship (AP News photo)

Headline Sports podcast with Bruce:

#1 Bruce, quite a finish for the 49ers last night in Green Bay lets talk first about the 49ers blocking the punt when Taianoa Hufanga returned the six yard punt and it tied up the game at 10-10 with 4:41 in the fourth quarter.

#2 The 49ers with no time left on the clock looked to their place kicker Robbie Gould to hit a 45 yard field goal that won it for the 49ers to advance them to play Los Angeles in the NFC Championship this Sunday.

#3 Bruce the MLB Players Association will attempt to make a counter offer on Monday. The league already has asked the union to drop three proposals, earlier free agency for players, salary arbitration after two years instead of three and changes to the revenue-sharing plan. 

Bruce Magowan is a former reporter and anchor on News 740 KCBS and 680 KNBR San Francisco

Gould’s last second field goal punches the 49ers into the NFC Championship game with 13-10 win over Packers

San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould (9) kicks the game winning field goal with no time left in the fourth quarter to help defeat the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in Green Bay on Sat Jan 22, 2022 at the NFC Divisional round (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

There’s a reason why special teams are called special.

In a game where the San Francisco 49ers offense was as cold as the temperature on the field, it was the special teams that came through as Robbie Gould’s 45-yard field goal as time expired sent his team to the NFC Championship game in a 13-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game on Saturday evening at Lambeau Field.

“My ultimate goal is to be a Hall-of-Famer and to win a Super Bowl,” said Gould after the game.

Both defenses play exceptionally well but it was the 49ers special teams that was difference in the game as they were responsible for all 13 points.

With the 49ers trailing 10-3 with under five minutes left in the fourth quarter, Jordan Willis blocked Corey Bojorquez’s punt inside the Packers 10-yard line. Talanoa Hufanga picked up the ball at six-yard line and run it in for a game tying touchdown.

San Francisco’s defense forced a three and out and gave the offense one more chance with 3:20 remaining in the game.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who didn’t get help from his offensive line or his receivers during the first half of the game as well as made a couple of poor decisions during the game, led the Niners on a nine play, 44-yard drive to set up Gould’s heroics. The key play on the drive was Deebo Samuel’s nine-yard run on a 3rd and 7 to give San Francisco a first down on the Packers 29-yard line.

Green Bay drew first blood on its opening drive. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers led a methodical drive as he connected with his favorite target wide receiver Davante Adams three times for 35 yards on a 10 play 69-yard drive that was capped off with an AJ Dillion six-yard rushing touchdown.

Despite being set up with good position on its first drive thanks to JaMycal Hasty’s 30-yard kickoff return that set up San Francisco at the Packers 40-yard line, the 49ers went three and out as Garoppolo was sacked on third and 12.

The Packers second possession ended when Fred Warner punched the ball out of the hands of Marcedes Lewis and Dre Greenlaw recovered the ball at the Niners 42-yard line. However, the Niners went three and out after the Packers second sack of Garoppolo.

The Niners offense didn’t fare any better on the next two possessions as dropped balls and a lack of a rushing attack forced San Francisco’s offense into three straight three and outs at the end of the opening 15 minutes with a total of minus seven yards.

San Francisco finally got the offense going near the end of the first half. They were moving the ball with a balanced attack, but the drive ended when Garoppolo threw an interception to Adrian Amos.

It looked like Green Bay was going to take advantage on the ensuing possession as Rodgers found Aaron Jones for a 75-yard reception down to the 49ers 14-yard line. But Mason Crosby’s 39-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Jimmy Ward as time expired as the 49ers special teams made the first of its three big plays of the game.

The 49ers opening drive of the second half was all about Samuel. He returned the kickoff 45 yards to midfield. The hybrid wide receiver-running back also had two receptions of 18 and 12 yards. However, a personal foul penalty of Elijah Mitchell and an illegal formation penalty took the Niners out of a goal line situation. They settled for a 29-yard field goal by Robbie Gould.

Green Bay extended its lead to seven points early in the fourth quarter with a long, time-consuming drive that went 14 plays, 57 yards eating up nine minutes off the clock that resulted in a 33-yard field goal by Crosby. Rodgers was six for six for 44 yards on the drive as the Packers took a page out of the Niners playbook running the ball through the Niners defense.

San Francisco had a chance to tie the game earlier in the fourth quarter, but they weren’t able to convert a 4th and 1 from the Packers 19-yard line. Rashawn Gary blew up a run up the middle by Mitchel as the 49ers turned it over on downs with 6:14 remaining.

Rodgers, who might have played his last game in Green Bay, finished 20 of 29 for 225 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions and a QB rating of 91.9. Devante Adams, who also could have played his game as a Packer, had nine catches for 90 yards. Jones had just 41 yards on the ground in 12 carries but had 129 receiving yards on nine catches.

“I’m gonna take some time and have conversations with the folks around here, and then take some time away and make a decision, obviously before free agency,” Rodgers said.

Garopollo finished 11 of 19 for 131 yards with no touchdowns and one interception and a QB rating of just 57.1. Tight end George Kittle led San Francisco in receiving with four catches for 63 yards. Samuel finished with 83 total yards (39 rushing and 44 receiving). Mitchell had a quiet game with 53 yards on 17 carries.

“Jimmy G (Garopollo), you can’t say enough about that guy. The sh*t he takes,” Kittle said.

The 49ers defense sacked Rodgers five times and forced five three and outs as the unsung hero of the game.

“After we won, I didn’t want to leave the field,” said 49ers defensive tackle Arik Armstead. “I just don’t want to go home…We keep making plays.”

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 4-for-11 on third down conversions. Green Bay was 5-for-12.

San Francisco running back Jeff Wilson Jr. suffered an ankle injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

Dillion suffered a chest injury in the third quarter. He did not return to the game.

Rodgers, who is 0-4 against San Francisco in four playoff games, had his second career playoff game with no touchdowns.

UP NEXT: San Francisco await the winner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Los Angeles Rams Divisional Playoff game for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday 1/30 at 3:40pm.

NFC Divisional round/San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Taking a look at how Garoppolo and Rogers match up tonight

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers (left) discuss after their contest back on Jan 20, 2020 at Levi Stadium will meet again tonight at Lambeau Field for the NFC Divisional Round (ninernoise.com file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe taking a looking at the San Francisco 49ers (11-7) quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Green Bay Packers (13-4) quarterback Aaron Rogers from the jump how do you see the quarterback match up for tonight’s game in Green Bay?

#2 The 49ers are on a five game win steak coming into Green Bay they seemed to have really caught fire when they defeated the Los Angeles Rams on the last day of the season 27-24 in overtime on Sunday Night Football Jan 9th.

#3 This week there was talk about Garoppolo’s shoulder strain, Nick Bosa concussion protocols, and linebacker Fred Warner high ankle strain the report during the middle of the week the three were trying to recover after the Dallas win last Sunday how do feel and look for tonight’s game in Green Bay?

#4 There are some media talk show hosts that are pulling for the 49ers in this one just simply because of the love-hate relationship mainly hate over Rogers fibbing about taking the Covid shot earlier this season that caused such a controversy?

#5 Joe it’s down to business the 49ers and Packers for the Divisional round oddsmakers have Green Bay winning it in a close one by five points just get your odds and who you pick and why for tonight.

Join Joe Hawkes for the 49ers podcasts each weekend at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: 49ers-Packers battle for NFC Divisional round Saturday at the Frozen Tundra

Dallas Cowboy quarterback Dak Prescott (4) sits on the AT&T Stadium turf in Dallas after recovering his own fumble as the San Francisco 49ers defensive end Charles Omenihu (92) looks on in the second half on Sun Jan 14, 2022. The 49ers advance to the NFC Divisional round for Sat Jan 20, 2022 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave could you once again go over that ongoing question at the water cooler throughout the country as to why the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and the Cowboys just simply didn’t allow the referee to touch the ball but a hurry offense end the game and season for them?

#2 Dave, talk about the 49ers injuries of concern quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shoulder sprain, pass rusher Nick Bosa in concussion protocols, and linebacker Fred Warner who is suffering from a high ankle sprain will they be able to recover in time for Saturday night’s NFC Divisional round.

#3 The Green Bay Packers (13-4) took a tough loss in their final game of the season against the Detroit Lions (3-13) last week 37-30 in Detroit. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns and back up Jordan Love replace him later in the game. Did giving Rogers a break was intended for resting him for the playoffs?

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts each Wednesday and Joe Hawkes Sundays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Jackson expected to fill the Ruggs III void

Newly acquired wide receiver DeSean Jackson working out with the Las Vegas Raiders will be featured on Sunday Night Football Nov 15, 2021 as one of the keys to the Raiders offense as they host the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (photo by raiders.com)

On the Raiders podacast with Rich:

#1 Rich talk about how crucial it is for the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) to get someone like veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson and do you see him filling in the void left by former wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.

#2 Raider head coach Rich Bisaccia said that Jackson can run and that he was a big part of the Los Angeles Rams offense and could be expected to contribute big for the Raiders.

#3 Rich, we wanted to ask you about the 23-16 loss in New Jersey last Sunday to the New York Giants (3-6) did the recent troubles of Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette play a role in the loss last week?

#4 Rich, just wanted to get your take on the Raiders Max Crosby being considered for defensive end of the year. Crosby does not lead the NFL in sacks but has been called one of the more consistent pass rushers in the league.

#5 Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) for Sunday Night Football the Chiefs have won four of their last six games they are a game just above .500 that said they have won their last two games and beat the Green Bay Packers (7-2) last Sunday 13-7. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers was out due to Covid 19 protocols and was the center of remarks he walked back regarding be vaccinated. Was this an advantage for the Chiefs in beating the Packers last week?

Join Rich for all the latest on the Las Vegas Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Rogers was on mission after much criticism with come back win against 49ers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers (12) holds up a Sunday Night Football keepsake after Sun Sep 26, 2021 win against the San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

#1 Dave, A real back and forth game on Sunday Night Football The Green Bay Packers (2-1) took a first half lead 17-7 but the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) rushed right back scoring in the third quarter for seven and keeping the Packers off the scoreboard it was the fourth quarter that was the difference maker with the 49ers ahead 28-27 the Packers kicker Mason Cassidy on the last play of the game hit a perfect field goal for a 30-28 win.

#2 Dave, Aaron Rogers over the last couple weeks had received criticism about his quarterbacking and that he didn’t care after week 1 against New Orleans . Rogers responded with a convincing win against Detroit in week 2 and with a huge come back win against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football in week 3. Rogers pretty much said the record speaks for itself on the Pat McAfee show on Tuesday.

#3 Dave the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) are coming to Santa Clara for week 4. The Seahawks had a tough loss against the Minnesota Vikings 30-17 at US Bank Field in Minneapolis. The Hawks quarterback Russell Wilson was off his game throwing 23-32 for 298 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings did much of the damage in the first half. How do you see the 49ers in this match up this Sunday with the Seahawks.

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

Rodgers, Packers slip past 49ers 30-28

The Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Croby coverts a 51 yard field goal on the very last play of the game against the San Francisco 49ers for the win at Levi Stadium on Sunday Night Football on Sep 26, 2021 (AP News photo)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

SANTA CLARA, Calif — Jimmy Garoppolo hooked up with fullback Kyle Juszczyk on a 12-yard touchdown pass that gave the 49ers a slim 28-27 lead with 37 seconds left, but that appeared to be too much time for Aaron Rodgers, who completed two deep passes to wide receiver Devante Adams setting up Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal on the final play of the game that gave the Packers a 30-28 win over San Francisco on Sunday night.

“My first thoughts in devising how I wanted to get us into field-goal range was how could I get the ball to 17,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers made that task look easy, connecting on passes of 25 and 17 yards to Adams that setup the game-winning score by Crosby. Adams finished the game with 12 catches for 132 yards.

Adams briefly left the game after taking a big hit from safety Jimmie Ward that looked like it would knock him out of the game.

Green Bay jumped out to a fast start, scoring on their first two possessions. On the Packers opening drive of the game, Rodgers completed a 42-yard pass to wide receiver Allen Lazard setting up a 54-yard field goal by Crosby.

Following a punt by San Francisco, Rodgers orchestrated a seven-play, 80-yard drive highlighted by a 47-yard completion to wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling setting up a short touchdown pass to Adams. The score put Green Bay up, 10-0.

Rodgers started the game razor-sharp, completing 9-of-9 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter. For the game, Rodgers completed 23-of-33 passing for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

In his last two games, both wins, Rodgers has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions after throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions in Green Bay’s (2-1) 38-3 loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1.

Following an interception thrown by Garoppolo, who was looking for tight end George Kittle in double-coverage, the Packers added a 3-yard touchdown run by running back Aaron Jones putting Green Bay up 17-0 late in the first half.

The 49ers (2-1) avoided being shut out in the first half when they scored on the final play. After Garoppolo got away with an apparent intentional grounding that would have ended the half, rookie quarterback Trey Lance came in for his first snap since the season opener in Detroit. He ran the ball behind a massive block from left tackle Trent Williams for a 1-yard score that cut Green Bay’s lead to 17-7 at halftime.

For Garoppolo, it was the second-straight game that he had to shake off a slow start before the 49ers rallied from a 17-point deficit. Garoppolo finished the game 25-of-40 passing for 257 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and one fumble lost. After only being sacked once in the first two games, Garoppolo was sacked four times by the Packers on Sunday night.

“There were some great individual efforts of guys just making unbelievable plays that got us in and gave us a chance to win that game,” coach Kyle Shanahan said. “But some mistakes that we made throughout the game, you don’t win a lot of football doing that. That’s what we’ve got to clean up.”

In the third quarter, San Francisco cut Green Bay’s lead to 17-14 following a 13-play, 83-yard drive in 7:19 that was capped off by an 8-yard touchdown pass from Garoppolo to wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk.

Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Valdes-Scantling that gave the Packers a 24-14 lead early in the fourth quarter.

San Francisco responded with a touchdown of their own, after rookie running back Trey Sermon plunged in from 1-yard trimming the Packers lead to 24-21.

Following an inexplicable throw to the ground behind him by Garoppolo after trying to avoid a sack by defensive tackle Kenny Clark, the Packers recovered the miscue setting up a 38-yard field goal by Crosby that made the score, 27-21 in favor of the Packers.

Shortly thereafter, Garoppolo responded with a touchdown drive but it wasn’t enough for the 49ers, who returned home after spending the first two weeks of the season back East. The loss at home in the team’s home opening game stings, seeing that it was the first time fans were inside Levi’s Stadium since Jan. 2020.

“There’s always too much time on the clock if there’s ever time on the clock, especially with Aaron Rodgers,” tight end George Kittle said. “I think we have a really good defense. I don’t really have any worries when our defense is out on the field. But it’s Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams over there. They did what they had to do to win.”

Kittle finished with seven catches for 92 yards.

The 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4, while the Packers welcome the Pittsburgh Steelers to Lambeau Field.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Garoppolo, 49ers knows lots riding on week 3 vs. Rogers and Packers

Jimmy Garoppolo San Francisco 49ers quarterback is hoping to keep it going for a third win as they meet the visiting Green Bay Packers on Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (West Hawaii Today file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes :

#1 Joe, The anticipated show coming to Levi Stadium on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers with Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be a test and a show stopper on Sunday.

#2 Rogers whose the superior of the two quarterbacks going on Sunday was one that the Packers had lure back into the fold as Rogers was prepared to go shopping for a new team but Rogers out of dedication to the Packers organization signed on for another season.

#3 Rogers certainly too a lot of criticism after the Packers got crushed by the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome 38-3 during week 1. Rogers just was off missing receivers and the Saints line was in his face all day long.

#4 Last week the Packers won in week 2 against the Detroit Lions 35-17 and got to .500 at 1-1 Rogers under certain show much better improvement including getting more time to throw with a line going 22 for 27 with 255 yards and four touchdowns.

#5 For Jimmy G he’s led San Francisco with two wins in the first two wins of the season with a week 1 win over the Lions 41-33 and a six point win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia 17-11 to go up 2-0. Garoppolo’s line against the Eagles 22-30 for 189 yards and a touchdown.

Join J Hawkes Sunday mornings for the 49ers podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: Garoppolo vs. Rogers in memorable match up with 49ers hosting Packers Sunday

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) (left) and Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers (12) could be facing off for the last time in their respective teams uniforms this Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (file photo from Fan Sided)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah, The anticipated show coming to Levi Stadium on Sunday with the Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers with Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers and the 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be a test and a show stopper on Sunday.

#2 Rogers whose the superior of the two quarterbacks going on Sunday was one that the Packers had lure back into the fold as Rogers was prepared to go shopping for a new team but Rogers out of dedication to the Packers organization signed on for another season.

#3 Rogers certainly received criticism after the Packers got crushed by the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome 38-3 during week 1 that he doesn’t care. Rogers just was off missing receivers and the Saints line was in his face all day long.

#4 Last week the Packers won in week 2 against the Detroit Lions 35-17 and got to .500 at 1-1 Rogers under certain show much better improvement including getting more time to throw with a line going 22 for 27 with 255 yards and four touchdowns.

#5 For Jimmy G he’s led San Francisco with two wins in the first two wins of the season with a week 1 win over the Lions 41-33 and a six point win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the city of brotherly love Philadelphia 17-11 to go up 2-0. Garoppolo’s line against the Eagles 22-30 for 189 yards and a touchdown.

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

Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Return of Yanks Severino; MLB Players prepared to sue MLB over shortened 2020 season; Packers Rogers calls out Pat McAfee show over work ethic remarks, plus more

New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino returned to the pitcher’s mound Tue Sep 21, 2021 as he has recovered from Tommy John surgery and could be a big push in the Yankees bid to make the post season. Severino watches the Yankees from the dugout on Jun 20, 2021 and was activated on Mon Sep 20, 2021 (AP News photo)

On Headline Sports with Jessica:

#1 The Major League Players Union are prepared to sue MLB over the 2020 season shortened season due to the Coronavirus epidemic that the 60 game schedule was too short. Martin F Scheinman an arbitrator will hear grievance proceedings as the Players are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars for losing out on some 102 regular season games.

#2 The entire 2020 regular season was played in front of no fans, limited amounts of media, front office employees and player personal were allowed during the 60 game season. The loss hit the players in 2019 that went from $3.99 billion to $1.54 billion in 2020. This could be a stigma in negotiations in the Collective Bargaining Agreement which expires Dec 1st as the 2022 season could face a lock out.

#3 The New York Yankees on Monday who are a 1/2 game back in the AL Wild Card race were glad to announce the return of pitcher Luis Severino who made his first appearance in two years after having Tommy John surgery on Tuesday . Yanks manager Aaron Boone says he’ll be using Severino out of the bullpen. Severino signed a four year $40 million deal before 2019 campaign. He also could make appearances in the post season.

#4 After the Las Vegas Raiders came calling to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers the Steelers came away with multiple injuries which included quarterback Joe Roethlisberger who is suffering a left pectoral injury. The Steelers don’t know when in the game Sunday that Roethlisberger got the injury.

#5 Despite the Green Bay Packers win over the Detroit Lions Sunday 35-17 critics on the Pat McAfee show are questioning Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers his performance, work skills, mental make up and are questioning Rogers work habits. Rogers in return called out BS in his response to the McAfee show saying, “”It’s absolute (expletive) to give people a platform who have no idea what they’re talking about as far as my mental state and my focus, my work habits – people who are not in my life or I’ve not had communication with them or not in the locker room,” Rodgers said. “That’s just (expletive). It’s so ridiculous that people can get a platform to do this.” 

Join Jessica for Headline Sports every other Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com