1963 Oakland Raiders season

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1963 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Al Davis
General manager Al Davis
Owner F. Wayne Valley
Home field Frank Youell Field
Results
Record 10–4
Division place 2nd AFL Western
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 1963 Oakland Raiders season was the team's fourth in Oakland. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon its abysmal 1962 record of 1–13.

In his first year with the organization, Raiders legend Al Davis, formerly a receivers coach with the San Diego Chargers, replaced the team's original gold and black uniforms with the current "silver and black" scheme. Under his leadership as head coach and general manager, the Raiders stunned the rest of the AFL by winning ten games. They finished with a record of 10–4, which was good for second place in the Western Division, one game behind the eventual AFL champion Chargers, whom they had defeated twice. The Raiders swept the Western division in 1963, winning all six games. For his role in the Raiders' miraculous turnaround, Al Davis was named the AFL's "Coach of the Year".

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 7 at Houston Oilers W, 24–13 1–0
24,749
2 September 15 Buffalo Bills W, 35–17 2–0
17,568
3 September 22 Boston Patriots L, 14–20 2–1
17,131
4 September 28 at New York Jets L, 7–10 2–2
17,100
5 October 5 at Buffalo Bills L, 0–12 2–3
24,846
6 October 11 at Boston Patriots L, 14–20 2–4
26,494
7 October 20 New York Jets W, 49–26 3–4
15,557
8 October 27 at San Diego Chargers W, 34–33 4–4
30,182
9 November 3 Kansas City Chiefs W, 10–7 5–4
18,919
10 November 8 at Kansas City Chiefs W, 22–7 6–4
24,879
11 November 17
Bye week
November 24
Scheduled AFL games postponed to December 22
12 November 28 at Denver Broncos W, 26–10 7–4
14,763
13 December 8 San Diego Chargers W, 41–27 8–4
20,249
14 December 15 Denver Broncos W, 35–31 9–4
15,223
15 December 22 Houston Oilers W, 52–49 10–4
17,401

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: at Houston Oilers[edit]

Week One: Oakland Raiders at Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 10 14 24
Oilers 6 0 0 7 13

at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 7
  • Game weather: 88 F, wind 6 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 0 10 7 0 17
• Raiders 0 21 7 7 35

[1]

Week 3[edit]

Week 4[edit]

Week 5[edit]

Week 6[edit]

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 6 0 13 26
• Raiders 21 14 7 7 49

[2]

Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 7 7 7 13 34
Chargers 10 7 9 7 33

[3]

Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 7 0 0 7
• Raiders 0 3 0 7 10

[4]

Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 3 19 0 0 22
Chiefs 0 0 7 0 7

[5]

Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 2 0 14 10 26
Broncos 0 3 0 7 10

[6]

Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 7 13 7 0 27
• Raiders 3 7 0 31 41

[7]

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 7 3 14 7 31
• Raiders 14 7 7 7 35

[8]

Week 15[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oilers 14 21 14 0 49
• Raiders 7 28 7 10 52

[9]

Standings[edit]

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 11 3 0 .786 3–3 399 255 W2
Oakland Raiders 10 4 0 .714 6–0 363 282 W8
Kansas City Chiefs 5 7 2 .417 2–4 347 263 W3
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 1–5 301 473 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-03.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-16.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-21.
  9. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-22.

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