Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders prepare to go up against Tagovailoa and Dolphins Saturday night

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) tries to avoid the clutches of New England Patriots linebacker Josh Uche (53) on Sun Dec 13, 2020 in Miami (USA Today photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Raiders have lost four of their last five games and still maintain second in the AFC West is there still any daylight for the Raiders to make post season?

#2 In the last game against the Los Angeles Chargers the Raiders just couldn’t hang and and the Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert on the final play during overtime reached over the goal line to get six points for a Chargers win 30-27.

#3 The Raiders had little turnaround time as previous to their Thursday Night Football game against the Chargers they had just played the Indianapolis Colts on Sun Dec 13th another game they had lost 44-27.

#4 The loss of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is huge who will be out from 10-14 weeks due to a left groin injury wiping out his 2020 season. Raiders back up quarterback Marcus Mariota  did well standing in for Carr last Thursday throwing 226 yards and a touchdown. Mariota kept the Raiders in the game despite the loss.

#5 The Miami Dolphins(8-4) are in Allegiant on Saturday this will be a hard fought game for the Raiders. The Dolphins have won four of their last six games Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his last game against the New England Patriots threw  for 145 yards and didn’t throw a touchdown but the Dolphins got by the Patriots 22-12. Barbara how do you see this match up?

Barbara Mason does the Raiders podcasts Tuesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Colts showed too much offense and Indy defense wasn’t giving any ground to Carr

For the Indianapolis Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers (17) he was busy all day giving the touchdown signal as the Colts ran over the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise NV on Sun Dec 13, 2020 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Indianapolis Colts (9-4) are headed down the road to post season and the Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) found why after being on the other end of a lopsided loss 44-27.

#2 The Colts in first half scored ten points in each of the first and second quarters and had a 20-14 lead. The Raiders who had lost three of their last four games had to be concerned going into the second half if they could conjure up some offense to get past the Colts.

#3 The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr struggled on offense in the second half as the Raiders scored six in the third and seven in the fourth quarters well short to catch the Colts. For Carr 316 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

#4  The Colts stopped the Raiders ground game cold, none of the Raiders running backs could get any traction as Carr was the only one who carried in a touchdown but other than that for the most part the Colts defense shut it down.

#5 The Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) have won two of their last six games will face the Raiders in Vegas for Thursday Night Football this week. The Chargers got a win against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday 20-17. The Raiders beat the Chargers the last time the two teams meet in LA on Nov 8th 31-26.

Join Barbara for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: After back to back road games Raiders come home to host Colts on Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is exuberant after throwing a 46 yard pass to receiver Henry Ruggs in the final seconds of their game against the New York Jets at the Meadowlands East Rutherford New Jersey at MetLife Stadium on Sun Dec 6, 2020 (USA Today photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason:

#1 The Raiders (7-5) after getting crushed in week 12 in Atlanta came out on Sunday and got back in the win column against one of football’s worst the New York Jets (0-12) and won by three points 31-28 on a 46 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Derek Carr to receiver Henry Ruggs in the closing seconds of the game.

#2 In each half of the game the scores were close in the first half the Raiders had a 17-13 and in the second half the Jets had a one point advantage 15-14 but the Raiders had just enough to win a close game.

#3 Does winning a close game against the Jets translate that the Raiders might have hit a point in the season where they are starting to struggle. They lost a close game to the Chiefs and were blown out the next week by the Falcons and just got by a winless Jets team?

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw for 381 yards, three touchdowns and was intercepted once. That’s great yardage and end zone conversion for Carr did he and the offense do their part and the defense might have let down on the other side of the ball for Las Vegas?

#5 The Raiders head back to Vegas to host the Indianapolis Colts (8-4) who have won four of their last six games and won their last game this last Sunday edging the Houston Texans 26-20. The Colts quarterback Phillip Rivers threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns will the Raiders be ready for Indianapolis this Sunday?

Join Barbara Mason for the Las Vegas Raiders podcasts each week at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders get punched in face need a gut check after laugher in Atlanta

A rough day at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta for the Las Vegas Raiders including for wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) who misses catching this pass with coverage from the Atlanta Falcons cornerback AJ Terrell (24) in the second quarter on Sun Nov 29, 2020 (photo from the Las Vegas Journal-Review)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) quarterback Derek Carr called Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons (4-7) trash and that the 43-6 loss was a punch in the face for the city of Las Vegas and the Raiders organization.

#2 The Raiders after playing a razor close game loss against the Kansas City Chiefs last week lost their second straight game on Sunday at Mercedes Benz Stadium to the Falcons. The Raiders wound up turning the ball over five times and the defense just couldn’t stop the Falcons who were at one time an 0-4 team.

#3 You know the saying “on any given Sunday” and the way that Falcons head coach Raheem Morris had prepared the team the Falcons have shown improvement each week since Morris took over when the team was 0-4.

#4 The Falcons who were the underdogs in this game dominated both halves of the game and both sides of the football. The defense held the Raiders to a field goal in each of the second and third quarters, and Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan came out firing on all cylinders throwing for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

#5 It’s back to the drawing board as the Raiders who are on a two game losing streak head to New Jersey to face the New York Jets (0-11) at the Meadowlands on Sun Dec 6th. The Jets who have not won a game all season and lost convincingly to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday 20-3 will be the underdogs but again after the Raiders Sunday experience in Atlanta you can’t count even the Jets out.

Barbara joins Sportstalk for the Raider podcast each Tuesday morning at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Loss snaps Raiders three game win streak; Vegas set for a reboot head to Atlanta Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) just before the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Paradise NV on Sun Nov 22, 2020 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara the Raiders (6-4) just missed getting their fourth straight win against the Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) in a game that was just out of reach 35-31.

#2 The Raiders who hung with one of the best teams in the NFL right down to the final quarter of the game where each team scored 14 points but the Raiders needed a little more but time just ran out.

#3 Once again those second and third quarters were critical on both sides of the ball. The Raiders held the Chiefs just to seven points in each of those quarters but couldn’t produce any offense in the third quarter which turned out to be critical in the end.

#4 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr an explosive afternoon of throwing against the Chiefs defense accomplishing 275 yards, three touchdowns, and was intercepted once.

#5 So it’s back to the drawing board for Las Vegas as their heading to Atlanta for a 1:00pm kickoff. The Falcons have been playing .500 ball they lost to New Orleans Sunday 24-9 and beat the Broncos the week before 34-27. Barbara talk about how you see the Raiders faring in Atlanta on Sunday?

Join Barbara Mason for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday morning at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders up to three wins in a row host mighty KC Chiefs Sunday

Jeff Heath (28) who caught an intercepted pass is congratulated by Jonathan Abram (24) during Sun Nov 15th’s game against the Denver Broncos in the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (photo from mercurynews.com)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Raiders who have won three straight games, quarterback Derek Carr says putting up 37 points is the success of the offense.

#2 The Raiders in their last three wins have defeated the Browns, Chargers and Broncos. Versus the Browns great defensive game against the Chargers and Broncos the offense was on all game long.

#3 Carr on Sunday threw for 154 yards no touchdowns passes it was impressive to throw a high scoring game and not get a touchdown pass.

#4 The ground game worked for Vegas as running backs Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker both carried for two touchdowns each.

#5 The Raiders next task will be a handful as they face the mighty Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on Nov 22nd. The best advantage the Raiders have is having home field.

Join Barbara for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Agholor’s 45 yard third quarter touchdown catch dealbreaker for Raiders

One of the Las Vegas Raiders unsung heroes Nelson Agholor (15) in Aug 13, 2020 photo who has been doing an impressive job at wide receiver and scored the go ahead touchdown in the Raiders 31-26 win over the Los Angeles Chargers Sun Nov 8, 2020 (AP File Photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 Barbara, do you agree that the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) have nerves of steel they are the only team to have defeated the Kansas City Chiefs (8-1), they beat a struggling New England Patriots (2-5) and they get a chance to tee off on the Denver Broncos (3-5) this Sunday.

#2 The Raiders wide receiver Nelson Agholor’s 45 yard third quarter catch from quarterback Derek Carr at 13:18 was the deal breaker after the Raiders were trailing 17-14 to the Los Angeles Chargers (2-6) to pull ahead 21-17 and stay ahead for the rest of the game.

#3 The Chargers made a valiant effort down the stretch in the fourth quarter at 9:04 when quarterback Justin Herbert threw to Gabe Nabers four yard pass to cut the Raiders lead to just two points 28-26.

#4 The Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson hit a 31 yard field goal with just 4:37 left for some insurance points for the 31-26 victory.

#5 The Raiders host the Broncos at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas this Sun Nov 15th for a 1:00PM kick off. The Raiders come in having won three of their last four games while the Broncos have won three of their last five games. Barbara sets this game up for us.

Join Barbara each Tuesday morning for the Las Vegas Raiders podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders beat a good team in the Browns now face Chargers in LA Sunday

The Cleveland Browns Olivier Vernon (54) gets a sack on Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) last Sun Oct 25, 2020 in Cleveland (USA Today photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Barbara:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (4-3) beat a very good team in the Cleveland Browns (5-3) on Sunday 16-6 the score was a lot closer than that thanks to the Raiders defense.

#2 The Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield tried to score while inside the red zone but the Raiders did a good job forcing the Browns to have to kick field goals in the second and third quarters for their only scores.

#3 But on the Browns behalf their defense did a good job shutting out the Raiders in the first and third quarters.

#4 The Raiders who went into the fourth quarter tied 6-6 with Derek Carr throwing to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow that pretty much put Vegas over the top.

#5 Next Sunday it’s back to a former stomping ground where the Raiders used to call home and that’s Los Angeles where they’ll face the Los Angeles Chargers (2-5). The Chargers just lost a close game to the Denver Broncos Sunday 31-30. The Chargers are struggling they lost four of their last five games as they prepare for the Raiders Sunday.

Join Barbara for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday morning at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

 

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason: Raiders to review the defense after getting clobbered by Bucs

The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates a touchdown pass to wide receiver Nelson Agholor (15) in the first half of play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sun Oct 25, 2020 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason:

#1 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Vegas leaving very little doubt from the first half of Sunday’s game that they were going to make some noise all afternoon.

#2 The Bucs got to work early with quarterback Tom Brady carrying the ball for a yard for their first score at 5:41 in the first quarter and in the second quarter Brady threw to Ron Gronkowski and Scotty Miller for touchdowns and the Bucs came away with a 21-10 first half lead.

#3 The Raiders best defensive effort was the third quarter where they held the Bucs to only a field goal but the Bucs came out in the the fourth quarter with Brady throwing touchdown passes to Chris Godwin and Tyler Johnson and running back Ronald Jones II carried for a one yard touchdown and the Bucs came away with a convincing 45-20 win.

#4 The Raiders outside that third quarter just couldn’t contain Brady and the Buc O line gave Brady enough protection for him to accomplish four touchdowns in the game.

#5 The Raiders who dropped to 3-3 face the Cleveland Browns (5-2) next Sunday in Cleveland. The Browns after winning four straight games struggled in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-7 in week 7 and last Sunday just got by the Cincinnati Bengals 37-34

Join Barbara for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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?

Join Barbara for the Raiders podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com