1975 Oakland Raiders season

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1975 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJohn Madden
General managerAl Davis
OwnerAl Davis
Home fieldOakland–Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record11–3
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishWon Divisional Round (Bengals) 31–28
Lost AFC Championship Game (Steelers) 10–16

The 1975 Oakland Raiders season was the team's 16th season, and 6th in the National Football League.

The 1975 season would be George Blanda's final season in the NFL. Blanda retired with two significant records: the most seasons in American professional football (26), and most games played (340).[1] The Raiders would finish the season with an 11-3 record and won the AFC West for the 4th straight year. They also made the playoffs for the 4th straight season. In the playoffs, the Raiders stunned the Cincinnati Bengals 31-28 in the Divisional Round. In the AFC Championship game, their third straight, they lost to the Steelers for the second straight season 16-10.

Opposing quarterbacks had a passer-rating of 37.2 against Oakland in 1975, the second-lowest total of the Super Bowl era.[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Overall Pick Player School/Club Team Position
1 24 24 Neal Colzie Ohio State DB
2 19 45 Charlie Phillips USC DB
3 24 76 Louis Carter Maryland RB
5 24 128 David Humm Nebraska QB
7 24 180 James Daniels Texas A&M DB
9 24 232 Harry Knight Richmond QB
10 25 259 Steve Sylvester Notre Dame T
12 24 310 Jack Magee Boston College C
14 24 362 Tom Doyle Yale QB
15 25 389 Paul Careathers Tennessee RB

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Roster[edit]

1975 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



Rookies in italics

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 22 at Miami Dolphins W 31– 21 1–0 Miami Orange Bowl Recap
2 September 28 at Baltimore Colts W 31–20 2–0 Memorial Stadium Recap
3 October 5 at San Diego Chargers W 6–0 3–0 San Diego Stadium Recap
4 October 12 at Kansas City Chiefs L 10–42 3–1 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
5 October 19 at Cincinnati Bengals L 10–14 3–2 Riverfront Stadium Recap
6 October 26 San Diego Chargers W 25–0 4–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
7 November 2 at Denver Broncos W 42–17 5–2 Mile High Stadium Recap
8 November 9 New Orleans Saints W 48–10 6–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
9 November 16 Cleveland Browns W 38–17 7–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
10 November 23 at Washington Redskins W 26–23 8–2 RFK Stadium Recap
11 November 30 Atlanta Falcons W 37–34 9–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
12 December 8 Denver Broncos W 17–10 10–2 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
13 December 14 Houston Oilers L 26–27 10–3 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap
14 December 21 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–20 11–3 Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Recap

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Season summary[edit]

Week 10[edit]

1 234OTTotal
Raiders 6 14033 26
Redskins 0 9770 23
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: RFK Stadium • Washington, D.C.
  • Game start: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 41°F • Wind 10

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Standings[edit]

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders(2) 11 3 0 .786 5–1 8–3 375 255 W1
Denver Broncos 6 8 0 .429 3–3 4–7 254 307 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 5 9 0 .357 3–3 3–8 282 341 L4
San Diego Chargers 2 12 0 .143 1–5 2–9 189 345 L1

Playoffs[edit]

The Raiders defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 31–28 in the divisional round in Oakland. The following Sunday, they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers 16–10 in the AFC Championship Game.

Oakland Raiders 31, Cincinnati Bengals 28[edit]

Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bengals 0 7 71428
Raiders 3 14 7731

at Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland, California

Pittsburgh Steelers 16, Oakland Raiders 10[edit]

Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 01010
Steelers 0 3 01316

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards and honors[edit]

  • George Blanda, most seasons in American professional football (26)
  • George Blanda, most games played, (340)

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 340
  2. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: Shutdown! The greatest pass defenses in history, the 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers have the best defensive passer rating total.
  3. ^ 1975 NFL Draft on databaseFootball.com Archived March 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/rai/1975.htm
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com