This time it was going to be different for the Raiders. It had to be. Their season hung in the balance. All they had to do was finish a drive, score one more time, then hop on the plane and celebrate for five-plus hours. Instead, the Raiders failed to make the one play that needed
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."