NFL Playoffs podcast with Dave Zizmor: Can 49ers Purdy take on the league to get to the Superbowl?; Chargers battle Jaguars Saturday; plus more

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy affixes his cap after the 49ers defeated the Las Vegas Raiders on Sun Jan 1, 2023 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. On Sat Jan 14, 2023 at Levi Stadium the 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks for the Wild Card Playoff. (AP News photo)

David talks NFL playoffs and predictions:

#1 Dave, let’s take each scheduled game one at a time, lets start with Saturday’s NFC Wild Card game Seattle and San Francisco.

#2 Next we have game two of the Saturday playoff doubleheader with the Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars.

#3 Four games are scheduled for this Sunday’s playoffs with the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.

#4 New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings is the second game for the afternoon and Tony will give you his prediction.

#5 The Baltimore Ravens are in Cincinnati to face the Bengals a 5:15 kickoff.

#6 Rounding playoff schedule the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers kickoff at 5:15 on Monday Night Football as well Dave who do you like in this one.

David Zizmor filled in for Tony Renteria. Dave takes you through each playoff game during the post season on Tuesday at

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Garoppolo chances are “way outside” say 49ers Shanahan

It was over early for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) after he was sacked and fractured his foot in the first quarter but surgery will not be needed and Garoppolo could be back by the NFC Divisional playoffs (photo by the San Francisco Chronicle)

On the 49ers podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 The good news Dave was 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan said that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo doesn’t need surgery but will need seven to eight weeks to recover from last Sunday’s foot injury the question is can Garoppolo recover and get in the post season?

#2 It was also raised Garoppolo can get back in a best case scenario it could happen during the NFL Divisional playoff weekend which takes place on Jan 21-22.

#3 It’s Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicking off at Levi Stadium against the 49ers. Brady didn’t convert a score in eight series before coming back and scoring for three times to overcome the New Orleans Saints last Sunday 17-16.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Garoppolo out for season foot fractures; Purdy delivers in relief for 49ers

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy (13) and offensive tackle Daniel Brunskill (right) yell at each other saying “How can I be the man when your the man?” after Purdy’s touchdown pass to running back Christian McCaffrey at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sun Dec 4, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 San Francisco 49ers (8-4) back up rookie quarterback Brock Purdy threw for two touchdowns after starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo went down with a left foot injury.

#2 Brock dubbed Mr. Irrelevant was 25-37, 210 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, Marko talk about his mobility under pressure.

#3 The last time Purdy threw was back on week 7 for nine passes against the Kansas City Chiefs in mop up duty for Garoppolo.

#4 Purdy was not intimidated by the Miami Dolphins (8-4) pass rush and got the 49ers on the scoreboard in their first drive by throwing a touchdown pass to Kyle Juszczyk that gave San Francisco a 10-7 lead.

#5 Marko next Sunday it’s Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6) the Bucs have lost four of their last six games it’s been a struggle for Brady. What’s your prediction for this Sunday’s game in Santa Clara.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Injury front improving; How Dolphins and 49ers stack up today

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (left) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (right) match up Sun Dec 4, 2022 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara ( news photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, things are starting to look up on the injury front for the 49ers lets take a few players at a time here and we’ll start with running back Christian McCaffrey (knee) defensive lineman Arik Armstead are both back in practice do you see them getting in Sunday’s game in Santa Clara.

#2 Joe, wide receiver Deebo Samuel joined in practice with helmet and uniform on. Samuel looks pretty anxious to get back in the line up.

#3 However when left tackle Trent Williams slowly walked on the field for practice he went off slowly as he walked on going back to the dressing room as reported by head coach Kyle Shanahan who said that Williams is suffering from back spasms. Williams is listed as questionable for Sunday.

#4 Joe, if Williams is not able to play Colton McKivitz will fill in for Williams. McKivitz filled in for Williams against the Los Angeles Rams on Oct 3rd a game which the 49ers defeated the Rams 24-9.

#5 The Miami Dolphins (8-3) come calling this afternoon at Levi Stadium one of the best teams in the AFC. The 49ers have won four straight at 7-4 and have the home field advantage. It’s Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa matching up against the 49ers Jimmy Garoppolo. Joe what your prediction for the outcome of this contest today.

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Without Mitchell for 2 months how 49ers will cover at running back

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (25) gets tackled after carrying the ball at Levi Stadium on Sun Nov 27, 2022 . Mitchell is out with a chipped knee MCL for the next two months. (photo by the San Francisco Chronicle)

On the 49ers podcast with David Zizmor:

#1 Dave, talk about how the Elijah Mitchell injury (sprained MCL) for two months will impact the 49ers (7-4) at running back.

#2 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel said that former 49ers running back and current Miami Dolphin (8-3) Raheem Mostert needed to be real after Mostert said that the 49ers medical staff mishandled his chipped knee in 2021 injury the 49ers were upset that Mostert decided to go with surgery and miss eight weeks rather finish off the season and get surgery afterward.

#3 Dolphins are hot they are on a five game winning streak and they face the 49ers who are on a current four game win streak it’s the tale of two of the winningest teams in the NFL how do you see this match up at Levi Stadium this Sunday?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: McDaniels wasn’t kidding about rotating the offense

Miami Dolphins cornerback Nik Needham (40) breaks up a pass intended for Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Isaiah Zuber (89) in first half action at Hard Rock Cafe Stadium in Miami on Sat Aug 20, 2022 (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Rich, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels wasn’t fooling around when he said he wanted to get a look at everybody on the offense and did so starting with using all three back up quarterbacks Jarrett Stidham, Nick Mullens, and Chase Garbers.

#2 Rich, Garbers executed what he learned at Cal with a few keepers while under center with two carries for 46 yards.

#3 Zamir White Raiders running back carried five times for eight yards and a touchdown he’s looking to break in the line up.

#4 For the Raiders wide receivers Jesper Horsted and Keelan Cole led in carries with three didn’t score a touchdown but McDaniels got them some looks while on the run.

#5 Rich last pre season game will be at Allegiant Stadium on this Fri Aug 26th there is little doubt that McDaniels will get quarterback Derek Carr a few snaps in that one just before the regular season starts.

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Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Flores left millions on table won’t drop lawsuit; Packers Rogers hedging Adams staying on whether he’ll stay or not; plus more

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross (left) and Dolphins former coach Brian Flores walk off the field after a loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Miami on Oct 24, 2022 (AP News photo)

On Headlines Sports podcast with Jessica:

#1 Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that he declined to sign a separation notice after leaving the Dolphins that would have silenced him from speaking out about the team discriminating by firing him. Flores by not singing the separation notice left millions of dollars behind but it also freed him up to speak out against the Dolphins firing him.

#2 Green Bay Packers Aaron Rogers quarterback said that he’s not sure if he’s returning next season. One of the key things that could keep Rogers in Green Bay is if the Packers sign wide receiver Devante Adams. Adams is to become a free agent in March and a lot hinges on Adams coming back to keep Rogers in Green Bay.

#3 In the MLB lockout negotiations the players union agreed to go down from 80% to 75% of the players that could go for arbitration after two seasons but wanted to up on the minimum salary structure. MLB saw this as a step back as the two side who met Tuesday are digging in.

#4 Its hard to believe Jessica but a 1997-98 Kobe Bryant Metal Gems card sold for $2 million to a private buyer the deal was brokered by PWCC Marketplace the deal was the highest purchase for a Kobe basketball card.

#5 Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was said to be using the NBA All Star game last Sunday to put the Lakers on notice that he might want a trade in the off season. LeBron 37 is in the last year of his contract and said that he wanted to go out playing with his son before he retires and said during the All Star break that he would consider coming back to Cleveland to finish his career.

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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.

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Raiders overcome tough start, get 31-28 win over Dolphins now 3-0

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.

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Dolphins starter Tagovailoa out broken ribs; Raiders plans to take advantage of struggling Miami

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.

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