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

Las Vegas Raiders post game report: Carlson boots winner gets Raiders closer to playoff spot; Vegas defeats Indianapolis 23-20

#2 Daniel Carlson of the Las Vegas Raiders is jubilant after booting a 33 yard field goal to get the Raiders a three point win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis Sun Jan 2, 2022 (AP News photo)

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

In a game that went right down to the wire the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) when Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson exhibited closing seconds heroics once again when he booted a 33 yard field goal with the score tied at 20-20 at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis to defeat the Colts (9-7) on Sunday afternoon.

The Raider had a touchdown that was called back on a TV replay reversal and lost a touchdown on an unfortunate play which were the only two turnovers of the game. For quarterback Derek Carr went 24-31 for 255 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The Raiders who won the game by three also took a three point half time lead at the half 13-10. It was Carr towards the end of the game that got Carlson good field position to boot the game winning field goal a win that takes the Raiders one step closer to getting into the post season.

With the win over the Colts on Sunday the Raiders picked up their third straight win, the Raiders have won games by three or less points during the three game streak with a win over the Cleveland Browns 16-14 on Mon Dec 20, a 17-13 win against the Denver Broncos on Sun Dec 26, and Sunday’s thriller in Indianapolis 23-20.

Carr was saying the Raiders are finding ways to rally and make late comebacks. Although the Raiders when facing the Browns, Broncos and Colts made those close comebacks it’s the coming back from behind the making of a good football team, “We’re finding a way to do it because we have the right kind of guys and there’s never been a doubt, there’s never a finger pointed, you know, at this or that, and this coach is not there, and all this kind nobody cares.” Carr told the AP.

The Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) next Sun Jan 9th a 1:25 pm PST kick off for the last regular season game. The Chargers who have won five of their last nine games blew out the Broncos Sunday 34-13 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

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

Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: NHL announces no NHL players at the Olympics; U Conn women not in top 10 first time in 16 yrs; plus more

The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to not have players attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics scheduled between Feb 5-22 and will make up postponed games during that time as announced Tue Dec 21, 2021 (image from Vegas Hockey Now)

On the Headlines podcast with Jessica:

#1 Jessica tonight we start with the NHL calling for this week’s leaguewide shutdown which was announced on Monday due to the positive coronavirus outbreak that has ten NHL teams facilities already shut before the shutdown was announced.

#2 The Holiday break was announced two days earlier and the NHL isn’t schedule to be back until Monday. Five games scheduled for Thursday has been postponed a total 50 games postponed this season.

#4 The NHLPA and the NHL have come to an agreement that no players will be participating in the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics Feb 5-22. The NHL with it’s massive Coronvirus outbreak and travel between Canada and the US has been banned the NHL decided to not send players to Beijing. The NHL will use those dates to make up games that are currently postponed.

#3 Jessica, in women’s college basketball the U Conn Huskies 16 year steak of being in the top 10 is over. The Huskies lost to Louisville and dropped four places in the AP poll on Monday dropping to 11th. The last time the Huskies were in 11th place was back on Mar 7, 2005.

#4 Monday was also another brutal day for the NFL as 47 players were put on the Covid 19 list a record for one day since the pandemic began in 2020. Some of the 47 keynote players in the Covid 19 quarantine are Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa and Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff.

#5 New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones will be out for the rest of the season with a sprained neck injury. According the Giants head coach Joe Judge doctor recommended that Jones sit out the remaining three games this season after scans showed the extent of Jones’ neck injuries.

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

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Will coach Gruden lose his job over racial email slur regarding NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden (left) says he’s sorry about the email he sent July 2011 to former Washington Football Team president Bruce Allen saying NFLPA Executive director Maurice Smith (right) “has lips the size of Michellin tires” (photo from Sports Illustrated)

On the Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez:

#1 Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden it was uncovered sent decade old email to former team president of the Washington Football Team Bruce Allen on July 2011 Gruden was a ESPN analyst at the time. The players’ union voted against the collective bargaining agreement setting Gruden off against Union Chief DeMaurice Smith emailing Allen saying ““Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of michellin [sic] tires.” 

#2 The email turned up as the NFL is conducting an investigation on discrimination by the Washington Football Team and Gruden had said he was sorry while being interviewed by the Wall Street Journal saying he meant “Rubber lips” meaning people who are lying.

#3 The NFL condemned the email saying, We condemn the statement and regret any harm that its publication may inflict on Mr. Smith or anyone else.” The NFL did not go onto say what steps if any there would be about the Gruden email.

#4 Rich, It’s too soon to say but how much something like this could be a distraction for the players, assistant coaches, and organization as the Raiders try and prepare for Sunday’s game against Chicago in Las Vegas?

#5 Rich, the Bears are coming off a ten point win against the Detroit Lions 24-14 from last Sunday their starting Justin Fields who threw for 209 yards, no touchdowns and one interception. The Raiders are coming off a 14 point loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. Tell us how you see this Sunday’s match up.

Rich Perez does the Las Vegas Raiders podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders will depend on Jacobs ground game as Barber out with turf toe; plus more

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs seen holding helmet during warm ups against the New England Patriots on Sep 27, 2020 will getting more reps against the Chicago Bears Sun Oct 10, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News file photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Tony how running back Josh Jacobs came back last week against the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacobs carried for 40 yards averaging 3.1 yards how important was his return knowing his potential.

#2 Tony, running back Peyton Barber is has minor turf toe, will an injury like this keep Barber out for some time. Tests showed no fracture, Barber is still going through tests to see how to proceed.

#3 The Chargers proved to be a formable opponent last Sunday when they opened the first half with a 21-0 lead. Seeing the Raiders defense let down was this just one bad game for the defense or is this a concern for head coach Jon Gruden.

#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr couldn’t get much offense he and the Raiders couldn’t get on the scoreboard for the first, second and third quarters but scored 14 in the third quarter. How concerned will Carr have to be trying to score on the Chicago Bears this Sunday?

#5 Tony the Bears got a ten point 24-14 win over the Detroit Lions last Sunday now their at 2-2 .500 and Bears quarterback Justin Fields 11-17 for 209 he threw for no touchdowns and one interception but got help from his running backs and receivers.

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

Chargers expose some flaws in Raiders defense winning 28-14

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Tevaughn Campbell can’t make the catch after the Las Vegas Raiders defenseman Hunter Renfrow breaks up the play during first half action at So Fi Stadium in Carson on Monday Night Football Oct 4, 2021 (AP News photo)

Chargers expose some flaws in Raiders defense winning 28-14

By Rich Perez

Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

Sports Radio Service

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert threw three touchdowns versus the Raiders leading the Chargers to a 28-14 win over the rival Las Vegas Raiders. The rivalry which has been going on for many many years started as Oakland versus San Diego.

Today of course it is Las Vegas versus Los Angeles. Regardless the Raiders slipped into So Cal slipping a few times. All happening in the new So Fi Stadium Stadium in Carson. The rivalry which has been going on for many , many years started as Oakland versus San Diego.

Today of course it is Las Vegas versus Los Angeles. Regardless the Raiders slipped into So-fi Stadium with an undefeated record. For a while the Raiders hung in there …but Jared Cook broke free over the middle and Justin Herbert hit the former Raider tight end with a touchdown pass.

That lead the Chargers to three more scores. Derek Carr did a pretty good job today but wasn’t effective when the Raiders needed it. The simply could not get into the end zone when they needed to …and as often as they needed too.

The Chargers QB Justin Herbert took advantage of every opportunity and scored. Winning the game 28-14. The Raiders prepare to play former LB Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears back in Las Vegas this Sun Oct 10, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium.

Rich Perez Las Vegas Raiders beat writer

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Raiders need to defend against Chargers Herbert passing game

Los Angeles Chargers Justin Herbert runs off the field after the conclusion of the Chargers game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sun Sep 26, 2021. Herbert threw four touchdowns against the Chiefs. (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast:

#1 The Raiders just got by the Miami Dolphins in their last game outscoring the Dolphins in the first half 14-12 and got a come back lead in the second half even though the Dolphins outscored the Raiders 13-11 in the second half the Raiders edged Miami 31-28.

#2 The Raiders quarterback Derek Carr threw 26-43 for 386 yards and and two touchdowns which was enough for the Raiders three point win.

#3 Carr had a keep and also on a give to running back Peyton Barber carried for 111 yards and one touchdown.

#4 The Raiders head to the Southland to face the Los Angeles Chargers who had such a great game against the Kansas City Chiefs who are the team to beat with a 30-24 six point win.

#5 Rich how much will the Raiders need to defend against Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert who threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns against a tough Chiefs defense.

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

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: McCoy suspended six games for PED; Raiders prepare for Chargers on Monday Night Football

Oakland Raiders lineman Gerald McCoy (93) is carted off for a knee injury and will miss the rest of the season McCoy was tested positive for performance enhancers and is suspended for six games (8 News Now still photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, calling it an honest mistake Raiders lineman Gerald McCoy said that the performance enhancing drug he took was to “help with scar tissue and tendon strength from a previous injury.” McCoy test positive for performance enhancers and was suspended for six games.

#2 McCoy is on the injured list with a knee injury and will out for the rest of the season. He can serve the suspension while on the injured list which will allow him to return to camp next July next year.

#3 On the narrow victory by the Raiders over the Miami Dolphins 31-28 at Allegiant down 14-12 at the half the Raiders were able to outscore the Dolphins in the second half and overtime 19-12.

#4 Rich, Talk about quarterback Derek Carr whose receivers caught 50% of his throws 26-43 for 386 yards and two touchdowns. How impressive was his day throwing against Miami.

#5 The Raiders prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers for Monday Night Football. The Chargers just edged the Kansas City Chiefs in their last game 30-24 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City. The Chargers quarterback Justin Hebert threw 26-38, 281 yards but the biggest number of the day was Hebert was able to throw four touchdowns against the Chiefs.

Rich Perez filled in for Tony Renteria. Join Tony for the Raiders podcasts each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com