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1971 Oakland Raiders

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8-4-2, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.7, Offense: 4.8, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 344 points (24.6/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (19.9/g), 14th.
 Differential of 66 points (4.7/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 8.7-5.3.

Coach: John Madden (8-4-2)

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
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 344 4258 845 5.0 39 13 20 258 174 348 2128 21 26 5.7 110 473 2130 19 4.5 128
Team Defense 278 4137 871 4.7 40 17 20 242 184 359 2386 15 23 6.1 122 480 1751 14 3.6 100
Lg Rank Offense 2 7 15 7 4 16 13 3 18 12 13 8 3 4
Lg Rank Defense 14 16 8 9 21 15 22 11 9 18 16 12 15 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-1 @ New England Patriots 6 20 20 304 99 205 4 12 261 127 134 3
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 34 0 20 375 163 212 1 13 226 153 73 5
3 Mon October 4 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 34 20 20 328 160 168 2 20 334 178 156 3
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 @ Denver Broncos 27 16 20 269 113 156 1 11 319 220 99 3
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 34 10 20 412 236 176 2 11 226 164 62 3
6 Sun October 24 boxscore W 5-1 Cincinnati Bengals 31 27 19 316 114 202 2 17 250 139 111 1
7 Sun October 31 boxscore T 5-1-1 Kansas City Chiefs 20 20 19 252 141 111 2 18 248 87 161 2
8 Sun November 7 boxscore T 5-1-2 @ New Orleans Saints 21 21 13 240 106 134 2 26 373 161 212 3
9 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-1-2 Houston Oilers 41 21 12 245 163 82 4 16 189 130 59 6
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-1-2 San Diego Chargers 34 33 21 360 190 170 1 22 408 312 96 2
11 Sun November 28 boxscore L 7-2-2 Baltimore Colts 14 37 20 311 246 65 6 19 306 96 210 1
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-3-2 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 24 20 328 120 208 5 17 327 214 113 5
13 Sun December 12 boxscore L 7-4-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 14 16 18 207 114 93 3 17 304 194 110 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore W 8-4-2 Denver Broncos 21 13 16 311 163 148 4 23 366 211 155 1

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 30 QB 14 13 7-4-2 118 242 48.8% 1717 16 6.6 16 6.6 67 7.1 5.4 14.6 122.6 66.8 18 172 5.94 4.40 6.9 1 2
16 George Blanda 44 K 14 0 32 58 55.2% 378 4 6.9 6 10.3 37 6.5 3.2 11.8 27.0 58.6 2 26 5.87 2.70 3.3 2 1
12 Ken Stabler 26 qb 14 1 1-0-0 24 48 50.0% 268 1 2.1 4 8.3 23 5.6 2.3 11.2 19.1 39.2 4 37 4.44 1.37 7.7
Team Total 26.3 14 8-4-2 174 348 50.0% 2363 21 6.0 26 7.5 67 6.8 4.6 13.6 168.8 61.0 24 235 5.72 3.70 6.5 3 3
Opp Total 14 184 359 51.3% 2609 15 4.2 23 6.4 7.3 5.22 14.2 186.4 62.3 32 223 6.1 4.2 8.2

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
44 Marv Hubbard* 25 FB 14 11 181 867 5 20 4.8 61.9 12.9 22 167 7.6 1 31 1.6 11.9 1034 6 4
40 Pete Banaszak 27 RB 14 14 137 563 8 30 4.1 40.2 9.8 13 128 9.8 0 28 0.9 9.1 691 8 3
32 Don Highsmith 23 rb 14 3 76 307 1 26 4.0 21.9 5.4 10 109 10.9 0 47 0.7 7.8 416 1 4
28 Clarence Davis 22 KR 14 0 54 321 2 39 5.9 22.9 3.9 15 97 6.5 0 18 1.1 6.9 418 2 2
23 Charlie Smith 25 8 0 11 4 1 8 0.4 0.5 1.4 2 67 33.5 0 44 0.3 8.4 71 1 0
3 Daryle Lamonica 30 QB 14 13 4 16 0 13 4.0 1.1 0.3 16 0 3
12 Ken Stabler 26 qb 14 1 4 29 2 18 7.3 2.1 0.3 29 2 1
87 Raymond Chester* 23 TE 14 14 3 5 0 6 1.7 0.4 0.2 28 442 15.8 7 67 2.0 31.6 447 7 0
89 Drew Buie 24 wr 14 5 2 32 0 24 16.0 2.3 0.1 5 133 26.6 2 63 0.4 9.5 165 2 0
4 Jerry DePoyster 25 P 12 0 1 -14 0 -14 -14.0 -1.2 0.1 -14 0 0
25 Fred Biletnikoff* 28 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 929 15.2 9 49 4.4 66.4 929 9 1
13 Rod Sherman 27 WR 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 187 15.6 1 32 1.0 15.6 187 1 2
10 Eldridge Dickey 26 wr 7 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 78 19.5 1 31 0.6 11.1 78 1 0
88 Bob Moore 22 te 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 14 0.1 1.9 26 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 473 2130 19 39 4.5 152.1 33.8 174 2363 13.6 21 67 12.4 168.8 4493 40 26
Opp Total 14 480 1751 14 3.6 125.1 34.3 184 2386 13.0 15 13.1 170.4 4137 29 26

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
28 Clarence Davis 22 KR 14 0 27 734 0 44 27.2 1152
32 Don Highsmith 23 rb 14 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 21 454 0 34 21.6 870
43 George Atkinson 24 PR/SS 14 14 20 159 0 34 8.0 159
42 Tommy Maxwell 24 13 0 6 21 0 10 3.5 21
44 Marv Hubbard* 25 FB 14 11 3 46 0 17 15.3 1080
13 Rod Sherman 27 WR 12 6 2 2 0 2 1.0 189
40 Pete Banaszak 27 RB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0.0 691
65 Paul Seiler 26 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
23 Charlie Smith 25 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 71
Team Total 26.3 14 29 182 0 34 6.3 54 1234 0 44 22.9 5909
Opp Total 14 26 168 0 6.5 55 1155 0 21.0

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 44 K 14 0 4 4 7 5 7 4 3 2 1 22 15 68.2%% 42 41 97.6%%
4 Jerry DePoyster 25 P 12 0 51 2013 56 0 39.5
11 Mike Eischeid 31 k 2 0 11 461 57 0 41.9
Team Total 26.3 14 4 4 7 5 7 4 3 2 1 22 15 68.2%% 42 41 97.6%% 62 2474 57 0 39.9
Opp Total 14 34 22 64.7%% 30 30 100.0%% 59 2460 41.7

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
31 Jack Tatum 23 FS 14 14 4 136 0 66 0 0 1 2 26 0
43 George Atkinson 24 PR/SS 14 14 4 70 0 41 0 0 0 2 26 1
32 Don Highsmith 23 rb 14 3 0 4 2 0 0
48 Nemiah Wilson 28 LCB 13 13 5 70 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0
55 Dan Conners 30 MLB 14 14 3 36 0 18 0 0 0 2 2 0
28 Clarence Davis 22 KR 14 0 0 2 3 0 0
44 Marv Hubbard* 25 FB 14 11 0 4 0 0 0
3 Daryle Lamonica 30 QB 14 13 0 3 1 -4 0
42 Tommy Maxwell 24 13 0 0 2 2 0 0
13 Rod Sherman 27 WR 12 6 0 2 2 -2 0
41 Phil Villapiano 22 LLB 14 14 2 25 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
40 Pete Banaszak 27 RB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
24 Willie Brown*+ 31 RCB 14 14 2 2 0 2 0
84 Tony Cline 23 lde 13 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Ken Stabler 26 qb 14 1 0 1 1 -10 0
80 Art Thoms 25 LDT 14 11 0 0 2 0 0
20 Jimmy Warren 32 db 14 1 2 114 2 59 0
25 Fred Biletnikoff* 28 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
16 George Blanda 44 K 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Bob Brown* 30 RT 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
83 Ben Davidson 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
11 Mike Eischeid 31 k 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Terry Mendenhall 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
00 Jim Otto* 33 C 14 14 0 1 0 -7 0
67 Harold Rice 26 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Art Shell 25 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
58 Greg Slough 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
23 Charlie Smith 25 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.3 14 23 453 2 66 0 0 26 30 31 1
Opp Total 14 24 26 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 44 K 14 0 41 15 86
25 Fred Biletnikoff* 28 WR 14 14 9 9 54
40 Pete Banaszak 27 RB 14 14 8 8 48
87 Raymond Chester* 23 TE 14 14 7 7 42
44 Marv Hubbard* 25 FB 14 11 5 1 6 36
89 Drew Buie 24 wr 14 5 2 2 12
28 Clarence Davis 22 KR 14 0 2 2 12
12 Ken Stabler 26 qb 14 1 2 2 12
20 Jimmy Warren 32 db 14 1 2 2 12
43 George Atkinson 24 PR/SS 14 14 1 1 6
10 Eldridge Dickey 26 wr 7 2 1 1 6
32 Don Highsmith 23 rb 14 3 1 1 6
13 Rod Sherman 27 WR 12 6 1 1 6
23 Charlie Smith 25 8 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 14 19 21 1 2 43 41 15 344
Opp Total 14 14 15 1 30 22 1 278

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 @ NWE L, 6-20 2 4 rush Pete Banaszak 4 yard rush
2 1971-09-26 @ SDG W, 34-0 3 36 pass Fred Biletnikoff 36 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
3 1971-09-26 @ SDG W, 34-0 3 2 rush Clarence Davis 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
4 1971-09-26 @ SDG W, 34-0 4 13 pass Fred Biletnikoff 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
5 1971-09-26 @ SDG W, 34-0 4 1 rush Ken Stabler 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
6 1971-10-04 @ CLE W, 34-20 2 20 pass Raymond Chester 20 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
7 1971-10-04 @ CLE W, 34-20 4 13 pass Raymond Chester 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
8 1971-10-04 @ CLE W, 34-20 4 5 rush Clarence Davis 5 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
9 1971-10-04 @ CLE W, 34-20 4 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
10 1971-10-10 @ DEN W, 27-16 3 2 rush Ken Stabler 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
11 1971-10-10 @ DEN W, 27-16 3 9 pass Raymond Chester 9 yard pass from Ken Stabler (George Blanda kick)
12 1971-10-10 @ DEN W, 27-16 4 55 interception Jimmy Warren 55 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
13 1971-10-17 PHI W, 34-10 3 35 pass Fred Biletnikoff 35 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica
14 1971-10-17 PHI W, 34-10 3 2 rush Pete Banaszak 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
15 1971-10-17 PHI W, 34-10 4 27 pass Eldridge Dickey 27 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
16 1971-10-17 PHI W, 34-10 4 26 fumble George Atkinson 26 yard fumble return (George Blanda kick)
17 1971-10-17 PHI W, 34-10 4 14 rush Don Highsmith 14 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1971-10-24 CIN W, 31-27 1 19 pass Raymond Chester 19 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
19 1971-10-24 CIN W, 31-27 2 7 rush Marv Hubbard 7 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
20 1971-10-24 CIN W, 31-27 4 17 pass Marv Hubbard 17 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
21 1971-10-24 CIN W, 31-27 4 1 rush Marv Hubbard 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
22 1971-10-31 KAN T, 20-20 2 1 rush Marv Hubbard 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
23 1971-10-31 KAN T, 20-20 4 24 pass Fred Biletnikoff 24 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
24 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 2 42 pass Fred Biletnikoff 42 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
25 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 3 4 rush Pete Banaszak 4 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
26 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 4 20 pass Fred Biletnikoff 20 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
27 1971-11-14 HOU W, 41-21 1 63 pass Drew Buie 63 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
28 1971-11-14 HOU W, 41-21 1 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
29 1971-11-14 HOU W, 41-21 1 25 pass Drew Buie 25 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
30 1971-11-14 HOU W, 41-21 2 1 rush Pete Banaszak 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
31 1971-11-14 HOU W, 41-21 2 59 interception Jimmy Warren 59 yard interception return (George Blanda kick)
32 1971-11-21 SDG W, 34-33 2 16 pass Raymond Chester 16 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
33 1971-11-21 SDG W, 34-33 3 13 pass Raymond Chester 13 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
34 1971-11-21 SDG W, 34-33 3 2 rush Pete Banaszak 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
35 1971-11-21 SDG W, 34-33 4 32 pass Rod Sherman 32 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
36 1971-11-28 BAL L, 14-37 4 18 pass Fred Biletnikoff 18 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
37 1971-11-28 BAL L, 14-37 4 4 pass Fred Biletnikoff 4 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
38 1971-12-05 @ ATL L, 13-24 3 31 pass Fred Biletnikoff 31 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
39 1971-12-12 @ KAN L, 14-16 2 1 rush Marv Hubbard 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
40 1971-12-12 @ KAN L, 14-16 4 1 rush Marv Hubbard 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
41 1971-12-19 DEN W, 21-13 1 67 pass Raymond Chester 67 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
42 1971-12-19 DEN W, 21-13 2 1 rush Charlie Smith 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
43 1971-12-19 DEN W, 21-13 4 2 rush Pete Banaszak 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1971-09-19 @ NWE W, 20-6 3 33 pass Ron Sellers 33 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Charlie Gogolak kick)
2 1971-09-19 @ NWE W, 20-6 3 20 pass Roland Moss 20 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Charlie Gogolak kick)
3 1971-10-04 @ CLE L, 20-34 2 3 rush Bo Scott 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1971-10-04 @ CLE L, 20-34 2 22 pass Leroy Kelly 22 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
5 1971-10-10 @ DEN L, 16-27 4 13 pass Dickie Post 13 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)
6 1971-10-17 PHI L, 10-34 1 7 pass Tom Woodeshick 7 yard pass from Rick Arrington (Happy Feller kick)
7 1971-10-24 CIN L, 27-31 3 41 pass Essex Johnson 41 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1971-10-24 CIN L, 27-31 3 5 rush Ken Anderson 5 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
9 1971-10-24 CIN L, 27-31 4 4 pass Speedy Thomas 4 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Horst Muhlmann kick)
10 1971-10-31 KAN T, 20-20 1 1 rush Ed Podolak 1 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
11 1971-10-31 KAN T, 20-20 2 2 rush Ed Podolak 2 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
12 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 3 10 rush Jim Strong 10 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
13 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 4 2 rush Bob Gresham 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
14 1971-11-07 @ NOR T, 21-21 4 10 pass Dave Parks 10 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Charlie Durkee kick)
15 1971-11-14 HOU L, 21-41 4 1 rush Dan Pastorini 1 yard rush (Mark Moseley kick)
16 1971-11-14 HOU L, 21-41 4 14 pass Jim Beirne 14 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Mark Moseley kick)
17 1971-11-14 HOU L, 21-41 4 1 pass Ward Walsh 1 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Mark Moseley kick)
18 1971-11-21 SDG L, 33-34 1 2 rush Jeff Queen 2 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
19 1971-11-21 SDG L, 33-34 2 11 rush Mike Garrett 11 yard rush (Dennis Partee kick)
20 1971-11-21 SDG L, 33-34 2 18 pass Mike Garrett 18 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
21 1971-11-21 SDG L, 33-34 4 15 pass Walker Gillette 15 yard pass from John Hadl (Dennis Partee kick)
22 1971-11-28 BAL W, 37-14 1 3 rush Norm Bulaich 3 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
23 1971-11-28 BAL W, 37-14 2 10 rush Tom Matte 10 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
24 1971-11-28 BAL W, 37-14 3 1 rush Norm Bulaich 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
25 1971-11-28 BAL W, 37-14 4 1 rush Don Nottingham 1 yard rush (Jim O'Brien kick)
26 1971-12-05 @ ATL W, 24-13 1 60 fumble Tom Hayes 60 yard fumble return (Bill Bell kick)
27 1971-12-05 @ ATL W, 24-13 2 15 pass Art Malone 15 yard pass from Bob Berry (Bill Bell kick)
28 1971-12-05 @ ATL W, 24-13 4 1 rush Art Malone 1 yard rush (Bill Bell kick)
29 1971-12-12 @ KAN W, 16-14 1 29 pass Otis Taylor 29 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
30 1971-12-19 DEN L, 13-21 4 7 pass Clem Turner 7 yard pass from Steve Ramsey (Jim Turner kick)