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1974 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach John Madden
Home Field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 12–2
Place 1st AFC West
Playoff Finish Lost Conference Championship
Timeline
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1973 1975

The 1974 Oakland Raiders season was the team’s 15th season. For the fourth time in five seasons, the Raiders earned the AFC West title. For the second straight campaign, the Raiders gained revenge in the playoffs against the tea that had eliminated them the season before. This time, the silver and black defeated the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins 28–26 in the AFC Division Round game. Quarterback Ken Stabler threw the winning touchdown pass to running back Clarence Davis in what has come to be known as the Sea of Hands game. However, for the second straight season, the Raiders lost in the AFC Championship, this time at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 Henry Lawrence Tackle Florida A&M
2 Dave Casper Tight end Notre Dame
3 Mark van Eeghen Running back Colgate
4 Morris Bradshaw Wide receiver Ohio State
5 Pete Wessel Defensive back Northwestern

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score Record
1 September 16 at Buffalo L 21–20 0-1
2 September 22 Kansas City W 27–7 1-1
3 September 29 at Pittsburgh W 17–0 2-1
4 October 6 at Cleveland W 40–24 3-1
5 October 13 at San Diego W 14–10 4-1
6 October 20 Cincinnati W 30–27 5-1
7 October 27 at San Francisco W 35–24 6-1
8 November 3 at Denver W 28–17 7-1
9 November 10 Detroit W 35–13 8-1
10 November 17 San Diego W 17–10 9-1
11 November 24 Denver L 20–17 9-2
12 December 1 New England W 41–26 10-2
13 December 8 at Kansas City W 7–6 11-2
14 December 14 Dallas W 27–23 12-2

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Buffalo BillsEdit

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Week One: Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 3 7 10 20
Bills 0 7 0 14 21

at Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: Monday, September 16
  • Game time: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 59 F, wind 13 mph
  • Box Score


StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Oakland Raiders 12 2 0 .857 355 228 W-3
Denver Broncos 7 6 1 .536 302 294 L-1
Kansas City Chiefs 5 9 0 .357 233 293 L-2
San Diego Chargers 5 9 0 .357 212 285 W-2

RosterEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Score
Division Playoff December 21 Miami W 28–26
AFC Championship December 29 Pittsburgh L 24–13

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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