Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Prescott sorry for giving credit to Cowboys fans for throwing garbage at officials; Seahawks retooling ask to talk to Denver defensive coordinator; plus more

Dallas Cowboys fans throwing garbage and trash at NFL officials and Cowboy players after the Cowboys loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sun Jan 16, 2022 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington (Daily Snark news photo)

On Headlines podcast with Jessica:

#1 “Credit to them. Credit it to them” Famous last words from Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott after learning fans were not throwing trash and garbage at his teammates but rather to officials on Sunday after the loss to the 49ers blaming officials for not spotting the ball in time as time ran out and the Cowboys were eliminated from the post season. Prescott had since apologized on Tuesday for what he said.

#2 The Seattle Seahawks front office kept busy this week as they fired their defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis in what was the worst season for the Seahawks in more than ten years under head coach Pete Carroll. The Hawks have asked permission to speak with the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Ed Donatell.

#3 According to head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin all options are on the table as his starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is presumed not to be returning for the 2022 season after 18 seasons as starting quarterback Roethlisberger will most likely be hanging it up and Tomlin will be searching for a new quarterback for next season.

#4 Golden State Warriors minority owner Chamath Palihapitiya (polly who said 15 minutes into an interview on Saturday that “Nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs, OK?” Palihapitiya continued saying “I’m telling you a very hard, ugly truth, OK, of all the things that I care about, yes it is below my line.” The Uyghurs Muslims are being are reportedly being persecuted and suffering from genocide in China according to the US Government. The Warriors embarrassed by the comments are reportedly keeping themselves away from Palihapitya and his remarks and sources say Palihapitya share of the team could be bought out depending on how much the team has to do damage control over the remarks.

#5 Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving re-enforced his no Covid 19 vaccine stance telling the media on Tuesday that his life outside of basketball is his choice not be vaccinated. Irving is not eligible to play in Brooklyn his home building the Barclay Center where the vaccine shot is mandated to be able to play.

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

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Cannon in concussion protocols out of hospital; 49ers try to rebound in Cincinnati Sunday

San Francisco 49ers running back Trent Cannon is laid out with a concussion after the opening kick off at Lumen Field in Seattle against the Seahawks on Sun Dec 5, 2021. (AP News photo)

On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 Dave, loss for the San Francisco 49ers (6-6) bad in Seattle against Seahawks (4-8) do you view this just as a bad outing and it’s on to Cincinnati and the Bengals (7-5) next Sunday or is a there a something to worry about take away?

#2 Regarding the concussion sustained by running back Trenton Cannon on the first play of last Sunday’s game head coach Kyle Shanahan says Cannon had been discharged from the hospital. Cannon flew back into San Jose on Monday a day after the game.

#3 The 49ers next opponent the Cincinnati Bengals have been going well winning six of their last nine games. The Bengals got crushed in their last game by the Los Angeles Chargers (7-5) 41-22 on their home field in Cincinnati. Dave how do you see the 49ers and Bengals matching up for this Sunday.

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

Seahawks defensive stand hold off 49ers 30-23

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Carlos Dunlap (8) forces a safety on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) sacking him in the end zone at Lumen Field in Seattle Sun Dec 5, 2021 (AP News photos)

by Marko Ukalovic

Lumen Field continued to be a house of horrors for the San Francisco 49ers.

The Seattle Seahawks made one final defensive stand to hold on for a 30-23 victory over their NFC West rival on Sunday afternoon

San Francisco had its three-game winning streak snapped as the fell to .500 and to the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC with five games left. Seattle, playing the spoiler role for the first time in a long time, ended their three-game losing streak and have won four in a row against the 49ers.

The game got off to a scary start when 49ers special teams player Trenton Cannon was injured on the opening kickoff. He was left the field in an ambulance as he was taken to the hospital for a concussion injury.

Seattle (4-8) drew first blood catching the 49ers off guard on a fake punt. Travis Homer took the direct snap and rushed around the left side for 73 yards for his first rushing touchdown of the season after the Seahwaks first possession went three and out.

San Francisco’s defense responded when DJ Jones stripped Gerald Everette on a reception and Emanuel Moseley recovered the ball.

The 49ers (6-6) offense didn’t waste time answering back on the first play. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw a strike to tight end George Kittle alone in the endzone for a 24-yard touchdown reception to even the score at 7-7.

San Francisco took advantage of a missed 56-yard field by Jason Myers. Garoppolo led a scored on nine play 54-yard drive that was set up by a 28 yard reception by Kittle at the Seattle eight yard line. Two players later rookie running back Elijah Mitchell rushed in for a two-yard touchdown with 1:32 left in the first quarter.

After a Robbie Gould 50-yard field goal, Seattle responded with a nine play 63-yard play drive that was capped off by Adrian Peterson’s two-yard touchdown run. Peterson was signed by Seattle over on Friday as their backfield has been ravaged by injuries.

Peterson’s 126 touchdowns passed Walter Peyton and tied Jim Brown for 10th place on the NFL’s all-time list.

The Niners answered back with its third touchdown of the first half. Garoppolo found Kittle along the left side and the Pro-Bowl tight end did his best tightrope walker impression staying in bounds tip-toeing down the sideline for his second touchdown of the game, a 48-yard reception to give San Francisco a 23-14 lead with 3:47 left in the half after Gould missed the extra point.

Seattle cut the lead two points right before the half ended with an eight play 65-yard drive in just 1:36. Their drive was aided by two roughing the passer calls by the 49ers that kept the drive alive. Seahawks quarterback Russel Wilson capped off the drive with a seven-yard touchdown reception to D’Wayne Eskridge. It was Eskridge’s first career NFL touchdown.

The second half saw the 49ers shooting themselves in the foot as they were shutout in the final 30 minutes of the game thanks to a combination of turnovers and the Seahawks defense playing its best half of the season.

Travis Benjamin fumbled the opening second half kickoff. However the Niners defense forced Wilson into an interception at their own goal line when K’Waun Williams picked off the ball after a deflection off the hands of Everette.

Seattle gained the momentum when it sacked Garoppolo for a safety by Carlos Dunlap early in the third quarter to tie the game at 23-23.

It got worse for the 49ers when Garoppolo threw his second interception of the game when he overthrew a pass attempted for Kittle that went into the hands of Quandre Diggs who returned the ball the Niner’s 28-yard line.

The Seahawks made the Niners pay five plays later when Wilson connected with wide receiver Tyler Lockett with a 12 yard touchdown reception for Seattle’s first lead of the game with 2:28 left in the third quarter.

Seattle tried to put the game away with under three minutes remaining with the ball at the Niners two-yard line. However, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair knocked the ball away from Everette on a shovel pass attempt. Dontae Johnson recovered the ball at the two-yard line to give San Francisco one last chance to even the score.

Garoppolo drove the 49ers down to Seattle’s three-yard line. But the drive ended in frustration after Garopollo’s pass on fourth and goal was tipped at the line of scrimmage, turning the ball over on downs with 18 seconds left.

Kittle finished the game with his best performance of the season with nine catches for 181 yards and two touchdowns. San Francisco needed every yard from Kittle as they were without the services of their number offensive weapon Deebo Samuel, who was inactive with a groin injury.

Garoppolo went 20 of 30 for 299 yards with two touchdowns but his performance was overshadowed by his two interceptions.

Wilson, who had a difficult first half, rebounded in the second half to finish 30 of 37 for 231 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Lockett led Seattle in receiving with seven catches for 68 yards and his touchdown which proved to be the game winner.

Both defenses played well against the run. Seattle had the 49ers to 71 yards on the ground, while San Francisco, with the exception of the fake punt rush by Homer, held the Seahawks to just 73 yards rushing.

GAME NOTES: San Francisco finished 3-for-10 on third down conversions. Seattle was 5-for-10.

UP NEXT: San Francisco concludes its two-game road trip when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday 12/12 at 1:25pm at Paul Brown Stadium.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Hawkes: Shanahan-inserting Lance would disrupt play calling; Look for Garoppolo to complete games

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (5) is not expected to see much game action as starter Jimmy Garoppolo has been starting and completing most of the recent games. Garoppolo will start this Sunday against Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field in Seattle (AP file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with J Hawkes:

#1 Joe, the San Francisco 49ers (6-5) above .500 having won three straight games and are looking like their back on track what would you say the Niners best chances are to have a shot at post season.

#2 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan says that it’s unlikely that he will insert back up quarterback Trey Lance into the line up anytime soon because it disrupts the play calling. So his obvious choice right now is to start and finish games with Jimmy Garoppolo.

#3 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel said that 49ers back up quarterback Trey Lance being the practice squad quarterback simulating the opponents’ quarterback gives Lance an opportunity to develop many facets of the game and gives him some developmental experience.

#4 Taking a look at the 49ers injury update: Wide receiver Jauan Jennings (groin), running back Trey Sermon (ankle), linebackers Fred Warner (hamstring) and Marcell Harris (concussion) did not practice and running back JaMycal Hasty (ankle), defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (calf) had limited practice time. Joe talk about how some of these players will be missed and how some might be limited today in Seattle.

#5 The 49ers take on the Seattle Seahawks (3-8) at Lumen Field today at 1:25pm. Seattle has lost three straight games most recently last Sunday to the Washington Football Team (5-6) 17-15. The Seahawks starting quarterback Russell Wilson has been struggling getting protection, getting time to throw and just executing in the red zone. How do you see the 49ers matching up against Wilson and the Seahawks today?

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

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