Given what’s known about the NFL season to date, the Raiders beat the teams that they should beat, lose to the ones you would expect and are a toss-up in games against teams with comparable talent. That counts as quite an upgrade over last season. Last season, it became apparent early on with losses to
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."