Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders licking wounds from week 1; Vegas preparing for Arizona in Sunday’s home opener

The Kansas City Chiefs kept the pressure up on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) here is Murray after one of the Chiefs sacks on Sun Sep 11, 2022 in Glendale. The Raiders host the Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Sep 18, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast:

#1 Rich, how much would you say that the Los Angeles Chargers defense played a role in keeping the Raiders out of the end zone and protected the lead all the way as the Raiders closed within five points at the end.

#2 Devante Adams just couldn’t carry the Raiders on his back on offense Adams for the afternoon caught ten passes, for 141 yards and one touchdown.

#3 Rich talk about that second quarter that the Chargers had they scored twice and the Raiders didn’t have an answer in that quarter how concerned did Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels have to be during that quarter.

#4 Rich did it appear to you that Raider quarterback Derek Carr had enough time to throw and help get the Raiders the lead?

#5 The Raiders host the Arizona Cardinals this Sun Sep 18th at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas for week 2. The Cardinals took a tough loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Glendale 44-21 a lopsided affair. The Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray threw for 193 yards, went 22 for 34 and two touchdowns.

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Raiders fall short in last ditch 4th quarter effort 24-19 to Chargers in Inglewood

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Devante Adams (left) goes airborne after making a catch and is caught up with Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Asante Adams Jr (26) in the second half. SoFi Stadium in Inglewood (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

After tying the game in the first quarter 3-3 the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers battled throughout the contest on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood. It had been nine years since Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Devante Adams had played together since college.

Carr hit Adams for an 11 yard pass on the opening drive of the game. It turned out that Adams would be Carr’s favorite target all afternoon throwing to Adams for five completions. Despite Carr and Adams hooking up the Raiders defense couldn’t hold the line in the second quarter as the Chargers scored 14 points.

“We did some good things,” Carr said. “There’s also some things that him and I, we were just talking about in the locker room, the way I see it, the way he sees it, and we’re trying to make that better. So yeah, we had production, but I think that we can be better, and so does he.”

It was a great afternoon for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert had who went 26-34 threw for three touchdowns for 279 yards throwing to wide receivers DeAndre Carter and Gerald Everett.

The Raiders have their work cut out for them as they return to Las Vegas on Sun Sep 18th at Allegiant Stadium to host the Arizona Cardinals and Kyler Murray. The Cardinals have more a will to win after they got beat 44-21 by quarterback Pat Mahomes and the Kansas Chiefs in Glendale. Murray went 22-34, 193 yards and two touchdowns and was relieved by back up quarterback Trace McSorley after the game became lopsided.

Rich Perez is a Raiders beat writer and does the Raiders podcasts Wednesdays and Fridays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Adams looking forward to seeing how team chemistry works this Sunday in LA

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Devante Adams takes a selfie with Allegiant Stadium fans in Las Vegas on Fri Aug 26, 2022 in a game against the New England Patriots during pre season action. Devante met with the press on Wednesday and talked about his hopes for the 2022 season. (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Devante Adams said that the team is curious to see what they have out on the field since the pre season process is behind them and opening day in Los Angeles is in front of them.

#2 Adams said that it’s not going to be a dice roll and the team hasn’t been there together yet so there is measure of chemistry and Adams said he’s looking forward to seeing what the team can do this Sunday in LA.

#3 Adams said that he was excited about getting that jersey dirty and wearing the silver and black is an honor and it’ll be fun out there.

#4 Adams talked about the offense and that with the personnel that they have it’s hard not to be balanced. Adams said based on who the team plays on any given Sunday it won’t be the same but Adams said there is a lot of versatility with the running backs and receivers.

#5 The Raiders face division rival the Los Angeles Chargers knowing what quarterback Justin Herbert can do with an offense talk about how the Raiders defense can keep him under pressure this Sunday?

Rich Perez does the Las Vegas Raiders podcasts Fridays or Saturdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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.

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

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?

Join Rich Perez for the Raiders podcasts following each home and away game at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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 nfl.com)

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.

Join Rich for the Raiders podcasts Wednesdays and after Raiders home and away games at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: How Carr and Raiders will approach Chargers for week 1 on Sunday

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) tunes up at the Raiders practice camp on Tue Aug 23, 2022. Carr has said he’s ready to go under center Sun Sep 11, 2022 for the opening game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SOFI Stadium in Los Angeles (AP file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony wanted to get an idea how you see Raiders quarterback Derek Carr for opening day against the the Los Angeles Chargers for this Sun Sep 11th?

#2 Raiders quarterbacks Chase Garbers and Jarrett Stidham shared quarterback duties last Friday at Allegiant Stadium. Garbers was 12-22 for 141 yards and Stidham 4-6 for 72 yards.

#3 Tony, talk about the role Stidham and how he supports and backs up starter Derek Carr going into this 2022 season?

#4 At running back Brittan Brown carried 11 times for 28 yards and a touchdown and Austin Walter six carries for 20 yards and no touchdowns in last Friday’s game.

#5 Opening day this Sunday as the Raiders kickoff the regular season against the the Chargers. Chargers always a tough customer how do you see these two team battling in interdivision AFC West football this Sunday?

Join Tony for the Raiders podcasts Mondays or Tuesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Raiders Carlson does it again boots Vegas into post season defeat Chargers 35-32 in OT

Los Angeles Chargers free safety Derwin James Jr (33) puts pressure on the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) as he gets a pass away at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Sun Jan 9, 2022 in the final regular season game of 2021-22 (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson booted a 47 yard field goal right as time ran out in overtime against the Los Angeles Chargers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to help defeat the Chargers 35-32. It was the fourth consecutive win for the Raiders and the fourth straight game the Raiders won by three or less points.

This one really counted big as the win puts the Raiders into the post season the Raiders needed to win this final game of the regular season to advance to post season. The win eliminates the Chargers and helps the Pittsburgh Steelers advance to post season as well.

The Raiders who were down at one time in the game 17-0 came back on Los Angeles converting scores on fourth down ending up overtaking the Chargers 29-22. The Chargers made a last few seconds of the fourth quarter come back of their own when quarterback Justin Herbert threw a 12 yard pass to receiver Mike Williams to tie up the game 29-29 and force it into overtime.

The Raiders and Chargers proceeded to hit field goals to make it stay knotted up at 32-32. Carlson came in and got field position in the closing seconds of overtime to hit a 47 yarder and put the Raiders in the post season with the 35-32 win. Ironically Carlson was this week’s AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 20-36 for 186 yards, and two touchdowns. The Raiders got help from their wide receiver Hunter Renfrow who caught two touchdown passes and running back Josh Jacobs carried 26 times and picked up 132 yards and a touchdown.

The Raiders prior to winning these last four in a row had lost five out of six previous to that run. The Raiders had dealt with plenty of adversity, having their former coach Jon Gruden forced to resign over racist and misogynistic emails, then wide receiver Henry Ruggs III DUI manslaughter charge in killing Tina Tintor in a drunken driving charge slamming into Tintor’s car killing her and her dog, then Damon Arnette who was released from the team for taking a video of himself carrying a automatic weapon with a scope and making threats to kill a fan on social media. In spite of all of these off field distractions the Raiders persevered and weathered the storm to make the post season.

Rich Perez does the Raiders podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders and Chargers don’t bet the house on either one

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr prepares to throw a pass against the Denver Broncos on Sun Dec 26, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News file photo)

On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Rich, It’s going to be razer close but the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) who are on a three game win streak have worked hard enough to be one win away from making the post season as they host the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) on Sunday Night Football.

#2 The Raiders have three close games to win games like that take a lot of breaks and and come backs how much do you attribute that to the offense of defense.

#3 Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson wins the AFC Special Teams player of the week award. Carlson who booted a winning kick against the Indianapolis Colts last Sun Jan 2 for a 23-20 win in the closing seconds. Carlson was key in wins against the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos in the two previous weeks. Without him they don’t get this far.

#4 Rich, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had to find daylight and get help from his running back but was intercepted twice. Josh Jacobs who carried for a touchdown. Carr was 24 for 31 for 255 yards, one touchdown. It all counted in the close game against the Colts how much has Carr meant under center in a game like that.

#5 The Chargers have been .500 ball winning five of their last five, they handled the Denver Broncos in their last game with a 34-13 win. Broncos quarterback started again as starter Teddy Bridgewater is not likely to return any time soon after put on concussion protocols. Broncos back up quarterback Drew Lock started against the Chargers and couldn’t do anything against the Chargers defense. Rich how do you see this match up at Allegiant Stadium between the Chargers and Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

Join Rich Perez each Friday for the Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Could it happen? Raiders one game away from making post season

Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson boots the game winning field goal in the closing seconds against the Indianapolis Colts on Sun Jan 2, 2022 at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. Carlson was elected as the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sports Illustrated photo)

On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast:

#1 Tony, It’s going to be razer close but the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) who are on a three game win streak have worked hard enough to be one win away from making the post season as they host the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) on Sunday Night Football.

#2 The Raiders have three close games to win games like that take a lot of breaks and and come backs how much do you attribute that to the offense of defense.

#3 Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson wins the AFC Special Teams player of the week award. Carlson who booted a winning kick against the Indianapolis Colts last Sun Jan 2 for a 23-20 win in the closing seconds. Carlson was key in wins against the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos in the two previous weeks. Without him they don’t get this far.

#4 Tony, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had to find daylight and get help from his running back but was intercepted twice. Josh Jacobs who carried for a touchdown. Carr was 24 for 31 for 255 yards, one touchdown. It all counted in the close game against the Colts how much has Carr meant under center in a game like that.

#5 The Chargers have been .500 ball winning five of their last five, they handled the Denver Broncos in their last game with a 34-13 win. Broncos quarterback started again as starter Teddy Bridgewater is not likely to return any time soon after put on concussion protocols. Broncos back up quarterback Drew Lock started against the Chargers and couldn’t do anything against the Chargers defense. Tony how do you see this match up at Allegiant Stadium between the Chargers and Raiders on Sunday Night Football.

Join Tony R each Thursday for the Raiders podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com