1989 Los Angeles Raiders season

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1989 Los Angeles Raiders season
Head coach Mike Shanahan
Art Shell
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field L.A. Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1988 1990 >

The 1989 Los Angeles Raiders season was the club’s 30th season in the National Football League (NFL). Art Shell replaced Mike Shanahan, and in the process became the first black head coach in the NFL since Fritz Pollard coached the Akron Pros in 1921.[1] The club finished with an 8–8 record. In preseason against the Houston Oilers, the Raiders played their first game in Oakland since moving to Los Angeles in 1982, before eventually moving back to Oakland in 1995.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1989 NFL draft
1989 Los Angeles Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
6 140 Jeff Francis  QB Tennessee
6 156 Doug Lloyd  RB North Dakota State
8 205 Derrick Gainer  RB Florida A&M
9 235 Gary Gooden  DB Indiana
10 262 Charles Jackson  DT Jackson State
‹See Tfm›      Made roster  

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Transactions[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 Los Angeles Raiders staff
Front office
  • President of the General Partner – Al Davis
  • Executive Assistant – Al LoCasale
  • Personnel Operations – Ron Wolf
  • Senior Executive – John Herrera

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defense/Linebackers – Dave Adolph
  • Defensive Line – Bill Urbanik
  • Linebackers – Sam Gruneisen
  • Defensive Backs – Jack Stanton

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – John Dunn

Roster[edit]

1989 Los Angeles Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

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Regular season[edit]

The Raiders stated the season with one win and three losses. After hiring Art Shell in Week 5, the Raiders won seven of their next ten games. The Raiders suffered road losses to the Seahawks and to the Giants, to be eliminated from playoff contention.

Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Bo Jackson scored a touchdown on a 92 yard run. He became the first player ever with two runs of 90 plus yards in a career.[4] Steve Wisniewski was the youngest player on the Raiders roster. At the age of 22, he was in the starting lineup at the Guard position. Steve Beuerlein started seven games at quarterback and his best performance was against the New York Giants in week 16. Beuerlein had 16 completions and 266 passing yards.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 San Diego Chargers W 40–14
40,237
2 September 17, 1989 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–19
71,741
3 September 24, 1989 at Denver Broncos L 31–21
75,754
4 October 1, 1989 Seattle Seahawks L 24–20
44,319
5 October 9, 1989 at New York Jets W 14–7
68,040
6 October 15, 1989 Kansas City Chiefs W 20–14
40,453
7 October 22, 1989 at Philadelphia Eagles L 10–7
64,019
8 October 29, 1989 Washington Redskins W 37–24
52,781
9 November 5, 1989 Cincinnati Bengals W 28–7
51,080
10 November 12, 1989 at San Diego Chargers L 14–12
59,151
11 November 19, 1989 at Houston Oilers L 23–7
59,198
12 November 26, 1989 New England Patriots W 24–21
38,747
13 December 3, 1989 Denver Broncos W 16–13
87,560
14 December 10, 1989 Phoenix Cardinals W 16–14
41,785
15 December 17, 1989 at Seattle Seahawks L 23–17
61,076
16 December 24, 1989 at New York Giants L 34–17
70,306

Game summaries[edit]

Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 0 7 7 14
Jets 0 0 7 0 7

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Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 7 0 0 7 14
• Raiders 3 7 3 7 20

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 11 5 0 .688 6–2 9–3 362 226 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 8 7 1 .531 3–5 6–7–1 318 286 W1
Los Angeles Raiders 8 8 0 .500 3–5 6–6 315 297 L2
Seattle Seahawks 7 9 0 .438 4–4 7–5 241 327 L1
San Diego Chargers 6 10 0 .375 4–4 4–8 266 290 W2

Awards and records[edit]

  • Mike Dyal, AFC Offensive Player of Week 13 (caught 4 passes for 134 yards and 1 TD vs. Denver, caught 67 yard pass to send game into Overtime, caught 2 passes for 41 yards to set up game winning field goal.)[7]
  • Howie Long, AFC Pro Bowl selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.286
  2. ^ "1989 Los Angeles Raiders draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1989 Los Angeles Raiders starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Bo Jackson, Card No. 155, Pro Set Properties
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-17.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-27.
  7. ^ 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Mike Dyal, Card No. 151, Pro Set Properties

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