The Raiders are on their way home after having played five straight games away from the Coliseum and survived the toughest part of their schedule without wilting. But it’s all a moot point unless they figure out a way to play defense better than what they showed the past two games. On Sunday, the Raiders
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."