With all that has gone awry in 2020, most people can’t wait for 2021 to arrive. They will have to wait two more weeks. For the Raiders, 2021 arrived Thursday night. The Raiders needed to win their final three regular-season games just to have a chance at making the playoffs for the first time since
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."