The Raiders made it past the Carolina Panthers in the teams’ regular-season opener, which qualified as the Raiders’ lone game in the first seven where they were expected to win. They could use a little good fortune surviving the next six games. That appears to have arrived in the form of a high ankle sprain
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."