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1968 Oakland Raiders

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12-2-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.3, Offense: 10.0, Defense: 4.3, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 453 points (32.4/g), 1st of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 233 points (16.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 220 points (15.7/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.6-2.4.

Coach: John Rauch (12-2-0)

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
 Training Camp: El Rancho Tropicana (Santa Rosa, California)

Team Info

Minority Co-Owner/General Manager Al Davis
Minority Co-Owner Ed McGah
Majority Co-Owner F. Wayne Valley
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 453 5696 968 5.9 39 21 28 287 237 468 3528 31 18 7.1 162 471 2168 16 4.6 97
Team Defense 233 4061 937 4.3 40 15 19 215 189 446 2257 13 25 4.6 113 442 1804 12 4.1 83
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 6 10 1 2 2 1 3 4 2 2 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 3 3 3 4 9 4 1 3 2 4 5 4 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 48 6 20 411 201 210 1 14 191 -19 210 1
2 Sat September 21 boxscore W 2-0 @ Miami Dolphins 47 21 25 542 329 213 1 22 349 312 37 5
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-0 @ Houston Oilers 24 15 17 305 52 253 3 18 324 173 151 4
4 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-0 Boston Patriots 41 10 28 451 254 197 2 13 146 98 48 2
5 Sun October 13 boxscore L 4-1 San Diego Chargers 14 23 11 260 215 45 5 20 384 214 170 1
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 4-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 10 24 10 222 169 53 2 19 310 16 294
7 Sun October 27 boxscore W 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals 31 10 26 439 174 265 3 8 228 59 169 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore W 6-2 Kansas City Chiefs 38 21 25 539 469 70 3 14 327 229 98 3
9 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 @ Denver Broncos 43 7 22 487 280 207 2 11 175 85 90 3
10 Sun November 17 boxscore W 8-2 New York Jets 43 32 21 437 291 146 4 18 413 345 68 1
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 9-2 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 0 33 604 396 208 1 7 148 32 116 3
12 Thu November 28 boxscore W 10-2 Buffalo Bills 13 10 11 186 111 75 2 17 343 144 199 4
13 Sun December 8 boxscore W 11-2 Denver Broncos 33 27 24 497 338 159 6 16 267 204 63 5
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 12-2 @ San Diego Chargers 34 27 14 316 249 67 4 18 456 365 91 6
Playoffs
Division Sun December 22 boxscore W 13-2 Kansas City Chiefs 41 6 22 454 336 118 13 312 242 70 4
ConfChamp Sun December 29 boxscore L 13-3 @ New York Jets 23 27 18 443 393 50 25 400 256 144 2

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
3 Daryle Lamonica 27 QB 13 13 11-2-0 206 416 49.5% 3245 25 6.0 15 3.6 82 7.8 7.4 15.8 249.6 80.9 1 1
16 George Blanda 41 K 14 1 1-0-0 30 49 61.2% 522 6 12.2 2 4.1 94 10.7 11.3 17.4 37.3 120.1
19 Cotton Davidson 37 1 0 1 2 50.0% 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 2.0 2.0 4.0 4.0 56.2
40 Pete Banaszak 24 HB 13 11 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.8 14 12-2-0 237 468 50.6% 3771 31 6.6 18 3.8 94 8.1 7.7 15.9 269.4 83.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 189 446 42.4% 2657 13 2.9 25 5.6 6.0 4.02 14.1 189.8 48.6 49 400 4.6 2.8 9.9

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
35 Hewritt Dixon*+ 28 FB 14 13 206 865 2 28 4.2 61.8 14.7 38 360 9.5 2 41 2.7 25.7 1225 4 5
23 Charlie Smith 22 rb 14 3 95 504 5 65 5.3 36.0 6.8 22 321 14.6 2 43 1.6 22.9 825 7 5
40 Pete Banaszak 24 HB 13 11 91 362 4 43 4.0 27.8 7.0 15 182 12.1 1 49 1.2 14.0 544 5 6
30 Roger Hagberg 29 fb 14 1 39 164 1 16 4.2 11.7 2.8 8 78 9.8 1 22 0.6 5.6 242 2 0
3 Daryle Lamonica 27 QB 13 13 19 98 1 28 5.2 7.5 1.5 98 1 4
22 Larry Todd 26 3 0 13 89 2 31 6.8 29.7 4.3 4 40 10.0 0 18 1.3 13.3 129 2 0
37 Preston Ridlehuber 25 10 0 4 7 0 10 1.8 0.7 0.4 7 0 1
81 Warren Wells* 26 SE 14 12 2 38 1 41 19.0 2.7 0.1 53 1137 21.5 11 94 3.8 81.2 1175 12 2
11 Mike Eischeid 28 P 14 0 2 41 0 24 20.5 2.9 0.1 41 0 0
25 Fred Biletnikoff 25 FL 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 1037 17.0 6 82 4.4 74.1 1037 6 0
33 Billy Cannon 31 TE 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 360 15.7 6 48 1.6 25.7 360 6 0
89 Bill Miller 28 se 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 176 19.6 1 42 1.0 19.6 176 1 0
88 Dave Kocourek 31 te 7 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 46 15.3 1 18 0.4 6.6 46 1 0
10 Eldridge Dickey 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 34 34.0 0 34 0.1 3.1 34 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 471 2168 16 65 4.6 154.9 33.6 237 3771 15.9 31 94 16.9 269.4 5939 47 34
Opp Total 14 442 1804 12 4.1 128.9 31.6 189 2257 11.9 13 13.5 161.2 4061 25 24

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
43 George Atkinson* 21 KR/lcb/PR 14 6 36 490 2 86 13.6 32 802 0 60 25.1 1292
21 Rodger Bird 25 LS 10 8 11 128 0 50 11.6 128
23 Charlie Smith 22 rb 14 3 8 167 0 32 20.9 992
10 Eldridge Dickey 23 11 0 6 48 0 18 8.0 1 17 0 17 17.0 99
26 Nemiah Wilson 25 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 4 84 0 26 21.0 84
30 Roger Hagberg 29 fb 14 1 1 21 0 21 21.0 263
52 Jerry Hopkins 27 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
62 Bob Kruse 26 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
34 Gus Otto 25 RLB 13 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
78 Art Shell 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 55 666 2 86 12.1 49 1092 0 60 22.3 7697
Opp Total 14 40 211 0 5.3 75 1652 0 22.0

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
16 George Blanda 41 K 14 1 5 5 7 7 9 6 9 3 4 34 21 61.8%% 54 54 100.0%%
11 Mike Eischeid 28 P 14 0 64 2788 72 0 43.6
Team Total 26.8 14 5 5 7 7 9 6 9 3 4 34 21 61.8%% 54 54 100.0%% 64 2788 72 0 43.6
Opp Total 14 28 17 60.7%% 23 22 95.7%% 94 3976 42.3

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
43 George Atkinson* 21 KR/lcb/PR 14 6 4 66 1 33 0 0 7 3 0 0
45 Dave Grayson+ 29 RS 14 14 10 195 1 54 0 0 0 1 10 0
40 Pete Banaszak 24 HB 13 11 0 6 2 0 0
35 Hewritt Dixon*+ 28 FB 14 13 0 5 1 4 0
23 Charlie Smith 22 rb 14 3 0 5 1 -10 0
21 Rodger Bird 25 LS 10 8 3 62 1 23 0 0 1 1 0 0
3 Daryle Lamonica 27 QB 13 13 0 4 1 0 0
55 Dan Conners* 27 MLB 14 14 2 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Preston Ridlehuber 25 10 0 0 1 2 3 1
25 Fred Biletnikoff 25 FL 14 14 0 0 2 7 1
53 Dan Birdwell*+ 28 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 7 0
24 Willie Brown*+ 28 RCB 14 14 2 27 1 27 0
52 Jerry Hopkins 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
20 Warren Powers 27 db 8 4 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
41 John Roderick 24 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
81 Warren Wells* 26 SE 14 12 0 2 0 0 0
29 Howie Williams 32 db 13 2 2 66 0 41 0
50 Duane Benson 23 llb 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
16 George Blanda 41 K 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
33 Billy Cannon 31 TE 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
83 Ben Davidson* 28 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
11 Mike Eischeid 28 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Kent McCloughan 28 LCB 8 8 1 0 0 0 0
00 Jim Otto*+ 30 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
79 Harry Schuh 26 RT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
78 Art Shell 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
26 Nemiah Wilson 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.8 14 25 424 4 54 0 0 34 28 21 2
Opp Total 14 29 24 9 1

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
16 George Blanda 41 K 14 1 54 21 117
81 Warren Wells* 26 SE 14 12 1 11 12 72
25 Fred Biletnikoff 25 FL 14 14 6 1 7 42
23 Charlie Smith 22 rb 14 3 5 2 7 42
33 Billy Cannon 31 TE 14 13 6 6 36
40 Pete Banaszak 24 HB 13 11 4 1 5 30
35 Hewritt Dixon*+ 28 FB 14 13 2 2 4 1 26
43 George Atkinson* 21 KR/lcb/PR 14 6 2 1 3 18
30 Roger Hagberg 29 fb 14 1 1 1 2 12
22 Larry Todd 26 3 0 2 2 12
21 Rodger Bird 25 LS 10 8 1 1 6
24 Willie Brown*+ 28 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
45 Dave Grayson+ 29 RS 14 14 1 1 6
88 Dave Kocourek 31 te 7 1 1 1 6
3 Daryle Lamonica 27 QB 13 13 1 1 6
89 Bill Miller 28 se 9 2 1 1 6
37 Preston Ridlehuber 25 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.8 14 16 31 2 2 4 55 1 54 21 2 449
Opp Total 14 12 13 1 22 17 1 233

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 1 86 punt George Atkinson 86 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
2 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 1 9 rush Pete Banaszak 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
3 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 1 57 pass Warren Wells 57 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
4 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 2 17 rush Hewritt Dixon 17 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 4 11 rush Larry Todd 11 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1968-09-15 @ BUF W, 48-6 4 31 rush Larry Todd 31 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 1 73 pass Warren Wells 73 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
8 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 1 3 pass Billy Cannon 3 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
9 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 2 49 pass Pete Banaszak 49 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
10 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 2 11 pass Bill Miller 11 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
11 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 3 43 rush Pete Banaszak 43 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
12 1968-09-21 @ MIA W, 47-21 4 27 interception Willie Brown 27 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
13 1968-09-29 @ HOU W, 24-15 2 25 interception Dave Grayson 25 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
14 1968-09-29 @ HOU W, 24-15 3 9 pass Warren Wells 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
15 1968-09-29 @ HOU W, 24-15 4 9 pass Billy Cannon 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
16 1968-10-06 BOS W, 41-10 2 9 pass Warren Wells 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
17 1968-10-06 BOS W, 41-10 3 41 rush Warren Wells 41 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1968-10-06 BOS W, 41-10 3 17 pass Hewritt Dixon 17 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
19 1968-10-06 BOS W, 41-10 3 7 fumble Fred Biletnikoff 7 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
20 1968-10-06 BOS W, 41-10 4 14 pass Dave Kocourek 14 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1968-10-13 SDG L, 14-23 2 82 punt George Atkinson 82 yard punt return (George Blanda kick)
22 1968-10-13 SDG L, 14-23 2 7 pass Warren Wells 7 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
23 1968-10-20 @ KAN L, 10-24 3 45 pass Billy Cannon 45 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
24 1968-10-27 CIN W, 31-10 1 14 pass Fred Biletnikoff 14 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
25 1968-10-27 CIN W, 31-10 2 7 rush Roger Hagberg 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
26 1968-10-27 CIN W, 31-10 3 12 pass Fred Biletnikoff 12 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
27 1968-10-27 CIN W, 31-10 3 7 pass Roger Hagberg 7 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
28 1968-11-03 KAN W, 38-21 1 29 pass Warren Wells 29 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
29 1968-11-03 KAN W, 38-21 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
30 1968-11-03 KAN W, 38-21 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
31 1968-11-03 KAN W, 38-21 2 4 rush Daryle Lamonica 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
32 1968-11-03 KAN W, 38-21 3 17 pass Billy Cannon 17 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
33 1968-11-10 @ DEN W, 43-7 1 17 pass Warren Wells 17 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
34 1968-11-10 @ DEN W, 43-7 2 64 rush Charlie Smith 64 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1968-11-10 @ DEN W, 43-7 2 22 pass Fred Biletnikoff 22 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
36 1968-11-10 @ DEN W, 43-7 3 94 pass Warren Wells 94 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
37 1968-11-10 @ DEN W, 43-7 4 16 pass Fred Biletnikoff 16 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
38 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 1 9 pass Warren Wells 9 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
39 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 2 48 pass Billy Cannon 48 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
40 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 3 3 rush Charlie Smith 3 yard rush (two point pass successful)
41 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 4 22 pass Fred Biletnikoff 22 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
42 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 4 43 pass Charlie Smith 43 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
43 1968-11-17 NYJ W, 43-32 4 2 fumble Preston Ridlehuber 2 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
44 1968-11-24 @ CIN W, 34-0 1 7 rush Charlie Smith 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
45 1968-11-24 @ CIN W, 34-0 2 5 pass Hewritt Dixon 5 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
46 1968-11-24 @ CIN W, 34-0 4 9 rush Charlie Smith 9 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
47 1968-11-24 @ CIN W, 34-0 4 12 pass Billy Cannon 12 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
48 1968-11-28 BUF W, 13-10 3 33 interception George Atkinson 33 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
49 1968-12-08 DEN W, 33-27 1 65 rush Charlie Smith 65 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
50 1968-12-08 DEN W, 33-27 2 1 rush Hewritt Dixon 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
51 1968-12-08 DEN W, 33-27 3 6 pass Warren Wells 6 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
52 1968-12-15 @ SDG W, 34-27 2 13 pass Fred Biletnikoff 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
53 1968-12-15 @ SDG W, 34-27 3 22 interception Rodger Bird 22 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
54 1968-12-15 @ SDG W, 34-27 3 55 pass Warren Wells 55 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
55 1968-12-15 @ SDG W, 34-27 4 40 pass Charlie Smith 40 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 @ BUF L, 6-48 4 7 pass Bob Cappadona 7 yard pass from Dan Darragh (run failed)
2 1968-09-21 @ MIA L, 21-47 2 4 pass Larry Seiple 4 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
3 1968-09-21 @ MIA L, 21-47 2 15 pass Karl Noonan 15 yard pass from Bob Griese (Jimmy Keyes kick)
4 1968-09-21 @ MIA L, 21-47 4 2 rush Larry Csonka 2 yard rush (Jimmy Keyes kick)
5 1968-09-29 @ HOU L, 15-24 1 8 pass Mac Haik 8 yard pass from Pete Beathard (John Wittenborn kick)
6 1968-09-29 @ HOU L, 15-24 4 1 rush Hoyle Granger 1 yard rush (pass failed)
7 1968-10-06 BOS L, 10-41 1 4 rush Gene Thomas 4 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
8 1968-10-13 SDG W, 23-14 1 1 rush Gene Foster 1 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
9 1968-10-13 SDG W, 23-14 2 38 pass Lance Alworth 38 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
10 1968-10-20 @ KAN W, 24-10 1 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1968-10-20 @ KAN W, 24-10 2 4 rush Robert Holmes 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1968-10-20 @ KAN W, 24-10 3 1 rush Wendell Hayes 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
13 1968-10-27 CIN L, 10-31 2 87 rush Paul Robinson 87 yard rush (Dale Livingston kick)
14 1968-11-03 KAN L, 21-38 1 29 pass Gloster Richardson 29 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
15 1968-11-03 KAN L, 21-38 3 92 pass Gloster Richardson 92 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
16 1968-11-03 KAN L, 21-38 4 61 pass Frank Pitts 61 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Jan Stenerud kick)
17 1968-11-10 @ DEN L, 7-43 1 18 pass Al Denson 18 yard pass from Steve Tensi (Bobby Howfield kick)
18 1968-11-17 NYJ L, 32-43 2 1 rush Joe Namath 1 yard rush (pass failed)
19 1968-11-17 NYJ L, 32-43 3 4 rush Bill Mathis 4 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
20 1968-11-17 NYJ L, 32-43 4 50 pass Don Maynard 50 yard pass from Joe Namath (Jim Turner kick)
21 1968-11-28 BUF L, 10-13 4 5 rush Max Anderson 5 yard rush (Bruce Alford kick)
22 1968-12-08 DEN L, 27-33 1 44 pass Al Denson 44 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
23 1968-12-08 DEN L, 27-33 1 10 rush Floyd Little 10 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
24 1968-12-08 DEN L, 27-33 4 26 pass Al Denson 26 yard pass from Marlin Briscoe (Bobby Howfield kick)
25 1968-12-15 @ SDG L, 27-34 2 62 pass Jacque MacKinnon 62 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
26 1968-12-15 @ SDG L, 27-34 4 0 fumble Ken Dyer 0 yard fumble return (two point pass successful)