The Raiders spent most of this season in second place in the AFC West, chasing the Kansas City Chiefs. Their loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday catapulted the Broncos past the Raiders, even though both teams finished with 7-9 records and split their two games. The Broncos technically finished in second place by virtue
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."