Jon Gruden cautioned his players about the perils of overlooking the Cincinnati Bengals simply because they had yet to win a game. Gruden’s words proved accurate, as the Raiders received all they could handle from a Bengals team that didn’t look the part of a pushover. In golf parlance, Sunday’s game was what Gruden might
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."