According to one metric, the Raiders’ playoff chances went from 67 percent or so to slightly more than 41 percent as a result of their surprising loss to the Atlanta Falcons. In other words, the Raiders are far more likely to miss the playoffs after it once seemed like a foregone conclusion. Yet, they have
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."