Few were surprised when the Raiders opened their season with a victory over the Carolina Panthers. If they can follow that come-from-behind performance with an upset over the New Orleans Saints, heads will turn, eyes will open from coast to coast. Barely more than a week into the season and already the Raiders have a
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."