1978 would prove to be an up and down year for the silver and black. The Raiders were plagued can by one of Kenny Stabler's worst seasons, tossing 16 TD's, while throwing 30 interceptions. The running game also fall off from seasons past. Even the great wide receiver Cliff Branch, only caught one TD. The season started off with a 14 to 6 loss in Denver. The Raiders would rally to a 5 - 3 start, then climbed to 8 - 4. A last minute loss to the Seattle Seahawks 17 - 16, for the first time since 1965 a team beat the Raiders twice in the same season. Then the Broncos completed their sweep of the Raiders with a 21 - 6 victory in Oakland, followed by a 23 - 6 defeat in Miami. A meaningless 27 - 20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings kept the Raiders consecutive seasons with a winning record streak alive.