Only 11 teams have an easier schedule than the Raiders this season, at least in terms of 2019 won-loss records of teams’ upcoming opponents. Things got a tad more difficult Sunday, though. That owes to the New England Patriots signing veteran quarterback Cam Newton to a one-year contract, a move that makes Newton the odds-on
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."