1969 Oakland Raiders Season
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1969 Oakland Raiders Season

1969 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJohn Madden
OwnerF. Wayne Valley
Home fieldOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record12-1-1
Division place1st AFL Western
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship Game
(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 last for the AFL, which merged into 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 AFL Championship Game.

Additionally, the season marked the debut of Hall-of-Fame head coach John Madden, previously the linebacker coach,[1][2] promoted after the January departure of John Rauch for Buffalo.[3][4] Madden led the Raiders to seven division titles, seven AFL/AFC Championship Games, and a Super Bowl championship before leaving after 1978, his tenth as head coach, with a 112-39-7 (.731) regular season record.

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 14 Houston Oilers W 21-17 1-0 49,361
2 September 20 Miami Dolphins W 20-17 2-0 50,277
3 September 28 at Boston Patriots W 38-23 3-0 19,069
4 October 4 at Miami Dolphins T 20-20 3-0-1 35,614
5 October 12 at Denver Broncos W 24-14 4-0-1 49,511
6 October 19 Buffalo Bills W 50-21 5-0-1 54,418
7 October 26 at San Diego Chargers W 24-12 6-0-1 54,008
8 November 2 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17-31 6-1-1 27,927
9 November 9 Denver Broncos W 41-10 7-1-1 54,416
10 November 16 San Diego Chargers W 21-16 8-1-1 54,372
11 November 23 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27-24 9-1-1 51,982
12 November 30 at New York Jets W 27-14 10-1-1 63,865
13 December 7 Cincinnati Bengals W 37-17 11-1-1 54,427
14 December 13 Kansas City Chiefs W 10-6 12-1-1 54,443
  • Saturday night (September 20, October 4), Saturday (December 13)

Standings

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

Week 1

1 234Total
Oilers 0 0107 17
• Raiders 14 007 21

[5]

Week 6

1 234Total
Bills 0 7014 21
Raiders 14 2862 50

[6]

Week 14

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

[7]

Postseason

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 7-17 54,544

AFL championship game

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

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

Personnel

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Madden is named new Raider coach". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. February 5, 1969. p. 21, part 2.
  2. ^ "Ex-Duck Madden takes Raider reins". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. February 5, 1969. p. 1D.
  3. ^ "Oakland's Rauch shuffles off to Buffalo - stealthily". Milwaukee Journal. press dispatches. January 17, 1969. p. 15, part 2.
  4. ^ "Raiders' Rauch leaves, accepts job with Bills". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 17, 1969. p. 3B.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-Nov-03.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013-Dec-15.

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