Las Vegas Raiders
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The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football team. They are in the National Football League. They play in Paradise, Nevada, USA. Their stadium is Allegiant Stadium. They were created in 1960 as an American Football League team. They play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC). The other teams in the Western Division are the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers. The Raiders have won three Super Bowls.
|Las Vegas Raiders|
Play in Allegiant Stadium
Headquartered in Alameda, California
American Football League (1960–1969)
National Football League (1970–present)
|Team colors||Silver, Black|
|Fight song||The Autumn Wind|
|Mascot||The Black Hole|
|Owner(s)||Mark Davis (majority owner)|
|General manager||Mike Maylock|
|Head coach||Jon Gruden|
|League championships (3†)|
|Conference championships (4)
|Division championships (15)
|Playoff appearances (21)|
American Football League years (1960-1969)Edit
A few months after the AFL's first draft in 1959, owners of the Minneapolis new team (later known as the Minnesota Vikings) accepted the invitation to join the National Football League. Needing a replacement, the AFL tried to find one quickly. Oakland was thought to be an unlikely city to have a professional American football team. The AFL owners picked Oakland after Los Angeles Chargers owner Barron Hilton threatened to drop his team unless a second team was placed on the West Coast. The city of Oakland was awarded the eighth AFL team on January 30, 1960, and the team took over the Minneapolis club's draft picks. The new Oakland team was called the "Raiders", which is used as a synonym for a pirate. The team logo includes an illustration of a pirate.
In the early years, the Raiders struggled. When Al Davis came in as head coach and general manager, the Raiders got better. Davis hired John Rauch and went to the their first AFL Championship against the Houston Oilers and won it 40-7. After winning their first AFL championship they earned a shot at Super Bowl II and lost to Green Bay Packers 33-14. The next two years, the Raiders again won Western Division titles, only to lose the AFL Championship to the eventual Super Bowl winners—the New York Jets (1968) and Kansas City Chiefs (1969).
National Football League years (1970-present)Edit
After the 1969 season, the AFL decided to merge with the NFL. The Raiders join the American Football Conference as a Western Division member. John Madden was hired as head coach. Madden took the Raiders to their first Super Bowl win against Minnesota Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI. Later, Madden left for a commentary career. The Raiders hired Tom Flores, the first Hispanic head coach in NFL history. Flores took the Raiders for their second Super Bowl win against Philadelphia Eagles 27 10 in Super Bowl XV. The Raiders became the first wild card team to win a Super Bowl.
Los Angeles Raiders (1982-1995)Edit
Al Davis signed a note to make the Raiders move to Los Angeles. The Raiders won their third Super Bowl against the Washington Redskins.
Oakland Raiders (1995-2020)Edit
The Raiders move back to Oakland. The Raiders have struggled since 2003 season after losing to the Tampa Bay Buccanears in Super Bowl XXXVII. They returned to the playoffs in 2016, but lost in the first round to the Houston Texans. They played their final year in Oakland in 2019 before moving to Las Vegas in 2020.
Las Vegas Raiders (2020-present)Edit
The Raiders moved to Las Vegas in the 2020 season. They finished their inaugural season in Las Vegas with 8 wins and 8 losses.
Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties
|Oakland Raiders (AFL)|
|1960||6||8||0||3rd AFL West||--|
|1961||2||12||0||4th AFL West||--|
|1962||1||13||0||4th AFL West||--|
|1963||10||4||0||2nd AFL West||--|
|1964||5||7||2||3rd AFL West||--|
|1965||8||5||1||2nd AFL West||--|
|1966||8||5||1||2nd AFL West||--|
|1967||13||1||0||1st AFL West||Won AFL Championship (Oilers) 40-7|
Lost Super Bowl II (Packers) 33-14
|1968||12||2||0||1st AFL West||Won Western Division playoff (Chiefs) 41-6|
Lost AFL Championship (Jets) 27-23
|1969||12||1||1||1st AFL West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Oilers) 56-7|
Lost AFL Championship (Chiefs) 17-7
|Merged into NFL|
|1970||8||4||2||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 21-14|
Lost Conference Championship (B. Colts) 27-17
|1971||8||4||2||2nd AFC West||--|
|1972||10||3||1||1st AFC West||Lost Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 13-7|
|1973||9||4||1||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 33-14|
Lost Conference Championship (Dolphins) 27-10
|1974||12||2||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 28-26|
Lost Conference Championship (Steelers) 24-13
|1975||11||3||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Bengals) 31-28|
Lost Conference Championship (Steelers) 16-10
|1976||13||1||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 24-21|
Won Conference Championship (Steelers) 24-7
Won Super Bowl XI (Vikings) 32-14
|1977||11||3||0||2nd AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (B. Colts) 37-31|
Lost Conference Championship (Broncos) 20-17
|1978||9||7||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1979||9||7||0||3rd AFC West||--|
|1980||11||5||0||2nd AFC West||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Oilers) 27-7|
Won Divisional Playoffs (Browns) 14-12
Won Conference Championship (Chargers) 34-27
Won Super Bowl XV (Eagles) 27-10
|1981||7||9||0||4th AFC West||--|
|Los Angeles Raiders|
|1982||8||1||0||1st AFC Conf.+||Won First Round (Browns) 27-10|
Lost Second Round (Jets) 17-14
|1983||12||4||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Steelers) 38-10|
Won Conference Championship (Seahawks) 30-14
Won Super Bowl XVIII (Redskins) 38-9
|1984||11||5||0||3rd AFC West||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Seahawks) 13-7|
|1985||12||4||0||1st AFC West||Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 27-20|
|1986||8||8||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1987||5||10||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1988||7||9||0||3rd AFC West||--|
|1989||8||8||0||3rd AFC West||--|
|1990||12||4||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Bengals) 20-10|
Lost Conference Championship (Bills) 51-3
|1991||9||7||0||3rd AFC West||Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Chiefs) 10-6|
|1992||7||9||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1993||10||6||0||2nd AFC West||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Broncos) 42-24|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Bills) 29-23
|1994||9||7||0||2nd AFC West||--|
|1995||8||8||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1996||7||9||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1997||4||12||0||4th AFC West||--|
|1998||8||8||0||2nd AFC West||--|
|1999||8||8||0||4th AFC West||--|
|2000||12||4||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 27-0|
Lost Conference Championship (Ravens) 16-3
|2001||10||6||0||1st AFC West||Won Wild Card Playoffs (Jets) 38-24|
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Patriots) 16-13
|2002||11||5||0||1st AFC West||Won Divisional Playoffs (Jets) 30-10|
Won Conference Championship (Titans) 41-24
Lost Super Bowl XXXVII (Buccaneers) 48-21
|2003||4||12||0||3rd AFC West||--|
|2004||5||11||0||4th AFC West||--|
|2005||4||12||0||4th AFC West||--|
|2006||2||14||0||4th AFC West||--|
|2007||4||10||0||4th AFC West||--|
|Totals||422||326||11||(1960-2006, including AFL & NFL playoffs)|
+ = Due to a strike-shortened season in 1982, all teams were ranked by conference instead of division.
Notes and ReferencesEdit
- ↑ Tafur, Vittorio (October 9, 2011). "Davis family will retain ownership of Raiders". The San Francisco Chronicle. p. B-9. Archived from the original on October 10, 2011. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
- ↑ "Davis family will keep ownership of Raiders, executive says". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2019-03-31. Retrieved 2012-03-13.
- ↑ "Pro Football Hall of Fame - Oakland Raiders". Archived from the original on 2006-12-30. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
- ↑ Dickey, Just Win, Baby, p. 7.
- ↑ Dickey, Just Win, Baby, pp. 7–8.
- ↑ Newhouse, Dave. ""1980 Raiders were outcasts, champions"". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 2007-01-23. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
- ↑ Phillips, B.J. (1981-02-09). "The Wild Cards Run Wild". Time. Archived from the original on 2007-09-01. Retrieved 2007-01-28.
1974 and 1975
| Super Bowl Champions
1978 and 1979
| Super Bowl Champions
San Francisco 49ers
| Super Bowl Champions
Los Angeles Raiders
San Francisco 49ers