The Raiders’ loss to the Houston Texans hit hard for a team starting to believe in itself and hoping to build some momentum for a three-game homestand. There are some silver-and-black linings, though. The Kansas City Chiefs also lost Sunday, which dropped them to 5-3 and kept them within striking distance of the 3-4 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."