1973 Oakland Raiders season

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1973 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJohn Madden
General managerAl Davis
OwnerAl Davis
Home fieldOakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record9–4–1
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Round (Steelers) 33–14
Lost AFC Championship Game (Dolphins) 10–27

The 1973 Oakland Raiders season was the team's 14th season, and fourth in the National Football League.

In Week Two of the regular season, the Raiders defeated the Miami Dolphins, snapping Miami's 18-game winning-streak including a perfect season in 1972.

For the third time in four seasons, the Raiders won the AFC West title. They exacted a measure of revenge by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Division Round game, one year following the Immaculate Reception loss. But the Raiders failed to reach the Super Bowl as they lost to Miami in the AFC Championship Game.

Offseason[edit]

Draft[edit]

1973 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Ray Guy *   P Southern Miss
2 49 Monte Johnson  LB Nebraska
4 92 Perry Smith  DB Colorado State
4 101 Joe Wylie  RB Oklahoma
5 124 Louis Neal  WR Prairie View A&M
5 127 Ron Mikolajczyk  OT Tampa
6 153 Brent Myers  OT Purdue
7 179 Gary Weaver  LB Fresno State
8 205 Mike Rae  QB USC
9 231 Steve Sweeney  WR California
10 257 Leo Allen  WR Tuskegee
11 283 Jerry List  RB Nebraska
12 309 Jim Krapf  OG Alabama
14 361 Bruce Polen  DB William Penn
15 387 Dave Leffers  OG Vanderbilt
16 413 Jerry Gadlin  WR Wyoming
17 439 Michael Ryan  OG USC
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Roster[edit]

1973 Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–16
44,818
2 September 23, 1973 Miami Dolphins (at Berkeley, California) W 12–7
74,121
3 September 30, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–3
72,631
4 October 7, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 17–10
49,051
5 October 14, 1973 at San Diego Chargers W 27–17
50,672
6 October 22, 1973 at Denver Broncos T 23–23
51,270
7 October 28, 1973 at Baltimore Colts W 34–21
59,008
8 November 4, 1973 New York Giants W 42–0
51,200
9 November 11, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–9
47,535
10 November 18, 1973 Cleveland Browns L 7–3
47,398
11 November 25, 1973 San Diego Chargers W 31–3
40,195
12 December 2, 1973 at Houston Oilers W 17–6
25,801
13 December 8, 1973 Kansas City Chiefs W 37–7
53,945
14 December 16, 1973 Denver Broncos W 21–17
51,910

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 234Total
Raiders 0 1330 16
• Vikings 10 077 24
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Metropolitan Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 44,818
  • Game weather: 50°F; wind 8

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Week 2[edit]

Miami Dolphins (1–0) at Oakland Raiders (0–1)
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 0 077
Raiders 3 3 3312

at Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California

The Raiders became the first team to defeat Miami since Super Bowl VI.

Week 3[edit]

1 234Total
Raiders 0 300 3
• Chiefs 0 637 16
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Arrowhead Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 72,631
  • Game weather: 59°F; wind 4

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Week 4[edit]

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 377 17
Cardinals 7 030 10
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Busch Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 49,051
  • Game weather: 70°F; wind 10

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Week 5[edit]

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 6714 27
Chargers 3 0140 17
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: San Diego Stadium
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 50,672
  • Game weather: 66°F; wind 8

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Week 6[edit]

1 234Total
Raiders 0 1373 23
Broncos 7 0106 23
  • Date: October 22
  • Location: Mile High Stadium
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 51,270
  • Game weather: 58°F; wind 9
  • Television network: ABC

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Week 7[edit]

1 234Total
• Raiders 3 10714 34
Colts 0 0714 21
  • Date: October 28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 59,008
  • Game weather: 53°F; wind 12

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Week 8[edit]

1 234Total
Giants 0 000 0
• Raiders 14 1477 42

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Week 9 vs Steelers[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers (7–1) at Oakland Raiders (5–2–1)
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 7 7317
Raiders 0 3 069

at Oakland–Alameda County ColiseumOakland, California

Week 10[edit]

1 234Total
• Browns 0 700 7
Raiders 0 003 3

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Week 11[edit]

1 234Total
Chargers 3 000 3
• Raiders 7 1770 31

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Week 12[edit]

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 0314 17
Oilers 0 303 6
  • Date: December 2
  • Location: Houston Astrodome
  • Game start: 2:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 25,801
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

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Week 13[edit]

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 070 7
• Raiders 7 13314 37

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Week 14[edit]

1 234Total
Broncos 0 377 17
• Raiders 7 707 21

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 9 4 1 .679 4–1–1 7–3–1 292 175 W4
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .571 4–2 6–4–1 231 192 W1
Denver Broncos 7 5 2 .571 3–2–1 7–2–1 354 296 L1
San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 .179 0–6 1–9–1 188 386 L4

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 22, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers W 33–14
51,110
Conference Championship December 30, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 27–10
75,105

Divisional[edit]

1 234Total
Steelers 0 707 14
• Raiders 7 3130 23

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Conference Championship[edit]

1 234Total
Raiders 0 0100 10
• Dolphins 7 7310 27
  • Date: December 30
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 75,105
  • Game weather: 74°F; wind 8

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Awards and honors[edit]

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