Bay Area Buzz 12/8: Raiders Beat 49ers, Chase Headley, DeMarcus Cousins


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Raiders Beat 49ers

"The Raiders are a few games away from completing a season they’d rather forget. The Silver and Black have struggled mightily, with positive moments incredibly hard to find.Derek Carr gave them one on Sunday.He beat the 49ers, and made the East Bay proud.And, after more than a decade searching for a franchise quarterback, it looks like have their man. Carr put on a clinic in a 24-13 victory over the rival 49ers on Sunday afternoon at Coliseum.The offensive line gave him plenty of time, and Carr carved up a strong 49ers defense in the second half. Mychal Rivera and Marcel Reece were his best friends on this day, as he used the middle of the field to work his way downfield.All told, he completed 22-of-28 passes for 254 yards, three touchdowns and no picks. He gave Raider Nation bragging rights with a victory over a backyard rival in the Battle of the Bay.In a huge game, Carr was awesome.He gave the Raiders a lead, and the defense made it stand. 49ers kicker Phil Dawson missed from 47 yards out with five minutes remaining. That kept a two-score lead intact late in the fourth quarter, and the 49ers simply didn’t have enough time to mount a comeback."

Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area

Chase Headley

"Third baseman Chase Headley is primed for a big payday in MLB free agency, with the San Francisco Giants apparently quite interested in signing him.What we have here is the recipe for a pretty good baseball player to get seriously overpaid.Big market teams with money to spend are in need of a third baseman and are motivated to sign one. Teams like the New York Yankees and the San Francisco Giants are shopping for an everyday player at that position. At the same time, you have a market that is depressingly thin in terms of position players, with the top third baseman already having signed when Pablo Sandoval inked a deal with the Boston Red Sox.…Ken Rosenthal reports that San Francisco is “aggressive” in their pursuit, though hopefully not inappropriately so."

Hayden Kane, Fansided

DeMarcus Cousins

"DeMarcus Cousins has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, the Kings announced on Sunday.According to a statement from the team, “Cousins’ symptoms are stable and a full recovery is expected, however the Kings medical staff recommends further rest before demands of an NBA schedule can be tolerated. He will continue to be monitored daily, with basketball-related activities expected to resume when his health allows.”Cousins last played in Houston on November 26 but has now missed five straight games including Saturday’s 105-96 loss to the Magic at Sleep Train Arena.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines meningitis as “an inflammation of the tissue that covers the brain and spinal cord” and viral meningitis as “the most common type of meningitis. It is often less severe than bacterial meningitis, and most people usually get better on their own (without treatment).”Sacramento (10-10) is 1-4 this season and 1-15 over the last two campaigns without their center on the floor."

Bill Herenda, CSN Bay Area