1975 Oakland Raiders season

1975 Oakland Raiders season

1975 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Owner Al Davis
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 11–3
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost AFC Championship Game
Timeline
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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]

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

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1975 NFL Draft
Round Pick Overall Pick Player School/Club Team Position
1 24 24 Neil Colzie Ohio State DB
2 19 45 Charles 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
[3]

Regular season

Schedule

Game Date Opponent Result Raiders points Opponents Raiders first downs Record Attendance
1 Sept. 22 at Miami Dolphins Win 31 21 17 1–0
78,744
2 Sept. 28 at Baltimore Colts Win 31 20 18 2–0
40,657
3 Oct. 5 at San Diego Chargers Win 6 0 17 3–0
31,095
4 Oct. 12 at Kansas City Chiefs Loss 10 42 23 3–1
60,425
5 Oct. 19 at Cincinnati Bengals Loss 10 14 18 3–2
48,122
6 Oct. 26 San Diego Chargers Win 25 0 23 4–2
42,796
7 Nov. 2 at Denver Broncos Win 42 17 21 5–2
52,505
8 Nov. 9 New Orleans Saints Win 48 10 34 6–2
51,267
9 Nov. 16 Cleveland Browns Win 38 17 22 7–2
50,461
10 Nov. 23 at Washington Redskins Win 26 23 26 8–2
53,582
11 Nov. 30 Atlanta Falcons Win 37 34 33 9–2
50,860
12 Dec. 8 Denver Broncos Win 17 10 16 10–2
51,075
13 Dec. 14 Houston Oilers Loss 26 27 23 10–3
50,719
14 Dec. 21 Kansas City Chiefs Win 28 20 24 11–3
48,604
[4]

Season summary

Week 10

1 234OTTotal
Raiders 6 14033 26
Redskins 0 9770 23

[5]


Standings

Roster

Playoffs

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

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

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

at Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Awards and honors

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

References

  • Raiders on Pro Football Reference
  • Raiders on Database Football