The Raiders began the day Sunday atop the AFC West standings. They exited the field after a loss to the New York Giants as one of four five-win teams in their division and concerned as to whether they are on the verge of another midseason meltdown. The schedule doesn’t do the Raiders many favors in
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."