Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders season ends with a thud in 31-13 loss to Chiefs

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) scrambles away from Kansas City Chiefs defensive end George Karlaftis (56) during the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sat Jan 7, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (6-11) finished the 2023 season with a 31-13 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs (14-3) at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday afternoon in a game that was not even close.

#2 The Chiefs took the Raiders out of this game early, in the first half the Chiefs came away with a healthy 24-3 lead and quarterback Pat Mahomes set the tone early.

#3 Mahhomes also set an NFL record for the most passing and yards rushing in a season with 5562 yards previously held by former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees in 2011.

#4 With the win the Chiefs now get to play either the Buffalo Bills or the Cincinnati Bengals on a neutral field.

#5 The Raiders last game of the season saw quarterback Jarett Stidham go 22-36 for 219 yards and one touchdown and one interception. He simply couldn’t do anything against the Chiefs pass rush Saturday.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: 49ers overtime field goal eliminates Raiders from post season

San Francisco 49ers place kicker Robbie Gould (9) kicks a 23-yard field goal during overtime that defeated the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Jan 1, 2023 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, the Las Vegas Raiders (6-10) had a ten point 24-14 lead with 10:22 left in the third quarter after wide receiver Devante Adams caught a 60 yard pass from quarterback Jarrett Stidham at that point it looked as if the Raiders might just have a shot at this game.

#2 But the reputation of not holding onto leads befelled the Raiders as the San Francisco 49ers (12-4) in pursuit of their ninth straight win tied up the game with at 12:34 when kicker Robbie Gould booted a 43 yard field goal to make it 24-24 and the 49ers never looked back at that point.

#3 Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson hit a 57 yarder with 4:08 remaining in the game to tie it up 27-27 and their was just that faint light at the tunnel for the Raiders.

#4 It was not to be for the Raiders every time the Raiders would tie the game the 49ers would come back and take the lead. With the score tied 34-34 with 6:53 left in overtime Robbie Gould delivered again for the 49ers kicking a 23 yard field goal to hand the 49ers a 37-34 win at Allegiant Stadium.

#5 The Raiders close out the 2022-23 season with a match up against the Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) at Allegiant Stadium. The Chiefs also come into Allegiant one of the NFL’s hottest teams with a four game winning streak. What is your prediction for the outcome of this contest?

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Raiders Fall In Final Minute to Colts 25-20

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Nov 13, 2022 (AP News photo)

Raiders Fall In Final Minute to Colts 25-20

By Barbara Mason

Last Sunday Nov 6th the Las Vegas Raiders (2-7) lost to the struggling Jacksonville Jaguars 27-20. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns, enough to win most games. Las Vegas only managed 73 rushing yards and the fumble at the end of the game sealed the loss for the Raiders.

Sun Nov 13th the Raiders took on Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1) and fell on the last play of the game 25-20. The Colts scored the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter. A rush by quarterback Matt Ryan up the middle for one yard gave the Colts the early lead 7-0.

In the early minutes of the second quarter Chase McLaughlin kicked a 48 Yd. field goal extending the Indianapolis lead 10-0. Through the first two quarters the Raiders offense was stagnant. In the final minute, at 0:58 Las Vegas showed some life. Quarterback Derek Carr completed a 4 Yd pass to Foster Moreau and a touchdown. The Raiders trailed at the half 13-7 but had finally gotten up on the scoreboard. The Colts had won the coin toss and elected to start the second half.

The Raiders put together an excellent drive late in the third quarter. On a 2nd and 20 Carr found Foster Moreau for 18 yards driving down to the Indianapolis 17 yard line. Moreau was injured during that play and his return was questionable. Three plays later Las Vegas scored when Josh Jacobs rushed for one yard tying up the game at 13. Daniel Carlson kick the extra point giving the Raiders their first lead of the game 14-13.

With less than two minutes left in the third quarter, the Colts put together a successful drive culminating in a Jonathan Taylor touchdown. The attempted two-point conversion failed. Indianapolis took a 19-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Raiders scored in the early minutes of the fourth quarter when Derek Carr found Devante Adams in the end zone for 48 yards and the Raiders third touchdown of the day. Las Vegas would attempt a two-point conversion that failed. The Raiders now had a 20-19 lead with 11:36 left in the game.

To this point Matt Ryan had not thrown for a single touchdown. Derek Carr on the other hand had thrown two touchdowns.

The Colts would take back the lead with 5:07 left on the clock 25-20. This was Matt Ryan’s second rushing touchdown of the game. At the two minute warning the Raiders were in Colt territory 1st and 10 at the 49 Yd. line. Las Vegas drove deep into Colt territory and with 55 seconds on the clock had a 4th and seven. It all came down to one final play for the Raiders. An attempted pass from Carr to Adams failed and Indianapolis came away with the win 25-20. Las Vegas had fallen to a dismal 2-7.

The Raiders waited far too long to get this game going. They had a terrible first half and came on strong in the second half but had to play from behind for much of the second half. It was just too little too late.

They had every opportunity to close out this game in the final minute but could not get any offense going. Carr finished with 248 yards passing with two touchdowns, Josh Jacobs had 78 rushing yards and one touchdown, Devante Adams finished with 126 receiving yards and one touchdown.

Next week the Raiders take on the Broncos in Denver a very tough stadium to manage. The atmosphere alone makes winning a challenge. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:05 PM PT.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders turn up the heat on Broncos get first win of season 32-23 at Allegiant

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) is exuberant after getting a first down against the Denver Broncos defense at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Oct 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Rich lots of help came from the Las Vegas Raiders (1-3) running back Josh Jacobs who ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns to help defeat the Denver Broncos (2-2) 32-23 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas today.

#2 Talk about how Raider quarterback Derek Carr who moved the ball in the red zone and how he was able to execute this afternoon against the Denver defense.

#3 For Carr a busy afternoon passing the ball throwing for 21-34 for 188 yards and although he didn’t get any touchdowns he didn’t throw interceptions either.

#4 The Raiders were able to hold back the Broncos offense and quarterback Russell Wilson 17-25 for 237 yards and two touchdowns.

#5 After today’s win the Raiders are asking if your ready for some football as they head to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City next week as they face the Chiefs and quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Monday Night Football.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders Carr putting out all he has just coming up short: Vegas hoping to get first win Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) goes over strategy with head coach Josh McDaniels as back up quarterback Jarrett Stidham (3) looks on at Nissan Stadium in Nashville against the Tennessee Titans Sun Sep 25, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich just how much were the Tennessee Titans (1-2) and quarterback Ryan Tannehill prepared for the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday?

#2 Tannehill went 19-27 for 264 yards and one touchdown, one interception. Tannehill looked sharp over the Las Vegas defense.

#3 Second quarter Raiders defense couldn’t get to Tannehill or running back Derrick Henry who carried 20 times for 85 yards and scored a touchdown.

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who started went 26-44 for 303 yards, two touchdowns, and threw for one interception but the Raiders fell short by a conversion 24-22.

#5 Next up for the Raiders they host the Denver Broncos at Allegiant Stadium can the Raiders defense shutdown the Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson and company?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: McDaniels confident with 53 man roster going into opening day

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels on the sidelines during Sun Aug 14, 2022 against the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony, pre season football is over and it looks like Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has all the confidence going into opening day on Sun Sep 11 and confidence in his 53 man roster.

#2 The Raiders goal for this year is to put two consecutive post seasons together and McDaniels wants to make the Raiders a contending post season team.

#3 Tony, talk about how the addition of wide receiver Davante Adams will impact the passing game and how he will be a favorite target of quarterback Derek Carr’s.

#4 Tony, talk about the offensive line and Alex Leatherwood was released by after being selected 17th and left tackle Kolton Miller didn’t play in any pre season games and there appears to be no future replacement for him and the worry is the offensive line might not be there inspite of the Raiders running and passing game.

#5 The Los Angeles Chargers are noted for their offense and quarterback Justin Herbert whose precise throws could spoil an NFL team’s afternoon on any given Sunday. Will he and receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams be Chargers that the Raiders defensive line need to key in on this Sunday.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Gruden says he’s a good church going person should he be forgiven or stay banished?

Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden talks to his players when they were formerly in Oakland at the old Alameda practice facility on Tue Apr 24, 2018 (AP News file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Former Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden says he feels shameful for the emails that he sent that were racist, anti-gay and misogynistic to former Washington Commanders team president Bruce Allen.

#2 Gruden said he’s a good church going father of three boys and has been married for 31 years and still loves football and would like another shot at working in the NFL again adding he hopes for forgiveness and wants another shot.

#3 Gruden has a lawsuit against the NFL saying the NFL ruined his career by making his emails public. Out of 650,000 emails that the NFL confiscated in it’s investigation of the Commanders only Gruden’s emails were made public and Gruden is suing the league for being singled out.

#4 Turning the Raiders as they prepare to meet the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sun Sep 11. Talk about Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert who has more touchdowns against opposing teams in the NFL except the Raiders who he’ll face next week.

#5 Will the Raiders continue to put the pressure on Herbert and can they keep him running all day?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Leatherwood cut ‘didn’t improve technique’; Drake picked up by Ravens; plus more news

Former Las Vegas Raiders 2021 first round offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood was cut from the Raiders this week (file photo

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich in what the Raiders are calling a disappointing start the Raiders are waiving their 2021 first round draft pick offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels has been shaking it up regarding players from the former head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock era.

#2 Leatherwood started at the tackle position during pre season under McDaniels. Under McDaniels he felt Leatherwood didn’t improve his technique to keep his job in Vegas.

#3 What’s that old NFL saying Rich about one team’s castaways is another team’s treasures. The Baltimore Ravens acquired running back Kenyan Drake from the Raiders. The Raiders were loaded with running back but the Ravens were looking to boost up a much needed running back group. Drake last season with the Raiders 545 yards for two touchdowns.

#4 Rich, get this wide receiver Devante Adams says he doesn’t want to hang out with quarterback Derek Carr just to look cute but he’s here to win a Super Bowl trophy how impactful are the Raiders expecting Adams to be this season.

#5 Raiders get this season underway this coming Sun Sep 11 against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. Rich just to get your evaluation of Chargers starting quarterback Justin Herbert and how the Raiders defensive line will try to limit his throwing time.

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Just win baby Raiders go perfect in pre season; Vegas defeats New England 23-6

Las Vegas Raiders running back Zamir White (35) celebrates with guard John Simpson (76) after a touchdown run during the first half against the visiting New England Patriots at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Fri Aug 26, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the podcast with Rich:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders completed their first undefeated pre season in the franchise history going 4-0.

#2 Rich talks about the quarterbacking of third stringer Chase Garbers and second stringer and back up quarterback Jarett Stidham. Garbers threw for 12-22 for 141 yards and Stidham went 4-6 and 72 yards.

#3 The Raiders offensive plan was effective scoring three times out of four possessions. Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels had his game plan working on both sides of the ball.

#4 The receivers are going to be exciting with Keelan Cole 3 receptions for 48 yards, Tyron Johnson one reception for 45 yards, Jesper Horsted two receptions and 35 yards.

#5 The Raiders open up their regular season at So Fi Stadium in Los Angeles against the Los Angeles Chargers. Can the Raiders live up to their pre season performance and carry it over to opening week on Sun Sep 11?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Tough drills for Patriots with Raiders in today’s practice; plus more Raiders news

Miami Dolphins linebacker Duke Riley (45) tackles Las Vegas Raiders running back Kenyan Drake (23) during the first half of Sat Aug 20, 2022 pre season game at US Bank Stadium in Miami (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 The idea of having NFL teams facing each other in practice drills has to be a given that friction will be no doubt. That’s what happened in today’s practice between the visiting New England Patriots and the Las Vegas Raiders in Las Vegas today.

#2 The Patriots no doubt were trying to impress their old offensive coach Josh McDaniels but it just wasn’t working on all cylinders for the Pats. On the 11on 11 scrimmages the Pats had only four positive plays in 18 attempts.

#3 Rich looking back on the Raiders last game against the Miami Dolphins they were down towards the stretch 13-12 but as all good teams do the Raiders came back with a fourth quarter touchdown and pulled off a 15-12 win. It might be pre season but the Raiders are 3-0 going into Friday night’s game against the Patriots.

#4 Rich, do you see quarterback Derek Carr getting some snaps in the fourth and final pre season game against the Patriots. Will coach McDaniels want to take a look at what Carr can do before the regular season gets started.

#5 Running back Kenyan Drake said in an interview with AP that the Raiders had no more room in the back field and that the 28 running back will be moving on. Drake was told personally in a phone call by Raiders general manager Dave Zeigler. Drake said that he appreciated the respect of the call from Zeigler.

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