Headline Sports podcast with Jessica Kwong: Jets showed some defense against Bills but still winless; Did Bucs knock Raiders off their momentum?; plus more

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.

Jessica Kwong does Headline Sports every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com



Headline Sports podcast with Tony Renteria: Raiders coming off bye week all set for Tampa Bay; 49ers Garoppolo and Pats Belichick reunion

The Las Vegas Raiders fullback Alex Ingold (left) trying to make the catch against cornerback Rashad Fenton (right) in the second half of Sun Oct 11th’s game during week 5 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City (AP News photo)

On Headlines podcast with Tony R:

#1 The Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) are coming off a bye and a week before a huge win against the Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) 40-32 in Kansas City a game people are still talking about going into week 7 for the Raiders.

#2 For Raiders quarterback Derek Carr it was a career afternoon executing 347 yards and throwing for three touchdowns against one of the best defensive pass rushes in the NFL the Chiefs.

#3 Tony after the San Francisco 49ers (3-3) got clobbered by the Miami Dolphins (3-3) at Levis Stadium in week 5 by final a of 43-17 things were looking doubtful but in week 6 against the LA Rams (4-2) the Niners made a huge turn around with a commanding 24-16 win what was the difference in the two games?

#4 For 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo a great afternoon keeping the 49ers in with 268 yards and three touchdowns and kept out of turnover trouble with no interceptions.

#5 Tony talk about the NFC East a lot of people say the division just simply shouldn’t be in the NFL. At one time one of the elite divisions in the league now it’s hard to believe the Cowboys who are 2-4 and have a dysfunctional locker room sit at the top of the NFC East with the Eagles (1-4-1), Giants (1-5) and Washington team (1-5) all struggling to win a second game.

Join Tony for Headline Sports every other Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com



Stanford Cardinal basketball podcast with Jerry Feitelberg: Cardinal survive second half against Utes for win

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On the Cardinal podcast with Jerry:

#1 Jerry how important was it that Stanford (19-9) was coming off two wins over the Washington schools and then facing a team they had trouble with the last time they met in the Utah Utes (15-3) and got the victory 70-62.

#2 Like your headline read last night the Cardinal led from wire to wire in this one and never looked back it looked like the Cardinal executed on defense to hold the Utes back just enough to get a eight point win.

#3 In the second half the Utes fought right back outscoring the Cardinal 40-36 and it was just a margin of error that could have cost the Cardinal in that second half

#4 Head coach Jerod Haase said the game was not a thing of beauty but the Cardinal hung on just enough to win it

#5 It doesn’t get any easier as the Cardinal host the Colorado Buffaloes (21-7) Sunday night at Maples Jerry tell us how you see this match up.

Jerry does the Stanford Cardinal podcast each Thursday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com



Cardinal stop four-game losing skid, defeats Huskies 72-64

photo from sfgate.com: Washington’s Nahziah Carter tries to get past Stanford’s Bryce Wills during the first half on Thursday night at Alaskan Airlines Arena in Seattle

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Stanford snapped out of a four-game losing streak on Thursday at Hec Ed Arena in Seattle, as the Cardinal knocked off Washington 72-64, earning a badly needed win in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

Stanford has lost seven of eight games over the last month.

Oscar da Silva led the Cardinal with 16 points and nine rebounds. Tyrell Terry was next with 14 points and four assists, and Spencer Jones added 12 points.

Washington (12-15 overall, 2-12 Pac-12) had four players reach double-figure scoring — Isaiah Stewart with 14 points and three assists, Marcus Tsohonis with 11 points, and RaeQuon Battle and Nahziah Carter with 10 points each. Carter grabbed nine rebounds and Jamal Bey had eight boards.

Defensively, Stanford (17-9 overall, 6-7 Pac-12) held the Huskies to 35.5 percent shooting (22 of 62, 4 of 24 3-point), and forced 12 turnovers.

The Cardinal shot 47.3 percent from the field (26 of 55, 7 of 18 3-point), and made 13 of 19 free throws.

After taking a 37-35 halftime lead using an 8-4 run, Washington took a lead early in the second half on a four-point play by Battle, but the Cardinal forced UW to miss 16 of its next 17 shots. Stanford held the Huskies to eight field goals — scoreless for nearly 14 minutes — in the second half.

The needed win should improve Stanford’s postseason resume. After traveling to Washington State on Sunday, the Cardinal return home for key games against Utah and Colorado.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Lami: Can Garoppolo throw for some scores against Carolina this Sunday?

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On the 49ers podcast with Joe:

#1 The 49ers are coming off another win from last week in Washington in a muddy, rainy game. The Niners got three field goals out of kicker Robbie Gould. Good enough for the 9-0 victory.

#2 In spite of the win, there were some things that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo would have like to accomplish like throwing a couple touchdowns. Was it the rainy conditions that prevented that or were Washington’s pass rushers not giving him enough time?

#3 Talk about the acquisition of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, who has 30 catches, 367 yards and two touchdowns. Head coach Kyle Shanahan said “Emmanuel is the man” at wide receiver.

#4 Sanders doesn’t come to Santa Clara without some nuances. While in Denver, he had a fight with a teammate Courtland Sutton in practice. Sanders said Denver was “like living in a world of suck” and finally, Denver general manager John Elway said of Sanders: “Emmanuel had issues and we had issues that’s why it was a good time for us to go in a different directions.”

#5 The 49ers host the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. Can Garoppolo have a better day throwing against the Panthers than he did against Washington in this one coming up?

Joe Lami does the 49ers podcasts each Friday on http://www.sportsradioservice.com

San Francisco 49ers podcast with David Zizmor: Kicking makes up for a lack of touchdowns in muddy ball game in Washington

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On the 49ers podcast with David:

#1 49ers kicker Robbie Gould kicked for all of San Francisco’s scoring on Sunday as the 49ers shutout Washington 9-0 win. For quarterback Jimmy Garroppolo, he just couldn’t get any traction on Washington’s muddy field as the 49ers didn’t get any touchdowns in the game.

#2 The 49ers defense once again came through and contributed big in the shutout of Washington.

David Zizmor does the 49ers podcasts each Tuesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

49ers Can Win Ugly Too; Beat Washington 9-0, Improve to 6-0

photo from sfgate.com: San Francisco 49ers offensive guard Mike Person walks on the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against Washington at Landover MD

By: Joe Lami

The 49ers continue to prove that they win no matter the circumstance, improving their undefeated record to 6-0. Sunday was the most extreme example of the yet as San Francisco brawled out a muddy 9-0 victory in the rain-drenched nation’s capital. The shutout marks the first under the Kyle Shanahan era and brings the 49ers to 6-0 for the third time in their history and the first since 1990.

The defense continues to be the backbone of this team. Washington totaled 156 yards with the Niners completely shut them down in the second half, allowing just 36 yards. Washington also struggled to do much on third down, going three of nine to extend drives.

Adrian Peterson was a workhorse for Washington, picking up 81 yards on 20 carries, including 49 yards on eight carries in the opening drive. Washington was able to copy LA’s opening drive by marching right down the field on the Niners, but the defense was able to make a stand. Dustin Hopkins was no good from 39 yards.

Nick Bosa led the team with seven combined tackles. He also finished off the game to his fourth sack of the season to a slip and slide styled celebration. The defense got to Case Keenum three times with Dee Ford and Arik Armstead joining the fun.

Kwon Alexander made the play of the day, punching out the ball in the middle of a promising Washington drive for the only forced turnover the Niners had.

The offense also improved as the game went on, as Kyle Shanahan started to get more aggressive. 215 of their 283 yards came in the second half. More importantly, the Niners were able to stay on the field, converting 7-of-16 third downs and totaling 17 first downs.

Jimmy Garoppolo was responsible for nine of them, and in a sloppy game, that’s all it takes sometimes. He threw for 151 yards on 12 of 21 passing, but more importantly, he scrambled for 20 yards in crucial situations.

Robbie Gould was three of four, missing his first attempt of the game. The miss marked the seventh of the early season and immediately brought concern about how serious of an issue it’s becoming. Fortunately, he was able to settle into the game, knocking in three-straight.

The Niners’ next test will be next week at home against the 4-2 Carolina Panthers who will have the extra week to prepare coming off their bye.

Rodgers throws five touchdowns in Packers win 42-24

photo from sfgate.com: Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.

By Jeremy Kahn

Daniel Carlson gave the Oakland Raiders the lead on their first series of the game, but after that it became the Aaron Rodgers Show.

Rodgers went 25-for-31 for 429 yards passing with five touchdowns, as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Raiders 42-24 at Lambeau Field.

Carlson got the Raiders on the board, as he nailed a 42-yard field goal just 2:35 into the game; however, Rodgers took the Packers right down the field and connected with Aaron Jones for a 21-yard touchdown pass.

That would be all the scoring in the first quarter, and then Foster Moreau was on the receiving end of a 10-yard touchdown pass from Derek Carr to give the Raiders a 10-7 lead; however, Rodgers decided that it was enough for that lead for the visitors.

Rodgers and the Packers scored the next three touchdowns to take a commanding 28-10 lead before Carr found Darren Waller for a seven-yard touchdown pass.

Once again, the Packers and Rodgers scored the next two touchdowns to give them a 42-17 lead, as Rodgers found Jimmy Graham for a three-yard touchdown and the last touchdown of the game, as he located Marquez Valdes-Scantiling for a 74-yard touchdown pass.

Waller caught his second touchdown of the game with just 1:32 remaining in the game, as he ended the week where he signed a long-term contract in style, when he and Mike Glennon hooked up for 17-yard touchdown pass.

Despite the loss, it was a good day for Carr, who went 22-for-28 for 293 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Josh Jacobs continues to shine in his rookie year, as he carried the ball 21 times and gained 124 yards.

Waller was the leading wide receiver for the Raiders, as he caught seven passes for 126 yards and those two touchdowns.

Jones was the leading rusher for the Packers, as he carried the ball 12 for 50 yards, while Valdes-Scantlingwas the leading receiver, as he caught just two passes for 133 yards, that included that 74-yard touchdown pass.

UP NEXT: Once again, the Raiders return to the road, as they face the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium on October 27.

San Francisco 49ers podcast with Joe Lami: After big win over LA, 49ers head to Washington to keep it going

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On the 49ers podcast with Joe:

#1 Last Sunday, the 49ers answered the bell and took on their biggest challenge of the year with a 20-7 win over the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles.

#2 The win puts the 49ers at 5-0 and what lent to their most recent success was the defense, who stuck to their game plan and shutdown the Rams to just one touchdown.

#3 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo said that the defense did such a good job that the offense had time to rest and not push running up the score because of the confidence in the defense

#4 Garoppolo went 24-33 and had thrown for 331 yards and an interception not a stellar game, but enough to win. Was it the Rams pass rush that kept Garoppolo off balance or was it just a mediocre game for Garoppolo?

#5 The 49ers head to Washington this Sunday. Washington beat Miami by one point and the 49ers are expected to win this one easily.

Joe Lami does the 49ers podcasts each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Undefeated Niners have potential trap game

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By Jeremy Harness

SANTA CLARA–The 49ers are riding a wave they have not experienced in almost 30 years, winning their first five games and getting a statement victory last Sunday against the defending NFC champions on the road.

The Washington Redskins, on the other hand, are 1-5, just fired their head coach a week and a half ago, and only got their first win after holding off a furious comeback against unquestionably the worst team in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins.

These are the Redskins that the 49ers will travel across the country to face on Sunday, and this can be safely classified as a potential trap game, for all the reasons illustrated above.

Washington has question marks all over the place, and based on the moves that are being made on and off the field, they are not expected to be solved any time soon. This should all equate to a convincing win, but stranger things have happened in the NFL over the years.

The interim head coach across the sideline from the 49ers has Bay Area ties, as Bill Callahan, who previously served as the team’s offensive line coach until taking over for the fired Jay Gruden, was at the helm when the Oakland Raiders went to the Super Bowl after the 2002 season before he himself was fired after the team stumbled to a 4-12 mark the very next year.

Aside from missing their two starting tackles, starting fullback and starting right corner, the 49ers do have a few other injury concerns as they head into Sunday.

A pair of significant offensive players, tight end George Kittle and receiver Deebo Samuel, sat out Wednesday’s practice with groin ailments. Both are listed as day-to-day and are expected to play Sunday.

Running back Raheem Mostert did not practice Wednesday with a knee strain, and he, too, is day-to-day.

For the Redskins, cornerback Josh Norman was held out of Wednesday’s practice with hand and thigh injuries, while running back Adrian Peterson’s quad ailment kept him from practicing as well.