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1966 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach John Rauch
Home Field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 8–5–1
Place 2nd AFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1965 1967

The 1966 Oakland Raiders season began with the team trying to improve on their 8–5–1 record from 1965. The 1966 season was the seventh season in Oakland and in the American Football League. 1966 also saw the team move their home games from tiny Frank Youell Field to the new 53,000 seat Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

AFL owners, in their desire to compete with the NFL, hired Raider head coach Al Davis as commissioner of the league. And while Davis became a public advocate for all-out war against the NFL, the owners secretly negotiated a merger with the older league. When the merger was announced, a furious Davis resigned, less than six months after being hired. He returned to Oakland and became part owner and general manager, and remained angry towards other AFL owners for decades.

196 AFL DraftEdit

PreseasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
August 2 at Houston L 26-17 0-1 36,935
August 13 at San Diego W 17-7 1-1 17,097
August 20 Boston at Anaheim L 21-10 1-2 36,038
August 28 at Denver W 52-21 2-2 14,074

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record Att.
1 September 2 (Fri) at Miami W 23–14 1-0 26,776
2 September 10 (Sat) at Houston L 31–0 1-1 31,763
3 September 18 Kansas City L 32–10 1-2 50,746
4 September 25 San Diego L 29–20 1-3 37,183
5 Bye week
6 October 9 Miami W 21–10 2-3 30,787
7 October 16 at Kansas City W 34–13 3-3 33,057
8 October 23 at NY Jets W 24–21 4-3 58,135
9 October 30 at Boston L 24–21 4-4 26,941
10 November 6 Houston W 38–23 5-4 34,102
11 November 13 at San Diego W 41–19 6-4 26,230
12 November 20 at Denver W 17–3 7-4 26,703
13 November 24 (Thu) Buffalo L 31–10 7-5 36,781
14 December 3 (Sat) NY Jets T 28–28 7-5-1 32,144
15 December 11 Denver W 28–10 8-5-1 31,765

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