Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Now Raiders need to push harder to get a playoff spot

Las Vegas Raiders place kicker Daniel Carlson (2) gets congratulations from teammates by Jermaine Eluemunor (72), AJ Cole (6) after booting a game winning 29 yard field goal against the Dallas Cowboys Thu Nov 25, 2021 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria:

#1 Tony, after losing three straight games it had to be a lot of weight off the Las Vegas Raiders (6-5) shoulders to get that Thanksgiving Day win against the Dallas Cowboys (7-4) 36-33.

#2 Tony, how much over the span of the three game losing streak did situations and departures of Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette play into focusing on games for the team?

#3 On Thanksgiving Day going to Dallas after three straight loses critics didn’t give the Raiders much chances of winning but win they did they hung with them on on both sides of the ball for the whole game right down to kicker Daniel Carlson’s game winning field goal to win that game.

#4 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr an afternoon of just staying in the pocket and getting rid of the ball and making his throws count going 24-39 for 373 yards, and one touchdown he really help guide that offense last Thursday.

#5 The Washington Football Team (5-6) had previously lost three straight games and then turned things around and have won three in a row they won their last game against the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) close as it may 17-15 does Washington pose a threat coming into Allegiant this Sunday against the Raiders how do you see this upcoming match up?

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

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Will Samuel and Warner injuries impact 49ers vs. Seahawks on Sunday?

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel will be out of action for two weeks with a groin pull injury here he sits after the injury against the Minnesota Vikings on Sun Nov 28, 2021 at Levi Stadium (photo from ninerswire.usatoday.com)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 David, the San Francisco 49ers (6-5) have a good run going with a three game winning streak coming off a win last Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings (5-6) 34-26 at Levi Stadium but will the injuries of wide receiver Deebo Samuel and linebacker Fred Warner have an impact for this weekend’s game against the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) in Seattle?

#2 Dave talk about the job the 49ers defense did to hold back the Vikings allowing the Vikings to score only one touchdown in each of the first and second quarters and shut them out in the fourth quarter.

#3 49ers are in Seattle this Sunday against the struggling Seahawks who have lost three in a row. Their last loss coming Sun Dec 5 vs. the Washington Football Team 17-15. These days it’s been frustrating for Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson against Washington he threw 20-31, 247 yards, and two touchdowns. Dave, how do you see this match up this Sunday at Lumen Field?

Join David Zizmor for the San Francisco 49ers podcasts each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Garoppolo possible to return this Sunday; Lance ready to step in at moments notice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is possible to return this Sun Oct 10, 2021 against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium in Glendale. Garoppolo appears in this photo standing on the sidelines from last Sun Oct 3, 2021 after getting injured against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffering from a right calf injury is a good chance to play this Sunday in Arizona. The diagnosis was less severe with just bruising issues that would not be a problem by game day.

#2 Dave, talk about Trey Lance he overthrew last Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks but settled down on a moment’s notice how ready do you see going into State Farm Stadium in Glendale against the Arizona Cardinals.

#3 How much time does Lance get with the offensive line to protect him will head coach Kyle Shanahan allow him to run the ball something we didn’t see too much off during pre season and some of the snaps he’s taken in his first few games.

Join David for the 49ers podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Seahawks take down 49ers 28-21 as SF anchor the cellar in the NFC West

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo watched from the sidelines during the second half after injuring his calf against the Seattle Seahawks at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara on Sun Oct 3, 2021 (AP News photo)

by Marko Ukalovic

SANTA CLARA, Calif—It was a tale of two halves and two quarterbacks.

The San Francisco 49ers contained Russel Wilson in the first half but the Seattle Seahawks quarterback shined in the second half to lead his team to a 28-21 victory on Sunday afternoon at Levi’s Stadium.

Seattle is now 2-2 on the season and in third place in the NFC West. San Francisco’s (2-2) second loss in a row has them anchoring the cellar after starting the season 2-0.

San Francisco jumped out to a good start scoring on their first possession. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was six for six for 70 yards that ended with a 21 yard touchdown reception to backup tight end Ross Dwelley.

The 49ers defense looked like the championship caliber defense it possessed that went to the Super Bowl two years ago.

They made life hell for the Seahawks offense in the first 27 minutes. They forced five straight three and outs and sacked Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson three times to force punts. Dee Ford led the way with 1.5 sacks and Nick Bosa also registered a sack.

Seattle after five offensive drives had a total of minus seven yards of offense.

However the Seahawks defense kept them in the game as they limited the 49ers to just seven points in the first half.

Wilson gave the Seahawks a spark just before halftime when he led a six play, 80 yard drive that resulted in a 12 yard touchdown pass to DK Metcalf with 1:54 remaining in the first half.

“It totally felt like that,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carrol regarding their first score as a momentum turner. “Because we had been playing well on defense. It’s like we kinda really need something to hang our hat on.”

Garoppolo suffered an apparent right calf injury during the first drive of the game. He played through the pain to finish the half. 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan replaced him in the second half with rookie quarterback Trey Lance.

Garoppolo finished 14 of 23 for 165 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a rating of 79.1.

“I don’t know exactly what happened,” said Garoppolo. “Tweaked the calf. It hurt initially. I thought I’d keep trying, keep trying to go and just (it) just kept getting worse and worse, traveling down to the Achilles a little bit. Hoping for the best right now.”

Seattle carried that momentum over to the second half as they scored two touchdown in a span of 1:24 in the first five minutes of the third quarter.

Wilson rushed for a 16 yard touchdown where he turned the corner on the left side and made a diving effort for the pylon to extend Seattle’s lead to 14-7.

On the ensuing kickoff, Trenton Cannon fumbled the football and turned the ball over to the Seahawks inside the 20 yard line.

Two plays later Russell showed showed off some Houdini skills as he spun around to avoid being in the grasp of Bosa and looked to the right side and fired a ball into the endzone where Freddie Swain made a tough catch for the touchdown.

San Francisco didn’t go down quietly as they took advantage of a missed defensive assignment for Seattle.

Lance found Deebo Samuel all alone thanks to a blown coverage along the right sideline at the 50 yard line and Samuel raced the rest way of the way to pay dirt for a 75 yard touchdown reception that cut Seattle’s lead to 21-13.

“We had to make some moves on the fly, do some thing that he (Lance) was comfortable with. Thought we got better as we went,” 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan regarding Lance’s performance.

The extra point was taken by 49ers punter Mitch Wishnowsky, due to kicker Robbie Gould’s groin injury he suffered earlier in the game. Wishnowsky sent the kick wide left for the failed extra point attempt.

Seattle gave them selves an insurance score when they completed a 10 play, 81 yard drive capped off by a 14 yard rushing touchdown from Alex Collins with 12:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.

While Lance was able to extend plays with his quick feet, he also made some poor throws in the second half that resulted in stalled drives for San Francisco.

The 49ers cut the lead to a one-score game when Lance found Samuel in the end zone from eight yards out for Samuel’s second touchdown of the afternoon. Lance then rushed up the middle into the end zone for a successful two-point conversion with 1:20 left in the game.

Seattle was able to recover the onside kick and closed out the game leaving town snapping their two game losing streak.

Wilson finished with a respectable 16 of 23 for 149 yards, two touchdowns and a rating of 116.0.

Samuel was the lone bright spot for San Francisco as he finished with eight receptions for 156 yards and two TD’s. Lance ended going 9 of 18 for 157 yards and two touchdowns and a rating of 117.1.

GAME NOTES: The 49ers activated defensive lineman Maurice Hurst to the active roster before the game.

K’Wuan Williams, Elijah Mitchell, Josh Norman, Aaron Banks and Zach Kerr were inactive for San Francisco.

Dee Eskridge, Benson Mayowa, John Reid, Brandon Shell, Jamarco Jones and L.J. Collier were inactive for Seattle.

Seattle leads the all-time series 29-17.

Wilson has never lost three games in a row in his NFL career.

Tackle Trent Williams left the game in the 4th Q with an elbow injury and did not finish the game.

UP NEXT: San Francisco travels out to Arizona to take on the Cardinals on Sunday 10/10 at 1:25pm at State Farm Stadium.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: How will Shanahan approach Seahawks after Green Bay loss

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan meets with the press following the loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe how much of a concern is it for 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan to lose on Sunday Night Football in a game they worked hard at in the second half only to lose it by two points?

#2 Is the loss to the Packers going to change how they will approach the Seattle Seahawks on today at Levi Stadium.

#3 49ers backup quarterback Trey Lance exhibited his talents last Sunday night with a keeper to score it turned out to be a crucial carry as they shaved off points against Green Bay in the final analysis.

#4 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be facing a different defense today the Seahawks were crushed by the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday 30-17 do you see Garoppolo getting more time in the pocket today against the Seattle pass rush?

#5 Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson went 22-32 for 298 yards and a touchdown after last week’s game against the Vikings how much work do you see Wilson having against the 49ers today?

Join Joe for the 49ers podcasts each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Jeremiah Salmonson: 49ers looking for better scoring opportunities against Seahawks

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) scores on Green Bay Packers strong safety Adrian Amos (31) during first half on Sun Sep 26, 2021 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News)

On the 49ers podcast with Jeremiah:

#1 Jeremiah it was quite a come back attempt by the 49ers last Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers but they just fell short in the end after kicker Mason Crosby kicked a field goal on the last play of the game for the gamer.

#2 Narrow football and a thriller between the Packers and 49ers. Packer quarterback Aaron Rogers kept within his game plan throwing 23-33 for 261 yards and two touchdowns.

#3 49er quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t have a bad day under center 25-40 for 257 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He got great protection but in a game of inches he and the 49ers ended just short.

#4 Back up 49ers quarterback Trey Lance got a score with a keeper it was an impressive run one there’s still talk about Lance either starting or getting more time in a game.

#5 The Seattle Seahawks (1-2) are the 49ers next opponent for week 4. The Seahawks lost big 30-17 to the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 23 for 32 for 298 yards for one touchdown. How do you see the Seahawks matching up against the 49ers Sunday?

Join Jeremiah for the 49ers podcasts each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Rogers was on mission after much criticism with come back win against 49ers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers (12) holds up a Sunday Night Football keepsake after Sun Sep 26, 2021 win against the San Francisco 49ers Levi Stadium in Santa Clara (AP News photo)

#1 Dave, A real back and forth game on Sunday Night Football The Green Bay Packers (2-1) took a first half lead 17-7 but the San Francisco 49ers (2-1) rushed right back scoring in the third quarter for seven and keeping the Packers off the scoreboard it was the fourth quarter that was the difference maker with the 49ers ahead 28-27 the Packers kicker Mason Cassidy on the last play of the game hit a perfect field goal for a 30-28 win.

#2 Dave, Aaron Rogers over the last couple weeks had received criticism about his quarterbacking and that he didn’t care after week 1 against New Orleans . Rogers responded with a convincing win against Detroit in week 2 and with a huge come back win against the 49ers on Sunday Night Football in week 3. Rogers pretty much said the record speaks for itself on the Pat McAfee show on Tuesday.

#3 Dave the Seattle Seahawks (1-2) are coming to Santa Clara for week 4. The Seahawks had a tough loss against the Minnesota Vikings 30-17 at US Bank Field in Minneapolis. The Hawks quarterback Russell Wilson was off his game throwing 23-32 for 298 yards and one touchdown. The Vikings did much of the damage in the first half. How do you see the 49ers in this match up this Sunday with the Seahawks.

Join David Zizmor for the 49ers podcasts on Wednesdays at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Peterman set running backs up for good field position

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman (3) threw for 246 yards against the Seattle Seahawks on Sat Aug 14, 2021 at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (AP News photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Rich:

#1 Raiders head coach Jon Gruden rested starting quarterback Derek Carr and back up quarterback Marcus Mariota and third string quarterback Nathan Peterman quarterbacked the whole game. Before we get into Peterman Gruden using caution as most coaches will in not playing Carr and Mariota in the first pre season game.

#2 On Peterman he led the team for a win didn’t throw a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks and threw for one interception but got the Raiders in good field position for the backs to get into the end zone.

#3 Carr was rested by Gruden as he actually skipped playing the entire game as planned. Mariota had a leg injury and also rested. Although Gruden and the Raiders are curious to see what they can do they stayed on the side of caution and one of them might make an appearance this Saturday in Los Angeles against the Rams.

#4 Peterman’s completion total was impressive throwing 29-38 for 246 yards that also is a testament about how much protection he got from the offensive line and getting time to throw.

#5 The Raiders head to the Southland and face the Rams at SoFi Stadium this Saturday. The Rams dropped their last game to the LA Chargers 13-6 last Saturday. While pre season is an opportunity to look at the back ups and free agents it was a game that lacked offense for the Rams who used two quarterbacks Devlin Hodges and Bryce Perkins, Perkins was the only QB to throw a touchdown in the game for the Rams only score.

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

NFL Playoff review podcast with Barbara Mason: Rams just edge out Seahawks; Ravens win by a touchdown over Titans; plus more

The Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jerod Goff (16) throws against the Seattle Seahawks defense and defensive end Carolos Dunlap (43) during the second half of action in the NFL Wild Card game in Seattle (AP News photo)

On the NFL Playoff review with Barbara:

#1 The Buffalo Bills just got by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday with a 27-24 win. The Bills quarterback Josh Allen threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns. The game was close but Allen got a lot of yards against the Colts.

#2 Barbara, how much of a surprise was it for you that the Los Angeles Rams came up a winner over the Seattle Seahawks 30-20. For the Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw for 125 yards and a touchdown and the Rams had good offensive command over the Seahawks.

#3 The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got down to business on Saturday with a convincing win over the Washington Football Team 31-23. Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady threw for 381 yards and two touchdowns.  Washington tried to make an attempt to catch the Bucs but fell short 16-13 but fell short in the ten point loss.

#4 The Baltimore Ravens came up with a close win over the Tennessee Titans 20-13 on Sunday. After a tied first half at 10-10 the Ravens scored seven in the third quarter and got a seven point win. The Ravens starting quarterback LeMar Jackson rushed for 136 yards, threw for 179 yards, no touchdowns and one interception for the win.

#5 Barbara low scoring game but good enough for the New Orleans Saints who scored three touchdowns in each of the first, third and fourth quarters and were shutout in the second for a 21-9 win in New Orleans. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns.

#6 The Cleveland Browns had the lead from start to finish and came away with an 11 point win 48-37. Brown quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns. The Browns pretty much stayed ahead of the Pittsburgh Steelers all game long. This win advances the Browns to the next round of the playoffs and this is second week in a row that the Browns defeated the Steelers.

Barbara does the NFL post season podcasts each Monday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NFL Playoffs podcast with Barbara Mason Sun Jan 10, 2021 by Sports Radio Service | Free Listening on SoundCloud

49ers lose 26-23 to the Seahawks, finish season 6-10

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon breaks up a pass intended for Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) in the second half Sun Jan 3, 2021 (Rick Scuteri / The Associated Press)

By Joe Hawkes
Staff Writer

GLENDALE, Ariz — San Francisco’s defense held the Seahawks scoreless for 27 minutes before the Seahawks woke up, scoring three touchdowns in the final period to slip by the 49ers 26-23 on Sunday afternoon at State Farm Stadium to close out the regular season.

Seattle (12-4) sweeps the regular season series from the 49ers. The Seahawks will be the three-seed in the playoffs where they will face the Los Angeles Rams on Wild Card Weekend in Seattle. This will be the third matchup between the two NFC West foes, with both teams splitting the regular season series 1-1.

Entering the fourth quarter, the 49ers held a 9-6 lead over the Seahawks. 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. would extend San Francisco’s lead to 16-6 on a 7-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter.

But Seattle responded behind quarterback Russell Wilson and wide receiver Tyler Lockett big fourth quarter. Wilson avoided a tough 49ers pass rush, finding Lockett for a diving 6-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone capping off a 8-play, 75-yard drive cutting San Francisco’s lead to 16-12. Seattle kicker Jason Myers missed the extra point.

Following a 49ers’ punt on the ensuing drive, Wilson marched the Seahawks 85 yards on 14 plays and scored the go-ahead touchdown on fourth down on Wilson’s 4-yard toss to Lockett. Wilson completed 20-of-36 passing for 181 yards. Lockett finished with 12 catches for 90 yards.

Running back Alex Collins for an 8-yard touchdown with 1:49 left in the game to push Seattle’s lead to 26-16

San Francisco (6-10) falls to 1-7 in home games played at Levi’s Stadium and at State Farm Stadium this season. The 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention a few weeks ago and have been based in Arizona for more than a month because of coronavirus restrictions in Santa Clara county.

C.J. Beathard completed 25-of-37 passing for 273 yards and a touchdown, but his fumble late in the fourth quarter would set up Collins’ touchdown. Tristan Vizcaino, making his first career start, booted his first three NFL field goals after signing with the 49ers earlier this week.

It was Beathard’s second-straight start, who helped the 49ers beat the Arizona Cardinals last week.

After rushing for a career-high 183 yards on 22 carries last week, Wilson rushed for 76 yards on 20 carries with two touchdowns. With the 49ers trailing 26-16, Wilson caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Beathard to make the score 26-23.

Wilson finishes the season with 600 yards rushing and seven rushing touchdowns on 126 carries, becoming the fourth different player to lead the 49ers in rushing under head coach Kyle Shanahan. He follows Carlos Hyde, Matt Breida and Raheem Mostert.

When you add in his two receiving touchdowns, Wilson has scored a career-high nine touchdowns this year.