The Raiders christened the opening of their new stadium with a signature victory over the New Orleans Saints in the kind of game that they might look back upon later this season as the point at which they went from hoping to believing. Derek Carr passed for 282 yards and three touchdowns, tight end Darren
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."