A late-game loss to the Kansas City Chiefs had the Raiders thinking they could beat any team in the league. A start-to-finish beatdown by the Falcons on Sunday showed that the Raiders also are capable of losing to the league’s downtrodden teams. The issues for the Raiders started early, picked up steam as the game
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."