1977 Oakland Raiders season

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1977 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 11–3
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Conference Championship
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< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 Oakland Raiders season was the team’s 18th season overall, and 8th season since joining the NFL. The Raiders entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champions.

The 1977 Raiders reached the AFC Championship Game for the fifth consecutive season, and their sixth time in eight years. They lost the AFC Championship, however, to the division rival Denver Broncos.

The 1977 Raiders set a professional football record with 681 rushing attempts.[1] Fullback Mark van Eeghen 324 times for 1273 yards, and running back Clarence Davis ran 194 times for 787 yards.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1977 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Roster[edit]

Defense
[1]




CB
Skip Thomas


CB
Willie Brown
Offense
[2]
WR
Fred Biletnikoff
LT LG C RG RT
Art Shell Gene Upshaw Dave Dalby George Buehler Henry Lawrence
TE
Dave Casper
WR
Cliff Branch
QB
Ken Stabler
RB
Clarence Davis
FB
Mark van Eeghen
Special Teams
PK Errol Mann
P Ray Guy
KR Carl Garrett
PR Neal Colzie



Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 San Diego Chargers W 24–0
51,022
2 September 25, 1977 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–7
50,398
3 October 3, 1977 at Kansas City Chiefs W 37–28
60,684
4 October 9, 1977 at Cleveland Browns W 26–10
80,236
5 October 16, 1977 Denver Broncos L 30–7
53,616
6 October 23, 1977 at New York Jets W 28–27
56,734
7 October 30, 1977 at Denver Broncos W 24–14
75,007
8 November 6, 1977 Seattle Seahawks W 44–7
50,929
9 November 13, 1977 Houston Oilers W 34–29
53,667
10 November 20, 1977 at San Diego Chargers L 12–7
50,887
11 November 28, 1977 Buffalo Bills W 34–13
51,558
12 December 4, 1977 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–14
67,075
13 December 11, 1977 Minnesota Vikings W 35–13
52,771
14 December 18, 1977 Kansas City Chiefs W 21–20
50,304

Playoffs[edit]

Oakland made the playoffs as a wild card in 1977 and won the divisional playoffs in a game against the Baltimore Colts when Errol Mann tied the game with a field goal. In the second overtime, Dave Casper caught another touchdown pass for the victory. The following week, they lost the AFC Championship Game 20–17 in Denver.

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 24, 1977 at Baltimore Colts W 37–31
60,763
AFC Championship January 1, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 20–17
74,982

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 0 0 0 0 0
Raiders 7 10 7 0 24

at Oakland Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, CA

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: 66°F (24.4°C), wind 11 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 9 0 7 16
Steelers 0 0 0 7 7

[3]


Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 7 6 21 3 37
Chiefs 0 21 0 7 28

[4]


Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 14 0 0 14 28
Jets 13 14 0 0 27

[5]


Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 3 7 3 0 13
• Raiders 13 7 14 0 34

[6]


Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6–1 11–1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5–2 10–2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3–4 6–6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1–3 4–9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1–6 1–11 225 349 L6

Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Ken Stabler 169 294 2176 20 20

[7]

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yards TD
Ken Stabler 3 −3

[7]

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yards TD
Dave Casper 48 584 6
Cliff Branch 33 540 6
Fred Biletnikoff 33 446 5

[7]

References[edit]

External links[edit]