Return of the Empire: Down bad in Sin City

Aug 18, 2023, 9:45 AM

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The 49ers left Las Vegas with their heads hanging, dropping their first preseason game to the Raiders, 34-7. They now return to The Bay, hoping to get back into the win column against Denver Saturday.

On the latest edition of the Return of the Empire podcast, Amiliano Fragoso and Nate Littlefield recap the 49ers first preseason game. The guys break down San Francisco’s disappointing effort against the Raiders, how the quarterbacks fared, and who stood out on the the day. Plus, what’s the latest on Nick Bosa’s contract negotiations.

All that & much more on the Return of the Empire.

Episode 26 - Wake Up Call …
43 minutes

Topics Discussed:

  • Nate’s thoughts on the 49ers losing to the Raiders?
  • Did anything go right for San Francisco in Vegas?
  • How did Trey Lance fare? Sam Darnold?
  • Is the offensive line depth a concern?
  • What about the defensive line?
  • Is the secondary in a good spot after the first game?
  • Did any rookies stand out in Game 1?
  • How do the 49ers rebound against the Broncos?
  • The latest on Nick Bosa’s contract negotiations
  • An update on Brock Purdy 
  • Who’s coming back from injury?



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The Return of the Empire podcast is a San Francisco 49ers podcast hosted by beat writer Amiliano Fragoso and producer Nate Littlefield for Sactown Sports 1140.

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