1989 Los Angeles Raiders season
|1989 Los Angeles Raiders season|
|General manager||Al Davis|
|Home field||L.A. Memorial Coliseum|
|Local radio||KLAC–AM 570|
|Division place||3rd AFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
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. 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.
|1989 Los Angeles Raiders draft|
|6||156||Doug Lloyd||RB||North Dakota State|
|8||205||Derrick Gainer||RB||Florida A&M|
|10||262||Charles Jackson||DT||Jackson State|
|1989 Los Angeles Raiders staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1989 Los Angeles Raiders roster|
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. 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.
|1||September 10, 1989||San Diego Chargers||W 40–14|
|2||September 17, 1989||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 24–19|
|3||September 24, 1989||at Denver Broncos||L 31–21|
|4||October 1, 1989||Seattle Seahawks||L 24–20|
|5||October 9, 1989||at New York Jets||W 14–7|
|6||October 15, 1989||Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–14|
|7||October 22, 1989||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 10–7|
|8||October 29, 1989||Washington Redskins||W 37–24|
|9||November 5, 1989||Cincinnati Bengals||W 28–7|
|10||November 12, 1989||at San Diego Chargers||L 14–12|
|11||November 19, 1989||at Houston Oilers||L 23–7|
|12||November 26, 1989||New England Patriots||W 24–21|
|13||December 3, 1989||Denver Broncos||W 16–13|
|14||December 10, 1989||Phoenix Cardinals||W 16–14|
|15||December 17, 1989||at Seattle Seahawks||L 23–17|
|16||December 24, 1989||at New York Giants||L 34–17|
|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|
|San Diego Chargers||6||10||0||.375||4–4||4–8||266||290||W2|
Awards and records
- 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.)
- Howie Long, AFC Pro Bowl selection
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.286
- "1989 Los Angeles Raiders draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- "1989 Los Angeles Raiders starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Bo Jackson, Card No. 155, Pro Set Properties
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-17.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-27.
- 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Mike Dyal, Card No. 151, Pro Set Properties