The Raiders knew what was at stake Thursday night. They didn’t have to be told about the implications of a game against their divisional rival Los Angeles Chargers. Somehow, some way the Raiders had to find a way to win a pivotal game against a suddenly revived team. They did just that, with a timely
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."