A come-from-behind victory in the 2016 regular-season opener turned out to be more than just a win for the Raiders. It became the foundation for the players to use in building confidence toward snaring the franchise’s only playoff appearance since 2002. This year’s Raiders team has an opportunity to kick off its season in similar
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."