Top Ten Best Years for the Oakland Raiders

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1 1976

Here's your answer EpicJake The Raiders weren't good, they we're SUPER! 13-1 regular season record best in the NFL, beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on opening day 31-28 in overtime after trailing 28-14 in a game now called in Raider Lore as the Comeback Classic of 1976. The Raiders' Ken Stabler was named the Bert Bell Award for NFL MVP. The Postseason saw the Raiders beat the Patriots and the Raiders to avenge their earlier defeats in the past against those teams. The Raiders then beat the Minnesota Vikings to finally become World Champions!
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2 1983

When the Raiders began their 2nd season in Los Angeles, they we're high expectations to pick up where they left off in '82 when they we're eliminated too early in the playoffs. All they did was winning 12 games and easily capturing the AFC West Championship. In the postseason they we're red hot. First they eliminate The Pittsburgh Steelers thanks to an excellent defense and Marcus Allen. then the clock struck midnight as the Seattle Seahawks fell into the black hole known as the Raiders and even Frank Hawkins helped out in the Raiders win. Then it was Black Sunday as Marcus Allen capped a fantastic postseason for him as the Silver and Black beat the Washington Redskins to become Super Bowl XVIII Champions.
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3 1980

Jim Plunkett was once a promising quarterback when he was a Patriot, but after 1971 his career was riddled with bad teams, bad protection,bad coaching decisions and a lot of brutal hits. By 1980, he was a member of the Oakland Raiders, but he was just a backup quarterback with very little chance to recapture his 1971 rookie year. Then fate came in, Dan Pastorini got injured in a game against the Kansas City Chiefs. He took over as the quarterback and then the Raiders began to win AND win again, for Plunkett it was a unexpected magical ride that led his team to the playoffs and then came something NO NFL team has done, a wild card team winning pro football's biggest event The Super Bowl. In Super Bowl XV the Raiders beat the Eagles and Plunkett became the Super Bowl MVP, it was truly a magical year in Raiders history.
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4 1982

chaos ruled the nfl as the strike wiped out 7 games, but for the Raiders making their new home in Los Angeles it was just fine as record crowds came in and rocked the place as the Raiders and their rookie sensation Marcus Allen finished the season as the best record in the NFL with an 8-1 record. 3 Raiders played in the pro bowl, Allen, Lester Hayes and Ted Hendricks. Once they appeared on Pro Football's biggest stage, Monday Night Football and they came from behind to beat the San Diego Chargers 28-24.
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5 2000

The beginning of the 21st century saw the Raiders' professional football's winningest team since 1963 return to the playoffs. The offense was led by quarterback Rich Gannon who passed for 3,430 yards and was one of 4 Raiders that year who played in the Pro Bowl, the others we're Lincoln Kennedy, Steve Wisniewski and Charles Woodson. Tyrone Wheatley rushed for 1,046 yards and Shane Lechler was a ALL-Pro punter in his rookie season, the Raiders then shut out The Miami Dolphins 27-0 in the playoffs added another win for the fabled silver and black.
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11 1993
12 1975

It was sad to see that despite making the AFC Championship for the 3rd straight year, they fell to the underdog Pittsburgh Steelers and missed a chance to go to the Super Bowl. But rewind back to a great regular season when once again The Raiders we're the top dog in the AFC West for the 4th straight year. Their passing defense was incredible as they had a 37.2 passing rating against opposing quarterbacks. The Raiders victory over The Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Divisional Playoffs was great as Ken Stabler was on his game passing for 3 touchdowns. 1975 also was the final year for Raider legend George Blanda and he contributed greatly for the silver and black in 1975.
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13 1968

1968 saw the continuing winning of the Oakland Raiders. Their 12 wins included one game forever in Raiders lore. The November 17 game against the New York Jets would later be best described by NFL Films' John Facenda. "While Charlie Smith gained 20 yards, the network televising the game made a classic blunder that seeded a new expression into the American Language. NBC turned off the uncompleted game in favor of a kiddie special called Heidi". It credited mayhem all across America (except those on the West Coast). While Heidi invaded the TV screens, no one saw the Raiders came back from a 32-29 deficit into a an amazing 43-32 victory and The Heidi Game was born. As for the Raiders afterwards, they beat the Chiefs in a tiebreaking game to become the toast of the AFL West again. The End
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14 1963

When it all began. It began when F. Wayne Valley hired Al Davis, a former assistant coach of the San Diego Chargers as head coach and general manager. At 33, he was the youngest in pro football. Davis immediately changed the team colors to silver and black and began to implement what he termed "The Vertical Game", an aggressive offensive strategy based on the West Coast Offense developed by Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Sid Gilliam. Davis' Raiders shocked the pro football world by finishing 10-4 and Davis was named the AFL Coach of the Year, it was a start of a 40 year run as pro football's winningest team.
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15 1970

1970 can be best described as 2 words: George Blanda. In one five week stretch with 43-year old Blanda around The Raiders gone 4-0-1 and the difference in the wild AFC West race with the defending World Champions Kansas City Chiefs. The Raiders' amazing stretch drive to their AFC West Title was highlighted by a spectacular 53-yard field goal by Blanda over the Cleveland Browns. A 17-17 tie with the Chiefs as Blanda's amazing 48-yard tying field goal. The Raiders beat the Jets at Shea with a 14-13 win that recalls the Infamous 1968 Heidi Game. The Raiders' George Blanda would later win the Bert Bell Award and the Raiders went on to the AFC Championship Game for 4th year in a row.
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16 1967

1967 was Al Davis' 5th year as a member of the Raiders franchise. It turned out to be The Raiders' best year yet. Going 13-1 and running away as the AFL West Champs. The Raiders welcomed Daryle Lamonica as quarterback as he greatly energized the Raiders' vertical passing game. 3 future Hall of Famers joined the team: Willie Brown, Art Shell and Gene Upshaw. 2 victories stand out this season. Week 13 saw the Raiders avenged their only regular season loss by beating the New York Jets at their home 2) The AFL Championship Game saw The famed silver and black dominate the game as they beat The Houston Oilers 40-7 and go to Super Bowl II. It was a beginning of a 19-year run of Raiders' titles and world championships
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17 2015
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19 1969

1969 saw a dawn of an new era in Raiders football as John Madden became the new head coach of the team. He preached in 3 important rules 1) Arrive on time 2) Listen to what he says and 3) Play Like Hell. The Raiders listened and the result an easy AFL Western Division Title with a 12-2-1 record. Quarterback Daryle Lamonica was named the co-AFL Most Valuable Player. Even NFL Films began to notice the winning tradition that the Raiders are having. In the first AFL Divisional Playoffs, the Raiders blew away The Houston Oilers 56-7 and made it to the Conference Championship game for the 3rd year in a row.
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20 1972
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