Given the opponent, it was understood that the potential was there for the Raiders’ regular-season opener to get ugly against a Super Bowl-caliber Los Angeles Rams team. But, it seemed unlikely based upon how well the Raiders played in the first half. Then came the second half, when Derek Carr turned in one of the
Steve has covered the Raiders in some capacity since their return to Oakland in 1995. He was the full-time beat writer from 1997-2010. for the Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune and San Jose Mercury News and covered more than 400 NFL games, including four Super Bowls. He also is the co-author of a recently released book titled "Al Davis: Behind the Raiders Shield."