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1977 Oakland Raiders

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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 8.8, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (25.1/g), 1st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 230 points (16.4/g), 14th.
 Differential of 121 points (8.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.2-3.8.

Coach: John Madden (11-3-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Stabler* 32 7 13 169 for 294, 2,176 yards, 20 td, 20 int, & 3 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB Clarence Davis 28 6 14 194 rushes for 787 yards, 5 td, & 16 catches for 124 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
FB Mark van Eeghen 25 3 14 324 rushes for 1,273 yards, 7 td, & 15 catches for 135 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
WR Fred Biletnikoff 34 12 14 33 catches for 446 yards, 5 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
WR Cliff Branch* 29 5 13 33 catches for 540 yards, 6 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
TE Dave Casper*+ 26 3 14 48 catches for 584 yards, 6 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
LT Art Shell*+ 31 9 14 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw*+ 32 10 14 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Dave Dalby* 27 5 14 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
RG George Buehler 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
RT Henry Lawrence 26 3 11 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Matuszak 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
NT Dave Rowe 32 10 14 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
RDE Otis Sistrunk 31 5 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
LOLB Floyd Rice 28 6 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 212th pick / 1971
LILB Monte Johnson 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
RILB Willie Hall 28 5 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
ROLB Ted Hendricks 30 8 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
LCB Skip Thomas 27 5 12 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1972
RCB Willie Brown 37 14 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS George Atkinson 30 9 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
FS Jack Tatum 29 6 11 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Errol Mann 36 9 0 20 of 28 field goals & 39 of 42 extra points
P Ray Guy*+ 28 4 0 59 punts for a 43.3 average, 0 blocked Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
PR Neal Colzie 23 2 3 32 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
KR Carl Garrett 30 8 0 21 kick returns for a 20.0 average and 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 George Atkinson 30 SS 12 11 180 6-0 Morris Brown 1/4/1947 9 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 190th pick / 1968
40 Pete Banaszak 33 14 0 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 11 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
46 Warren Bankston 30 14 0 235 6-4 Tulane 7/22/1947 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1969
56 Jeff Barnes 22 lb 14 1 223 6-2 California 3/1/1955 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 139th pick / 1977
25 Fred Biletnikoff 34 WR 14 14 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 12 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
81 Morris Bradshaw 25 wr 14 1 195 6-1 Ohio St. 10/19/1952 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
21 Cliff Branch* 29 WR 13 13 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 5 10 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
24 Willie Brown 37 RCB 14 14 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 14 8
64 George Buehler 30 RG 14 14 260 6-2 Stanford 8/10/1947 8 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
87 Dave Casper*+ 26 TE 14 14 240 6-4 Notre Dame 9/26/1951 3 10 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
20 Neal Colzie 23 PR 13 3 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/28/1954 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
50 Dave Dalby* 27 C 14 14 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 5 11 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
28 Clarence Davis 28 RB 14 14 195 5-10 USC 6/28/1949 6 11 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
31 Carl Garrett 30 KR 14 0 210 5-11 New Mex. Highlands 8/31/1947 8 3 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
29 Hubert Ginn 30 10 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 7 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
8 Ray Guy*+ 28 P 14 0 195 6-3 Southern Miss 12/22/1949 4 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
39 Willie Hall 28 RILB 14 14 223 6-2 USC 9/30/1949 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
37 Lester Hayes 22 db 14 2 200 6-0 Texas A&M 1/22/1955 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
83 Ted Hendricks 30 ROLB 14 14 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
11 David Humm 25 14 0 188 6-2 Nebraska 4/2/1952 2 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1975
42 Steve Jackson 22 6 0 192 6-1 LSU 4/6/1955 Rook 3
33 Rick Jennings 24 2 0 180 5-9 Maryland 4/17/1953 1 0 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 313th pick / 1976
58 Monte Johnson 26 LILB 14 14 239 6-4 Nebraska 10/26/1951 4 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
88 Ted Kwalick 30 12 0 226 6-4 Penn St. 4/15/1947 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 7th pick / 1969
70 Henry Lawrence 26 RT 14 11 272 6-4 Florida A&M 9/26/1951 3 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
14 Errol Mann 36 K 14 0 200 6-0 North Dakota 6/27/1941 9 5
53 Rod Martin 23 1 0 218 6-2 USC 4/7/1954 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
65 Mickey Marvin 22 8 0 270 6-4 Tennessee 10/5/1955 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
72 John Matuszak 27 LDE 14 14 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 4 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
57 Randy McClanahan 23 14 0 225 6-5 La-Lafayette 12/12/1954 Rook 4
76 Mike McCoy 29 14 0 284 6-5 Notre Dame 9/6/1948 7 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
47 Charlie Phillips 25 db 7 3 215 6-2 USC 12/22/1952 2 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1975
77 Charles Philyaw 23 3 0 276 6-9 Texas Southern 2/25/1954 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 34th pick / 1976
15 Mike Rae 26 qb 10 1 193 6-0 USC 7/26/1951 1 2 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 205th pick / 1973
52 Floyd Rice 28 LOLB 13 11 223 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/31/1949 6 7 Houston Oilers / 9th / 212th pick / 1971
35 Terry Robiskie 23 14 0 210 6-1 LSU 11/12/1954 Rook 1 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 223rd pick / 1977
74 Dave Rowe 32 NT 14 14 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 10 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
78 Art Shell*+ 31 LT 14 14 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 9 16 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
49 Mike Siani 27 12 0 195 6-2 Villanova 5/27/1950 5 6 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 21st pick / 1972
60 Otis Sistrunk 31 RDE 12 12 265 6-4 none 9/18/1946 5 7
12 Ken Stabler* 32 QB 13 13 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 7 14 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
66 Steve Sylvester 24 14 0 260 6-4 Notre Dame 3/4/1953 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
32 Jack Tatum 29 FS 11 11 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 6 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
26 Skip Thomas 27 LCB 12 12 205 6-1 USC 2/7/1950 5 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1972
67 Pat Toomay 29 de 14 2 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 7 3 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
63 Gene Upshaw*+ 32 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 10 16 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
30 Mark van Eeghen 25 FB 14 14 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 3 17 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
75 John Vella 27 t 5 3 258 6-4 USC 4/21/1950 5 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1972
41 Phil Villapiano 28 lb 2 2 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 6 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
22 Jimmy Warren 38 2 0 175 5-11 Illinois 7/20/1939 13 3
Team Total 27.8 14 222.5 6-2.3 5.2