Coaches, players, media and fans too often mislabel NFL games as must-win. Just the same, there are some games that seem to carry added significance. The Raiders game vs. the Carolina Panthers on Sunday falls into that category. That’s because the Raiders have a decided edge over the Panthers in terms of continuity, experience and
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."