1969 Oakland Raiders season

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1969 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Owner F. Wayne Valley
Home field Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 12–1–1
Division place 1st AFL Western
Playoff finish Lost AFL Championship (Chiefs) 7–17

The 1969 Oakland Raiders season was the team's tenth as a franchise, and tenth in both Oakland and the American Football League. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon its 12–2 record from 1968. The season is notable for being the Raiders' last in the AFL (they would, along with all the other AFL teams, join the NFL in 1970).

The Raiders stormed to a 12–1–1 record in 1969. They led the league in wins for a third consecutive season; in doing so, they posted a staggering 37–4–1 record over their final three years of AFL play. The season would end with an upset loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in the 1969 AFL Championship Game.

Additionally, the season marked the debut of Hall-of-Fame head coach John Madden. Madden would lead the Raiders to seven division titles, seven AFL/AFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl championship before leaving in 1978. He would post a 112–39–7 regular season record over this span.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 14, 1969 Houston Oilers W 21–17 49,361
2 September 20, 1969 Miami Dolphins W 20–17 50,277
3 September 28, 1969 at Boston Patriots W 38–23 19,069
4 October 4, 1969 at Miami Dolphins T 20–20 35,614
5 October 12, 1969 at Denver Broncos W 24–14 49,511
6 October 19, 1969 Buffalo Bills W 50–21 54,418
7 October 26, 1969 at San Diego Chargers W 24–12 54,008
8 November 2, 1969 at Cincinnati Bengals L 31–17 27,927
9 November 9, 1969 Denver Broncos W 41–10 54,416
10 November 16, 1969 San Diego Chargers W 21–16 54,372
11 November 23, 1969 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–24 51,982
12 November 30, 1969 at New York Jets W 27–14 63,865
13 December 7, 1969 Cincinnati Bengals W 37–17 54,427
14 December 13, 1969 Kansas City Chiefs W 10–6 54,443

Standings[edit]

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 12 1 1 .923 7–1 377 242 W6
Kansas City Chiefs 11 3 0 .786 5–3 359 177 L1
San Diego Chargers 8 6 0 .571 2–6 288 276 W4
Denver Broncos 5 8 1 .385 3–5 297 344 W1
Cincinnati Bengals 4 9 1 .308 3–5 280 367 L5

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

Game summaries[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 234Total
Bills 0 7014 21
Raiders 14 2862 50

[1]

Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 006 6
• Raiders 0 307 10

[2]

Postseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Playoff December 21, 1969 Houston Oilers W 56–7 54,539
AFL Championship January 4, 1970 Kansas City Chiefs L 17–7 54,544

AFL championship game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 7 7 3 17
Raiders 7 0 0 0 7

Kansas City Chiefs 17, Oakland Raiders 7

January 4, 1970, at Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California

Scoring Summary[edit]

  • OAK – Smith 3 run (Blanda kick)
  • KC – Hayes 1 run (Stenerud kick)
  • KC – Holmes 5 run (Stenerud kick)
  • KC – Field goal Stenerud 22

Personnel[edit]

1969 Oakland Raiders football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name
RB 40 Pete Banaszak
FL 25 Fred Biletnikoff
QB, K 16 George Blanda
OG 64 George Buehler (R)
WR 89 Drew Buie (R)
TE 33 Billy Cannon
FB 35 Hewritt Dixon
TE 36 Lloyd Edwards
FB 30 Roger Hagberg
OG 70 Jim Harvey
OG 65 Wayne Hawkins
RB 39 Marv Hubbard (R)
QB 3 Daryle Lamonica
C 00 Jim Otto
OT 74 Harry Schuh
OT 78 Art Shell
WR 13 Rod Sherman
HB 23 Charlie Smith
OT 76 Bob Svihus
RB 22 Larry Todd
OG 63 Gene Upshaw
SE 81 Warren Wells
Defense
Pos. # Name
DB 20 Jackie Allen
S 43 George Atkinson
LB 50 Duane Benson
DL 53 Dan Birdwell
CB 24 Willie Brown
LB 48 Bill Budness
LB 55 Dan Conners
DE 83 Ben Davidson
DT 71 Al Dotson
S 45 Dave Grayson
DT 74 Tom Keating
LB 42 Bill Laskey
DE 77 Ike Lassiter
DB 47 Kent McCloughan
DT 85 Carleton Oats
LB 56 Chip Oliver
LB 34 Gus Otto
DT 80 Art Thoms
DB 29 Howie Williams
CB 26 Nemiah Wilson
Special teams
Pos. # Name
P 11 Mike Eischeid
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: January 16, 2013

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]