1977 Oakland Raiders Season
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1977 Oakland Raiders Season

1977 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJohn Madden
General managerAl Davis
OwnerAl Davis
Home fieldOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record11-3
Division place2nd AFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Round
(at Colts) 37-31, 2OT
Lost AFC Championship Game
(at Broncos) 17-20
The Raiders playing the Broncos in the 1977-78 AFC Championship Game.

The 1977 Oakland Raiders season was the team's 18th season overall, and 8th season since joining the NFL. The Raiders entered the season as the defending Super Bowl champions.

The Raiders reached the AFC Championship Game for the fifth consecutive season, and their sixth in eight years. They lost the AFC Championship, however, to the division rival Denver Broncos.[1]

The 1977 Raiders set a professional football record with 681 rushing attempts.[2]Fullback Mark van Eeghen 324 times for 1273 yards, and running back Clarence Davis ran 194 times for 787 yards.[3]

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
2 35 Mike Davis DB Colorado
2 56 Ted McKnight RB Minnesota-Duluth
4 112 Mickey Marvin OG Tennessee
5 126 Lester Hayes DB Texas A&M
5 139 Jeff Barnes LB California
7 190 Rich Martini WR California-Davis
8 223 Terry Robiskie RB Louisiana State
12 317 Rod Martin LB Southern California
12 334 Rolf Benirschke PK California-Davis

Roster

Source:

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 18 San Diego Chargers W 24-0 1-0
51,022
2 September 25 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16-7 2-0
50,398
3 October 3 at Kansas City Chiefs W 37-28 3-0
60,684
4 October 9 at Cleveland Browns W 26-10 4-0
80,236
5 October 16 Denver Broncos L 7-30 4-1
53,616
6 October 23 at New York Jets W 28-27 5-1
56,734
7 October 30 at Denver Broncos W 24-14 6-1
75,007
8 November 6 Seattle Seahawks W 44-7 7-1
50,929
9 November 13 Houston Oilers W 34-29 8-1
53,667
10 November 20 at San Diego Chargers L 7-12 8-2
50,887
11 November 28 Buffalo Bills W 34-13 9-2
51,558
12 December 4 at Los Angeles Rams L 14-20 9-3
67,075
13 December 11 Minnesota Vikings W 35-13 10-3  
52,771
14 December 18 Kansas City Chiefs W 21-20 11-3  
50,304

This was the last NFL regular season with 14 games: it was expanded to 16 games in 1978.


Results

Week 1

Week 2

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 907 16
Steelers 0 007 7

[4]

Week 3

1 234Total
• Raiders 7 6213 37
Chiefs 0 2107 28

[5]

Week 6

1 234Total
• Raiders 14 0014 28
Jets 13 1400 27

[6]

Week 11

1 234Total
Bills 3 730 13
• Raiders 13 7140 34

[7]

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Denver Broncos(1) 12 2 0 .857 6-1 11-1 274 148 L1
Oakland Raiders(4) 11 3 0 .786 5-2 10-2 351 230 W2
San Diego Chargers 7 7 0 .500 3-4 6-6 222 205 L2
Seattle Seahawks 5 9 0 .357 1-3 4-9 282 373 W2
Kansas City Chiefs 2 12 0 .143 1-6 1-11 225 349 L6

Playoffs

Oakland made the playoffs as a wild card and won its divisional round game against the Baltimore Colts when Errol Mann tied the game with a late field goal, set up by a pass to tight end Dave Casper, a play known as the Ghost to the Post. In the second overtime, Casper caught another touchdown pass for the victory.[8][9][10] The following week on New Year's Day, they lost the AFC Championship Game 20-17 in Denver.[1][11][12][13]

Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 24 at Baltimore Colts W 37-312OT
60,763
AFC Championship January 1 at Denver Broncos L 17-20
74,982

Statistics

Passing

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Ken Stabler 169 294 2176 20 20

[14]

Rushing

Player Att Yards TD
Ken Stabler 3 -3 -

[14]

Receiving

Player Rec Yards TD
Dave Casper 48 584 6
Cliff Branch 33 540 6
Fred Biletnikoff 33 446 5

[14]

References

  1. ^ a b Jenkins, Dan (January 9, 1978). "Wholly Moses for Denver". Sports Illustrated. p. 14.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: In a single season, from 1978 to 2011, in the regular season, sorted by descending Rushing Att
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com: 1977 Oakland Raiders
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-10.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  8. ^ Reid, Ron (January 2, 1978). "The Ghost to the Post". Sports Illustrated. p. 12.
  9. ^ Livingston, Pat (December 25, 1977). "Oakland stops Baltimore, 37-31". Pittsburgh Press. p. D1.
  10. ^ "Suddenly, the Raiders win a 37-31 decision". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire service reports. December 25, 1977. p. 3C.
  11. ^ "Broncos turn a dream into Super reality". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). wire service reports. January 2, 1978. p. 1B.
  12. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  13. ^ Howitt, Bruce (January 2, 1978). "Denver and Dallas in Super shoot-out". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. p. 1B.
  14. ^ a b c Pro-Football-Reference.com

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