For the second time this season, the Raiders rallied from a 14-point deficit for an overtime victory on their home turf. In the process, they improved to 3-0 and served notice that they just might have matured into a playoff-caliber team. In years past, the Raiders would have found ways to lose to the Baltimore
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."