1978 Oakland Raiders season

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1978 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 9–7
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1977 1979 >

The 1978 Oakland Raiders season was the team's 19th season. Jack Tatum made a hit against New England Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley in a pre-season game. The hit paralyzed Stingley from the chest down.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1978 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 1978 at Denver Broncos L 14–6
75,092
2 September 10, 1978 at San Diego Chargers W 21–20
51,653
3 September 17, 1978 at Green Bay Packers W 28–3
55,903
4 September 24, 1978 New England Patriots L 21–14
52,904
5 October 1, 1978 at Chicago Bears W 25–19
52,848
6 October 8, 1978 Houston Oilers W 21–17
52,550
7 October 15, 1978 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–6
50,759
8 October 22, 1978 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–7
62,529
9 October 29, 1978 San Diego Chargers L 27–23
52,612
10 November 5, 1978 at Kansas City Chiefs W 20–10
75,418
11 November 13, 1978 at Cincinnati Bengals W 34–21
51,374
12 November 19, 1978 Detroit Lions W 29–17
44,517
13 November 26, 1978 Seattle Seahawks L 17–16
52,978
14 December 3, 1978 Denver Broncos L 21–6
53,932
15 December 10, 1978 at Miami Dolphins L 23–6
73,003
16 December 17, 1978 Minnesota Vikings W 27–20
44,643

Game summaries[edit]

Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 14 0 14 28
Packers 0 3 0 0 3

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Denver Broncos(3) 10 6 0 .625 7–1 8–4 282 198
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 345 358
Oakland Raiders 9 7 0 .563 3–5 5–7 311 283
San Diego Chargers 9 7 0 .563 5–3 7–5 355 309
Kansas City Chiefs 4 12 0 .250 1–7 4–10 243 327

Roster[edit]

1978 Oakland Raiders Team Starters
Offense
12    Ken Stabler         QB
22    Arthur Whittington  RB/KR
30    Mark van Eeghen     FB
21    Cliff Branch        WR
81    Morris Bradshaw     WR
87    Dave Casper         TE
78    Art Shell           LT
63    Gene Upshaw         LG
50    Dave Dalby          C
65    Mickey Marvin       RG
70    Henry Lawrence      RT
Defense
72    John Matuszak      LDE
60    Otis Sistrunk      NT
73    Dave Browning      RDE
83    Ted Hendricks     LB
58    Monte Johnson     LB
39    Willie Hall       LB
41    Phil Villapiano   LB
37    Lester Hayes      LCB
42    Monte Jackson     RCB
47    Charlie Phillips  SS
32    Jack Tatum        FS
Kicking Team
14    Errol Mann       K
8     Ray Guy          P
20    Neal Colzie      PR

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]