The Raiders’ most-recent loss dropped them to 1-8 this season and showed that their chances of another are a long-shot. Yet, 24 hours later, the Raiders picked up their second, and most-important, win of the season, when the New York Giants defeated the 49ers. That leaves the Raiders all alone at the bottom the standings,
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."