1973 Oakland Raiders season

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1973 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
General manager Al Davis
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 9–4–1
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Conference Championship

The 1973 Oakland Raiders season was the team’s 14th season, and fourth in the National Football League.

In Week Two of the regular season, the Raiders defeated the Miami Dolphins, snapping Miami's 18-game winning-streak including a perfect season in 1972.

For the third time in four seasons, the Raiders won the AFC West title. They exacted a measure of revenge by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Division Round game, one year following the Immaculate Reception loss. But the Raiders failed to reach the Super Bowl as they lost to Miami in the AFC Championship Game.

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

Main article: 1973 NFL Draft
1973 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Ray Guy  P Southern Miss
2 49 Monte Johnson  LB Nebraska
4 92 Perry Smith  DB Colorado State
4 101 Joe Wylie  RB Oklahoma
5 124 Louis Neal  WR Prairie View A&M
5 127 Ron Mikolajczyk  OT Tampa
6 153 Brent Myers  OT Purdue
7 179 Gary Weaver  LB Fresno State
8 205 Mike Rae  QB USC
9 231 Steve Sweeney  WR California
10 257 Leo Allen  WR Tuskegee
11 283 Jerry List  RB Nebraska
12 309 Jim Krapf  OG Alabama
14 361 Bruce Polen  DB William Penn
15 387 Dave Leffers  OG Vanderbilt
16 413 Jerry Gadlin  WR Wyoming
17 439 Michael Ryan  OG USC
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–16
44,818
2 September 23, 1973 Miami Dolphins (at Berkeley, CA) W 12–7
74,121
3 September 30, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–3
72,631
4 October 7, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 17–10
49,051
5 October 14, 1973 at San Diego Chargers W 27–17
50,672
6 October 22, 1973 at Denver Broncos T 23–23
51,270
7 October 28, 1973 at Baltimore Colts W 34–21
59,008
8 November 4, 1973 New York Giants W 42–0
51,200
9 November 11, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–9
47,535
10 November 18, 1973 Cleveland Browns L 7–3
47,398
11 November 25, 1973 San Diego Chargers W 31–3
40,195
12 December 2, 1973 at Houston Oilers W 17–6
25,801
13 December 8, 1973 Kansas City Chiefs W 37–7
53,945
14 December 16, 1973 Denver Broncos W 21–17
51,910

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 13 3 0 16
• Vikings 10 0 7 7 24
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Metropolitan Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 44,818
  • Game weather: 50°F; wind 8

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Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 0 0 0 7 7
• Raiders 3 3 3 3 12
  • Date: September 23
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 74,121
  • Game weather: 62°F; wind 13
  • The Raiders became the first team to defeat Miami since Super Bowl VI.

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Week 3[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 3 0 0 3
• Chiefs 0 6 3 7 16
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 72,631
  • Game weather: 59°F; wind 4

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Week 4[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 3 7 7 17
Cardinals 7 0 3 0 10
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Busch Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 49,051
  • Game weather: 70°F; wind 10

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Week 5[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 6 7 14 27
Chargers 3 0 14 0 17
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: San Diego Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 50,672
  • Game weather: 66°F; wind 8

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Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 13 7 3 23
Broncos 7 0 10 6 23
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Mile High Stadium
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 51,270
  • Game weather: 58°F; wind 9
  • Television network: ABC

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Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 3 10 7 14 34
Colts 0 0 7 14 21
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 59,008
  • Game weather: 53°F; wind 12

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Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Giants 0 0 0 0 0
• Raiders 14 14 7 7 42

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Week 9[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Steelers 0 7 7 3 17
Raiders 0 3 0 6 9

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Week 10[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Browns 0 7 0 0 7
Raiders 0 0 0 3 3

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Week 11[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 3 0 0 0 3
• Raiders 7 17 7 0 31

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Week 12[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 0 3 14 17
Oilers 0 3 0 3 6
  • Date: December 2
  • Location: Houston Astrodome
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 25,801
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

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Week 13[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 0 0 7 0 7
• Raiders 7 13 3 14 37

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Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 3 7 7 17
• Raiders 7 7 0 7 21

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 9 4 1 .679 4–1–1 7–3–1 292 175 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .571 4–2 6–4–1 231 192 W1
Denver Broncos 7 5 2 .571 3–2–1 7–2–1 354 296 L1
San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 .179 0–6 1–9–1 188 386 L4

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 22, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers W 33–14
51,110
Conference Championship December 30, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 27–10
75,105

Divisional[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 0 7 0 7 14
• Raiders 7 3 13 0 23

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Conference Championship[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 0 10 0 10
• Dolphins 7 7 3 10 27
  • Date: December 30
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 75,105
  • Game weather: 74°F; wind 8

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Awards and honors[edit]

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