Former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock made closing the gap on the AFC West-dominating Kansas City Chiefs a high priority. After a second lopsided loss to the Chiefs, it appears as if the gap is widening. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue summoned his teammates to midfield before Sunday’s game at Arrowhead
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."