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1965 Oakland Raiders

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8-5-1, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (21.3/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 239 points (17.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 59 points (4.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.8-5.2.

Coach: Al Davis (8-5-1)

Stadium: Frank Youell Field
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner F. Wayne Valley
Head Coach/General Manager Al Davis
Offensive Scheme Vertical
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 298 3998 854 4.7 26 9 19 225 195 431 2460 22 17 5.3 134 390 1538 8 3.9 72
Team Defense 239 4188 903 4.6 38 14 20 235 199 466 2701 20 24 5.4 125 407 1487 10 3.7 90
Lg Rank Offense 5 5 1 1 5 6 8 3 1 4 5 4 7 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 5 2 5 5 6 5 6 4 5 5 3 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore W 1-0 Kansas City Chiefs 37 10 12 288 172 116 1 11 154 42 112 3
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 1-1 San Diego Chargers 6 17 12 133 97 36 4 18 316 136 180
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 2-1 Houston Oilers 21 17 15 326 180 146 3 14 269 183 86 3
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 2-2 @ Buffalo Bills 12 17 12 162 69 93 3 14 263 123 140 3
5 Fri October 8 boxscore W 3-2 @ Boston Patriots 24 10 20 418 269 149 15 210 138 72
5 Sat October 16 boxscore T 3-2-1 @ New York Jets 24 24 18 266 191 75 1 14 293 191 102 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore W 4-2-1 Boston Patriots 30 21 21 320 220 100 14 293 220 73 3
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Kansas City Chiefs 7 14 11 167 128 39 16 218 47 171 3
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-3-1 @ Houston Oilers 33 21 16 392 203 189 2 23 317 296 21 4
10 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-4-1 Buffalo Bills 14 17 10 295 158 137 3 11 223 129 94 4
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-4-1 @ Denver Broncos 28 20 16 251 179 72 2 22 381 272 109 5
12 Sun December 5 boxscore W 7-4-1 Denver Broncos 24 13 16 315 177 138 2 17 441 342 99 1
13 Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-4-1 New York Jets 24 14 16 365 219 146 2 16 370 289 81 4
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 8-5-1 @ San Diego Chargers 14 24 20 300 198 102 3 18 438 291 147 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Tom Flores 28 QB 14 11 7-3-1 122 269 45.4% 1593 14 5.2 11 4.1 69 5.9 5.1 13.1 113.8 64.9 1 2
18 Dick Wood 29 qb 14 3 1-2-0 69 157 43.9% 1003 8 5.1 6 3.8 57 6.4 5.7 14.5 71.6 66.4
36 Clem Daniels* 28 HB 14 0 2 2 100.0% 95 0 0.0 0 0.0 53 47.5 47.5 47.5 6.8 118.7
19 Cotton Davidson 34 2 0 1 1 100.0% 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 4.0 100.0
10 Mike Mercer 30 K/P 14 0 1 1 100.0% 14 0 0.0 0 0.0 14 14.0 14.0 14.0 1.0 118.7
22 Larry Todd 23 KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.3 14 8-5-1 195 431 45.2% 2713 22 5.1 17 3.9 69 6.3 5.5 13.9 193.8 66.6 1 2
Opp Total 14 199 466 42.7% 2947 20 4.3 24 5.2 6.3 4.86 14.8 210.5 56.9 30 246 5.4 4.1 6.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
36 Clem Daniels* 28 HB 14 0 219 884 5 57 4.0 63.1 15.6 36 568 15.8 7 69 2.6 40.6 1452 12 6
37 Alan Miller 28 FB 14 0 73 272 1 26 3.7 19.4 5.2 21 208 9.9 3 39 1.5 14.9 480 4 2
30 Roger Hagberg 26 14 0 48 171 1 19 3.6 12.2 3.4 12 121 10.1 0 18 0.9 8.6 292 1 1
22 Larry Todd 23 KR 14 0 32 183 0 57 5.7 13.1 2.3 8 106 13.3 0 43 0.6 7.6 289 0 2
15 Tom Flores 28 QB 14 11 11 32 0 15 2.9 2.3 0.8 32 0 0
18 Dick Wood 29 qb 14 3 4 16 1 21 4.0 1.1 0.3 16 1 0
40 Bo Roberson* 30 6 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.7 0.2 15 220 14.7 0 55 2.5 36.7 216 0 0
10 Mike Mercer 30 K/P 14 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
84 Art Powell* 28 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 800 15.4 12 66 3.7 57.1 800 12 0
14 Fred Biletnikoff 22 FL 14 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 331 13.8 0 53 1.7 23.6 331 0 0
86 Ken Herock 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 221 12.3 0 22 1.3 15.8 221 0 0
33 Billy Cannon 28 TE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 127 18.1 0 36 0.7 12.7 127 0 0
39 Pervis Atkins 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.2 6 0 0
21 Gene Mingo 27 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 5 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 389 1553 8 57 4.0 110.9 27.8 195 2713 13.9 22 69 13.9 193.8 4266 30 16
Opp Total 14 407 1487 10 3.7 106.2 29.1 199 2701 13.6 20 14.2 192.9 4188 30 23

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
25 Claude Gibson 26 PR 14 0 31 357 1 58 11.5 9 186 0 38 20.7 543
22 Larry Todd 23 KR 14 0 20 461 0 50 23.1 750
40 Bo Roberson* 30 6 0 12 259 0 29 21.6 475
30 Roger Hagberg 26 14 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 3 50 0 20 16.7 345
27 Joe Krakoski 28 LS 12 0 2 5 0 5 2.5 5
45 Dave Grayson*+ 26 RCB 14 0 1 34 0 34 34.0 34
49 Dick Hermann 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 34 365 1 58 10.7 46 990 0 50 21.5 5621
Opp Total 14 33 256 0 7.8 62 1227 0 19.8

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Mike Mercer 30 K/P 14 0 3 3 4 4 5 3 2 15 9 60.0%% 35 35 100.0%% 75 3079 70 0 41.1
21 Gene Mingo 27 14 0 5 2 8 4 6 2 19 8 42.1%%
Team Total 26.3 14 3 3 9 6 13 4 9 4 34 17 50.0%% 35 35 100.0%% 75 3079 70 0 41.1
Opp Total 14 20 10 50.0%% 29 29 100.0%% 77 3242 42.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
36 Clem Daniels* 28 HB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
25 Claude Gibson 26 PR 14 0 4 53 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0
20 Warren Powers 24 12 0 5 56 0 21 0
45 Dave Grayson*+ 26 RCB 14 0 3 145 2 79 0
56 Archie Matsos 31 MLB 12 0 3 52 0 47 0
47 Kent McCloughan 25 LCB 14 0 3 22 0 16 0
34 Gus Otto 22 RLB 14 14 3 131 2 68 0
48 Bill Budness 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Alan Miller 28 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
22 Larry Todd 23 KR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 Howie Williams 29 RS 14 14 2 23 0 21 0
30 Roger Hagberg 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Joe Krakoski 28 LS 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
00 Jim Otto*+ 27 C 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Ken Rice 26 LG 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 24 482 4 79 0 0 16 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 33 23 9

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
36 Clem Daniels* 28 HB 14 0 5 7 12 72
84 Art Powell* 28 SE 14 0 12 12 72
10 Mike Mercer 30 K/P 14 0 35 9 62
37 Alan Miller 28 FB 14 0 1 3 4 24
21 Gene Mingo 27 14 0 8 24
45 Dave Grayson*+ 26 RCB 14 0 2 2 12
34 Gus Otto 22 RLB 14 14 2 2 12
25 Claude Gibson 26 PR 14 0 1 1 6
30 Roger Hagberg 26 14 0 1 1 6
18 Dick Wood 29 qb 14 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 8 22 1 4 35 35 17 1 296
Opp Total 14 10 20 29 10 239

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 KAN W, 37-10 2 14 pass Art Powell 14 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
2 1965-09-12 KAN W, 37-10 3 5 pass Art Powell 5 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
3 1965-09-12 KAN W, 37-10 4 3 rush Dick Wood 3 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
4 1965-09-12 KAN W, 37-10 4 58 punt Claude Gibson 58 yard punt return (Mike Mercer kick)
5 1965-09-26 HOU W, 21-17 1 69 pass Clem Daniels 69 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
6 1965-09-26 HOU W, 21-17 3 43 pass Art Powell 43 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
7 1965-09-26 HOU W, 21-17 4 5 pass Alan Miller 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
8 1965-10-03 @ BUF L, 12-17 2 5 pass Alan Miller 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
9 1965-10-08 @ BOS W, 24-10 1 47 pass Art Powell 47 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
10 1965-10-08 @ BOS W, 24-10 3 2 pass Art Powell 2 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
11 1965-10-08 @ BOS W, 24-10 4 1 rush Roger Hagberg 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
12 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 2 79 interception Dave Grayson 79 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
13 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 2 31 pass Art Powell 31 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
14 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 3 11 pass Clem Daniels 11 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
15 1965-10-24 BOS W, 30-21 3 15 pass Art Powell 15 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
16 1965-10-24 BOS W, 30-21 4 22 pass Art Powell 22 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
17 1965-10-24 BOS W, 30-21 4 36 interception Gus Otto 36 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
18 1965-10-31 @ KAN L, 7-14 1 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
19 1965-11-07 @ HOU W, 33-21 2 34 pass Clem Daniels 34 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
20 1965-11-07 @ HOU W, 33-21 2 9 pass Alan Miller 9 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
21 1965-11-07 @ HOU W, 33-21 3 67 pass Clem Daniels 67 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
22 1965-11-14 BUF L, 14-17 1 41 rush Clem Daniels 41 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
23 1965-11-14 BUF L, 14-17 4 25 pass Clem Daniels 25 yard pass from Dick Wood (Mike Mercer kick)
24 1965-11-21 @ DEN W, 28-20 2 34 pass Clem Daniels 34 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
25 1965-11-21 @ DEN W, 28-20 2 3 pass Art Powell 3 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
26 1965-11-21 @ DEN W, 28-20 4 68 interception Gus Otto 68 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
27 1965-11-21 @ DEN W, 28-20 4 42 interception Dave Grayson 42 yard interception return (Mike Mercer kick)
28 1965-12-05 DEN W, 24-13 2 3 pass Art Powell 3 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
29 1965-12-05 DEN W, 24-13 2 40 pass Clem Daniels 40 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
30 1965-12-05 DEN W, 24-13 3 2 rush Alan Miller 2 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
31 1965-12-12 NYJ W, 24-14 2 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
32 1965-12-12 NYJ W, 24-14 2 26 pass Art Powell 26 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
33 1965-12-12 NYJ W, 24-14 4 30 rush Clem Daniels 30 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
34 1965-12-19 @ SDG L, 14-24 1 4 pass Art Powell 4 yard pass from Tom Flores (Mike Mercer kick)
35 1965-12-19 @ SDG L, 14-24 2 1 rush Clem Daniels 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1965-09-12 KAN L, 10-37 1 20 pass Curtis McClinton 20 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
2 1965-09-19 SDG W, 17-6 1 5 rush Paul Lowe 5 yard rush (Herb Travenio kick)
3 1965-09-19 SDG W, 17-6 4 25 pass Lance Alworth 25 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
4 1965-09-26 HOU L, 17-21 1 52 pass Ode Burrell 52 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
5 1965-09-26 HOU L, 17-21 4 4 pass Willie Frazier 4 yard pass from Don Trull (George Blanda kick)
6 1965-10-03 @ BUF W, 17-12 2 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
7 1965-10-03 @ BUF W, 17-12 3 3 pass Ernie Warlick 3 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Pete Gogolak kick)
8 1965-10-08 @ BOS L, 10-24 2 1 rush Larry Garron 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
9 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 2 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
10 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 2 56 pass Don Maynard 56 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
11 1965-10-16 @ NYJ T, 24-24 4 3 pass Don Maynard 3 yard pass from Mike Taliaferro (Jim Turner kick)
12 1965-10-24 BOS L, 21-30 3 21 pass Gino Cappelletti 21 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
13 1965-10-24 BOS L, 21-30 4 15 pass Ron Burton 15 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
14 1965-10-24 BOS L, 21-30 4 1 rush Ron Burton 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1965-10-31 @ KAN W, 14-7 2 19 pass Chris Burford 19 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
16 1965-10-31 @ KAN W, 14-7 4 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1965-11-07 @ HOU L, 21-33 2 8 pass Willie Frazier 8 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
18 1965-11-07 @ HOU L, 21-33 3 36 pass Charley Frazier 36 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1965-11-07 @ HOU L, 21-33 3 1 rush Bobby Jackson 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1965-11-14 BUF W, 17-14 2 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
21 1965-11-14 BUF W, 17-14 4 1 rush Billy Joe 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
22 1965-11-21 @ DEN L, 20-28 2 2 rush Wendell Hayes 2 yard rush (Gary Kroner kick)
23 1965-11-21 @ DEN L, 20-28 3 11 pass Lionel Taylor 11 yard pass from John McCormick (Gary Kroner kick)
24 1965-11-21 @ DEN L, 20-28 4 8 pass Lionel Taylor 8 yard pass from Jacky Lee (pass failed)
25 1965-12-05 DEN L, 13-24 2 33 pass Wendell Hayes 33 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Gary Kroner kick)
26 1965-12-12 NYJ L, 14-24 3 18 pass Bake Turner 18 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
27 1965-12-12 NYJ L, 14-24 3 43 pass Don Maynard 43 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
28 1965-12-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 2 22 pass Don Norton 22 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
29 1965-12-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 3 10 pass Don Norton 10 yard pass from John Hadl (Herb Travenio kick)
30 1965-12-19 @ SDG W, 24-14 4 66 pass Lance Alworth 66 yard pass from Don Breaux (Herb Travenio kick)