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.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is jubilant after throwing a second half touchdown to wide receiver Hunter Renfrow at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Sun Sep 26, 2021 (AP News photo)
Raiders overcome tough start, get 31-28 win over Dolphins now 3-0
By Rich Perez
Las Vegas Raiders beat writer Sports Radio Service
LAS VEGAS- The Raiders overcame a bad start and came out victorious in a tough game with the Miami Dolphins.
John Gruden had to be frustrated in the first half after Miami took a commanding lead in the ball game.
Derek Carr unceremoniously threw an interception while falling backwards that led to a Miami touchdown by the linebackers rolling down the field, Uncontested.
The second half had the Raiders really brewing up a comeback by coming out of a half wanting to seek and destroy a new game attitude, knowing they were at home , knowing that they were up against a second string quarterback in Jacoby Brissett.
Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards ,the dynamic duo with the Raiders ,have really been shining the last few weeks and they did just that again on Sunday. Both helped the Raiders on key drives to secure the victory.
RB Corp of Kenyan Drake and Payton Barber also did well in covering for Josh Jacobs who was out with a toe injury.
The Raiders also added a Dolphins safety as the first of the year for the team.
Next up the Raiders face a very strong challenge with the Los Angeles Chargers in So Cal. Suddenly the Chargers have become a strong contender in the west with new 2nd year quarterback Herbert at the helm and a key win in KC.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is laid out by the Buffalo Bills defensive end AJ Espenesa (57) in a first half play that resulted in Tagovailoa breaking his ribs at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sun Sep 19, 2021 (AP News photo)
#1 Las Vegas Raiders (2-0) go for their third straight win this time they host the struggling Miami Dolphins (1-1) the Dolphins are coming off a crushing defeat to the Buffalo Bills on their own home field in Miami 35-0 and they’ve got quarterback problems their starter Tua Tagovailoa is benched for Sunday’s game because of rib injuries.
#2 The Dolphins threw quarterback Jacoby Brissett last Sunday against the Bills but Brissett and the Dolphins offense were shutout with Brissett getting plenty of opportunities to throw but just not executing in the end zone going 24-40 for 169 yards and an interception. How do you see Brissett against the Raiders defensive line on Sunday.
#3 The Raiders put the hurt to the Steel Curtain last Sunday in Pittsburgh as the Steelers were mounting injuries including to quarterback Joe Roethlisberger who the Raider defense were able to handle and allow him to throw just one touchdown.
#4 Raiders quarterback Derek Carr went 28-37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns Rich talk about how he was able to move out of the pocket and got a win at Heinz Field last week 26-17.
#5 The Raiders defense has made the difference in their first two games how do you see them sizing up against a struggling Dolphins offense who were shutout last week in Buffalo but just got by the New England Patriots in week 1, 17-16.
Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) walks off the field after the Raiders defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sun Sep 19, 2021 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (AP News photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:
#1 Tony, just wanted to get your thoughts about the Raiders signing offensive tackle Jackson Barton who was on the New York Giants practice squad. Jackson is valuable considering all the injuries that the Raiders have sustained in weeks 1 & 2.
#2 Tony, just discussing Jackson’s experience he played for the Giants and the Kansas City Chiefs and was a 2019 seventh round draft pick in 2019 from the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Jon Gruden is expecting and depending on big things from Jackson this Sunday in against Miami.
#3 The Raiders are coming off a rather convincing win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday at Heinz Field. Was that win just a matter of great game preparation and hard hitting or the Steelers had so many injuries that they couldn’t withstand the Raiders.
#4 Tony, talk about guard Richie Incognito and his calf injury how much will the Raiders need him on Sunday do you see him returning from last week’s injury this Sunday?
#5 Tony last week Derek Carr threw 28 for 37 for 382 yards and two touchdowns. Carr goes against a struggling Miami defense who were crushed by the Buffalo Bills last Sunday 35-0 on their home field in Miami. This next game is to be played in Vegas talk about how you see this match up between the Dolphins and Raiders.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has 24 hours to test negative before being allowed back before Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after testing positive (USA Today file photo)
On NFL Headlines with Tony R:
#1 Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu has been put on the Covid 19 list after testing positive. In what some call a breakthrough case Mathieu had been vaccinated. While the Chiefs have three other safeties at their disposal Mathieu has 24 hours to test asymptomatic twice within that period to be eligible for Sun Sep 12 game against the Cleveland Browns.
#2 Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard said that everybody should get vaccinated. Ballard talked about his players who are not vaccinated. Quarterback Carson Wentz, center Ryan Kelly, and receiver Zach Pascal came into a Colts staff member who was positive and all three have been place on the Covid 19 list.
#3 Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has received the confidence of Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Tagovailoa has been floated as a possible trade to the Houston Texans and has said he does appreciate the support from Flores.
#4 Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Moriota is set to receive $10 million this season just to sit on the bench as a back up behind starter Derek Carr. Moriota could have got a deal worth up to $20 million plus incentives but will stay in Vegas as no other team is will to pay that price and the Raiders would like to wait to restructure Moriota’s contract.
#5 The San Francisco 49ers quarterback situation has been the all the talk as head coach Kyle Shanahan plans to start quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and insert back up Trey Lance in mid series plays. It did throw the Raiders off in last Sunday’s pre season game it could do the same in the regular season.
Former Buffalo Bills cheerleader Maria Pinzone (left) director/producer for the film “Women’s work” Yu Gu (center) and former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields (right) are all are working on the film documentary about NFL cheerleader wage exploitation (photo from sports.yahoo.com)
On Headline Sports with London:
#1 In a NFL cheerleading documentary featuring wage exploitation against former NFL cheerleaders, former Buffalo Bills Cheerleader Maria Pinzone who is the lead plaintiff in the case against the NFL and former cheerleader Oakland Raiders cheerleader Lacy Thibodeaux-Fields is working with Yu Gu director/producer for the documentary “Women’s Work” which shows how the NFL underpaid it’s cheerleaders for many unpaid hours of work.
#2 The Buffalo Bills (13-3) made easy work of the Miami Dolphins(10-6) 56-26. Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 224 yards and three touchdowns. Bills back up quarterback Matt Barkley also threw for 164 yards and one touchdown. The Bills will host the Indianapolis Colts this Sunday for the first round of the playoffs.
#3 The Baltimore Ravens (11-5) got a rather convincing win over the Cincinnati Bengals (4-11-1) 38-3. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Jackson has had quite a season for the Ravens. The Ravens play in Tennessee this Sunday.
#4 Cleveland Browns (11-5) got a two point win over the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-22. The Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 196 yards and a touchdown. The Steelers finished their season at 12-4 how much have they’ve missed starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The two teams meet again in Pittsburgh for a special edition of Sunday Night Football playoffs.
#5 London talk about Minnesota Vikings (7-9) quarterback Kirk Cousins afternoon against the Detroit Lions (5-11) with a close 37-35 win. Cousins threw for 405 yards and three touchdowns he had to be that good to get by the Lions last Sunday.
The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and the Raiders will be practicing holding onto the ball all week as they prepare for the Denver Broncos for Sun Jan 3, 2021’s game at Empower Field in Denver (fanical.com/denver-broncos/watching file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Barbara Mason:
#1 Narrow game the Miami Dolphins come out ahead of the Las Vegas Raiders on Saturday night’s game 26-25. The loss drops the Raiders from making the post season.
#2 The Raiders held a 13-6 first half lead but Raiders quarterback Derek Carr just couldn’t execute the Raiders offense in the red zone.
#3 Considering that Carr was supposed to be out ten to 14 weeks but started the game on Saturday and played the Dolphins defense to a close second half as well 20-12 but couldn’t get anymore on the scoreboard than they could would you consider Carr’s staying in the game miraculous within itself?
#4 Carr threw for 336 yards and a touchdown, considering the groin injury he was coming off playing that close of a game against the Dolphins spoke volumes about Carr’s drive to win this game.
#5 The Raiders go up next against the Denver Broncos this Sun Jan 3rd to ring in the New Year. The Broncos are coming off a 19-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday. The Broncos have lost three of their last four games. This is the Raiders last game of the season how do you see this match up this Sunday.
The Las Vegas Raiders Derek Carr (4) drops back to throw against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sep 23, 2018. Carr got to start against Miami after being listed as injured for 10-14 weeks in today’s game at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas Sat Dec 26, 2020. (mercurynews.com file photo)
On the Raiders podcast with Superbowl Wayne:
#1 When Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and the Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa started against each other on Saturday at Allegiant Stadium in Vegas it was a surprise come back of sorts for Carr who was expected to be out some ten to 14 weeks.
#2 At St Louis High School in Honolulu Raider back up quarterback Marcus Mariota mentored Tua as a fourth grade quarterback while he was throwing with the high school kids.
#3 Tua said he never forgot the opportunity that Mariota allowed him as a fourth grader to come throw with the high school players it’s a memory Tua won’t forget and said Mariota is a humble guy and a hard worker.
#4 Superbowl your from Honolulu and your familiar with St Louis school in Honolulu it’s a special place for Mariota and Tua with long football ties to their early days there. They nearly opposed each other tonight for Sunday Night Football but Carr was feeling a lot better it would have been the first time two quarterbacks would have met from Hawaii had Mariota and Tua if they were to have started against each other.
#5 The Dolphins come in at 9-5 and the Raiders 7-7. The Raiders are coming of a tough Thursday Night Football loss to the Los Angeles Chargers 30-27 and the Dolphins are coming off a big win over the New England Patriots 22-12 last Sunday set this game up for us.
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?
The New York Jets defense was full of surprises last Sunday against the Buffalo Bills holding Buffalo to only 18 points despite losing 18-10 (photo from syracuse.com)
On Headline Sports with Jessica:
#1 The New York Jets (0-7) are the laughing stock of the City of New York but yet the Jets head coach Adam Gase says he has a game plan each week. Last Sunday might have been their best game although they lost 18-10 to the Buffalo Bills (5-2) in terms of playing a good defensive game.
#2 The Las Vegas Raiders (3-3) were coming into last Sunday’s game with lots of confidence they were coming off a close seven point loss to the Buffalo on Oct 8th, then the following week Oct 11th they dominated the Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) in KC, had a restful bye week on Sun 18 but got raked at home by the Tampa Bay Bucs (5-2) 45-20 behind Bucs quarterback Tom Brady’s four touchdown afternoon.
#3 The San Francisco 49ers (4-3) who lost two tough games against two teams who were struggling the Miami Dolphins (3-3) and the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) but came but strong against the Rams (5-2) and Patriots (2-4) for two straight wins. The 49ers face the Seattle Seahawks (5-1) looking at the NFC West that’s a real tough division to win games in as the 49ers head to Seattle this Sunday.
#4 The other day Dallas Cowboys (2-5) owner Jerry Jones was on live radio at 105.5 The Fan and told the host to “shut up a moment and let me answer” after he felt he was being interrupted by the host. How much of that is frustration out of losing quarterback Dak Prescott for the season and having lost to Washington 25-3 last Sunday?
#5 The Houston Texans (5-1) announced on Wednesday that they have closed their training facility due to a positive Covid-19 test from second-year offensive guard Max Scharping . The Texans said that the facility will remain closed for deep cleaning and they will take advantage of the bye week on Nov 1st and test players and get the facility ready for their next game Nov 8th against the Jaguars (1-6) in Jacksonville.