1966 Oakland Raiders Season
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1966 Oakland Raiders Season

1966 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJohn Rauch
OwnerF. Wayne Valley
Home fieldOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record8-5-1
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1966 Oakland Raiders season was their seventh season in Oakland and in the American Football League. Led by first-year head coach John Rauch, the Raiders played their home games in the new Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum,[1][2] and finished at 8-5-1, second place in the Western division.[3]

In April 1966, AFL commissioner Joe Foss resigned and was succeeded by Al Davis, the head coach and general manager of the Raiders. Offensive backs coach Rauch was promoted to head coach and Scotty Stirling became the general manager.[4] After the AFL-NFL merger agreement in June was made without his involvement, Davis resigned in late July;[5] he returned to the team, but did not coach again.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 2 at Miami Dolphins W 23-14 1-0
26,776
2 September 10 at Houston Oilers L 0-31 1-1
31,763
3 September 18 Kansas City Chiefs L 10-32 1-2
50,746
4 September 25 San Diego Chargers L 20-29 1-3
37,183
5 October 2 Bye
6 October 9 Miami Dolphins W 21-10 2-3
30,787
7 October 16 at Kansas City Chiefs W 34-13 3-3
33,057
8 October 23 at New York Jets W 24-21 4-3
58,135
9 October 30 at Boston Patriots L 21-24 4-4
26,941
10 November 6 Houston Oilers W 38-23 5-4
34,102
11 November 13 San Diego Chargers W 41-19 6-4
26,230
12 November 20 at Denver Broncos W 17-3 7-4
26,703
13 November 24 Buffalo Bills L 10-31 7-5
36,781
14 December 3 New York Jets T 28-28 7-5-1
32,144
15 December 11 at Denver Broncos W 28-10 8-5-1
31,765
16 December 18 Bye

Standings

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Kansas City Chiefs 11 2 1 .846 5-1 448 276 W3
Oakland Raiders 8 5 1 .615 4-2 315 288 W1
San Diego Chargers 7 6 1 .538 2-4 335 284 L1
Denver Broncos 4 10 0 .286 1-5 196 381 L2

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

References

  1. ^ Stevenson, Jack (September 19, 1966). "Chiefs turn blocked punt into rout of Oakland". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. p. 3B.
  2. ^ "Chiefs rout Oakland in 32-10 win". Lodi News-Sentinel. (California). UPI. September 19, 1966. p. 11.
  3. ^ "American Football League standings". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). December 19, 1966. p. 2C.
  4. ^ "Appoint Davis as AFL czar". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. p. 1, part 2.
  5. ^ "Woodard in, Davis out in AFL". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI. July 26, 1966. p. 2, part 2.

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