The Raiders entered today’s game knowing they had no chance of making the playoffs. However, the outcome of their game, as well as a handful of others, was needed to firm up their list of opponents for next season and where they will pick in the first round. The Raiders did their part by beating
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."