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1978 Oakland Raiders

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC West Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 1.6, Defense: 1.1, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 311 points (19.4/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 10th.
 Differential of 28 points (1.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: John Madden (9-7-0)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/General Manager Al Davis
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 311 4913 1049 4.7 43 12 29 309 251 433 2727 16 31 5.8 164 577 2186 18 3.8 116
Team Defense 283 4894 1060 4.6 43 15 34 299 234 448 2711 17 28 5.7 140 583 2183 15 3.7 125
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 20 3 6 13 11 14 26 12 13 16 8 20
Lg Rank Defense 10 16 8 22 22 25 20 14 4 17 17 13 11 11

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 @ Denver Broncos 6 14 16 318 201 117 3 13 152 8 144 1
2 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-1 @ San Diego Chargers 21 20 18 364 280 84 4 24 372 175 197
3 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 28 3 28 420 72 348 4 13 196 117 79 3
4 Sun September 24 boxscore L 2-2 New England Patriots 14 21 14 236 153 83 3 22 404 197 207 4
5 Sun October 1 boxscore W OT 3-2 @ Chicago Bears 25 19 26 411 255 156 17 278 122 156 2
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 4-2 Houston Oilers 21 17 22 279 156 123 5 20 373 168 205 2
7 Sun October 15 boxscore W 5-2 Kansas City Chiefs 28 6 20 354 218 136 14 255 163 92 1
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L 5-3 @ Seattle Seahawks 7 27 18 247 177 70 4 27 374 170 204 1
9 Sun October 29 boxscore L 5-4 San Diego Chargers 23 27 15 234 87 147 1 22 324 163 161 2
10 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 20 10 20 329 153 176 3 12 202 95 107 3
11 Mon November 13 boxscore W 7-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 34 21 11 201 103 98 27 448 355 93 7
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 8-4 Detroit Lions 29 17 24 280 119 161 1 18 328 208 120 4
13 Sun November 26 boxscore L 8-5 Seattle Seahawks 16 17 20 331 198 133 1 20 347 263 84 2
14 Sun December 3 boxscore L 8-6 Denver Broncos 6 21 20 279 178 101 5 16 192 45 147 1
15 Sun December 10 boxscore L 8-7 @ Miami Dolphins 6 23 21 319 234 85 7 13 260 163 97 3
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-7 Minnesota Vikings 27 20 16 311 143 168 2 21 389 299 90 7

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
12 Ken Stabler 33 QB 16 16 9-7-0 237 406 58.4% 2944 16 3.9 30 7.4 49 7.3 4.7 12.4 184.0 63.3 37 347 5.86 3.54 8.4 3 3
11 David Humm 26 16 0 14 26 53.8% 151 0 0.0 1 3.8 23 5.8 4.1 10.8 9.4 55.1 2 21 4.64 3.04 7.1
87 Dave Casper*+ 27 TE 16 16 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.6 16 9-7-0 251 433 58.0% 3095 16 3.7 31 7.2 49 7.1 4.7 12.3 193.4 62.7 39 368 5.78 3.50 8.3 3 3
Opp Total 16 234 448 52.2% 2916 17 3.8 28 6.3 6.5 4.46 12.5 182.3 59.3 29 205 5.7 3.8 6.1

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
30 Mark van Eeghen 26 FB 16 16 270 1080 9 34 4.0 67.5 16.9 27 291 10.8 0 33 1.7 18.2 1371 9 5
22 Arthur Whittington 23 KR/RB 16 9 172 661 7 26 3.8 41.3 10.8 23 106 4.6 0 20 1.4 6.6 767 7 2
35 Terry Robiskie 24 rb 7 5 49 189 2 18 3.9 27.0 7.0 5 51 10.2 0 21 0.7 7.3 240 2 0
40 Pete Banaszak 34 16 0 43 137 0 10 3.2 8.6 2.7 7 78 11.1 0 20 0.4 4.9 215 0 1
28 Clarence Davis 29 rb 2 2 14 4 0 7 0.3 2.0 7.0 4 24 6.0 0 13 2.0 12.0 28 0 0
34 Booker Russell 22 16 0 11 65 0 15 5.9 4.1 0.7 65 0 1
23 Harold Hart 26 7 0 7 44 0 16 6.3 6.3 1.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.1 0.1 45 0 1
11 David Humm 26 16 0 5 -4 0 4 -0.8 -0.3 0.3 -4 0 1
12 Ken Stabler 33 QB 16 16 4 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 9
87 Dave Casper*+ 27 TE 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 62 852 13.7 9 44 3.9 53.3 857 9 1
81 Morris Bradshaw 26 WR 16 14 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 40 552 13.8 2 44 2.5 34.5 557 2 1
21 Cliff Branch 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 49 709 14.5 1 41 3.1 44.3 709 1 2
25 Fred Biletnikoff 35 wr 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 285 14.3 2 49 1.3 17.8 285 2 0
88 Raymond Chester 30 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 146 11.2 2 27 0.8 9.1 146 2 0
Team Total 27.6 16 577 2186 18 34 3.8 136.6 36.1 251 3095 12.3 16 49 15.7 193.4 5281 34 27
Opp Total 16 583 2183 15 3.7 136.4 36.4 234 2711 11.6 17 14.6 169.4 4894 32 29

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
20 Neal Colzie 24 PR 16 0 47 310 0 24 6.6 1 15 0 15 15.0 325
22 Arthur Whittington 23 KR/RB 16 9 23 473 0 34 20.6 1240
23 Harold Hart 26 7 0 11 252 0 38 22.9 297
84 Derrick Ramsey 22 16 0 7 125 0 29 17.9 125
82 Larry Brunson 29 2 0 6 154 0 47 25.7 154
80 Joe Stewart 23 16 0 4 120 0 56 30.0 120
35 Terry Robiskie 24 rb 7 5 3 58 0 22 19.3 298
88 Raymond Chester 30 16 0 2 27 0 24 13.5 173
34 Booker Russell 22 16 0 2 -3 0 0 -1.5 62
71 Lindsey Mason 23 16 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 27.6 16 47 310 0 24 6.6 60 1233 0 56 20.6 6824
Opp Total 16 38 309 0 8.1 51 992 0 19.5

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
8 Ray Guy*+ 29 P 16 0 81 3462 69 2 42.7
14 Errol Mann 37 K 16 0 8 5 7 5 5 2 20 12 60.0%% 38 33 86.8%%
Team Total 27.6 16 8 5 7 5 5 2 20 12 60.0%% 38 33 86.8%% 81 3462 69 2 42.7
Opp Total 16 17 14 82.4%% 35 31 88.6%% 90 3555 39.5

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
12 Ken Stabler 33 QB 16 16 0 9 1 -4 0
47 Charlie Phillips 26 SS 16 16 6 121 1 42 0 0 0 3 127 2
30 Mark van Eeghen 26 FB 16 16 0 5 4 0 1
20 Neal Colzie 24 PR 16 0 3 62 0 28 0 0 3 1 32 1
83 Ted Hendricks 31 LOLB 16 16 3 29 0 16 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Lester Hayes 23 LCB 16 16 4 86 0 52 0
41 Phil Villapiano 29 ROLB 16 16 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
39 Willie Hall 29 RILB 11 11 2 18 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Monte Johnson 27 LILB 14 13 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
32 Jack Tatum 30 FS 15 15 3 60 0 27 0
22 Arthur Whittington 23 KR/RB 16 9 0 2 1 0 0
21 Cliff Branch 30 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
87 Dave Casper*+ 27 TE 16 16 0 1 1 0 1
36 Mike Davis 22 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 David Humm 26 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
42 Monte Jackson 25 RCB 16 14 2 25 0 25 0
78 Art Shell* 32 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
40 Pete Banaszak 34 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Morris Bradshaw 26 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
24 Willie Brown 38 db 13 2 1 0 0 0 0
50 Dave Dalby 28 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
23 Harold Hart 26 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
57 John Huddleston 24 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Henry Lawrence 27 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
65 Mickey Marvin 23 RG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
72 John Matuszak 28 LDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
76 Mike McCoy 30 dt 15 3 0 0 1 -1 0
34 Booker Russell 22 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 28 407 1 52 0 0 27 28 154 5 1
Opp Total 16 39 29 14

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
14 Errol Mann 37 K 16 0 33 12 69
87 Dave Casper*+ 27 TE 16 16 9 1 10 60
30 Mark van Eeghen 26 FB 16 16 9 1 10 60
22 Arthur Whittington 23 KR/RB 16 9 7 7 42
47 Charlie Phillips 26 SS 16 16 2 1 3 18
25 Fred Biletnikoff 35 wr 16 2 2 2 12
81 Morris Bradshaw 26 WR 16 14 2 2 12
88 Raymond Chester 30 16 0 2 2 12
35 Terry Robiskie 24 rb 7 5 2 2 12
21 Cliff Branch 30 WR 16 16 1 1 6
20 Neal Colzie 24 PR 16 0 1 1 6
41 Phil Villapiano 29 ROLB 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.6 16 18 16 5 1 40 33 12 1 311
Opp Total 16 15 17 1 1 31 14 283

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-10 @ SDG W, 21-20 2 6 pass Dave Casper 6 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
2 1978-09-10 @ SDG W, 21-20 4 44 pass Morris Bradshaw 44 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
3 1978-09-10 @ SDG W, 21-20 4 0 fumble Dave Casper 0 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
4 1978-09-17 @ GNB W, 28-3 2 11 pass Dave Casper 11 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
5 1978-09-17 @ GNB W, 28-3 2 11 rush Terry Robiskie 11 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
6 1978-09-17 @ GNB W, 28-3 4 7 rush Arthur Whittington 7 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
7 1978-09-17 @ GNB W, 28-3 4 10 rush Arthur Whittington 10 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
8 1978-09-24 NWE L, 14-21 1 13 pass Dave Casper 13 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
9 1978-09-24 NWE L, 14-21 1 4 rush Arthur Whittington 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
10 1978-10-01 @ CHI W, 25-19 4 5 rush Terry Robiskie 5 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
11 1978-10-01 @ CHI W, 25-19 5 1 rush Arthur Whittington 1 yard rush
12 1978-10-08 HOU W, 21-17 2 4 rush Arthur Whittington 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
13 1978-10-08 HOU W, 21-17 3 96 fumble Charlie Phillips 96 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
14 1978-10-08 HOU W, 21-17 4 3 pass Dave Casper 3 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
15 1978-10-15 KAN W, 28-6 1 3 rush Mark van Eeghen 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
16 1978-10-15 KAN W, 28-6 2 4 pass Dave Casper 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
17 1978-10-15 KAN W, 28-6 4 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
18 1978-10-15 KAN W, 28-6 4 42 interception Charlie Phillips 42 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
19 1978-10-22 @ SEA L, 7-27 4 22 pass Cliff Branch 22 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
20 1978-10-29 SDG L, 23-27 2 12 pass Dave Casper 12 yard pass from Ken Stabler (run failed)
21 1978-10-29 SDG L, 23-27 2 26 rush Arthur Whittington 26 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
22 1978-10-29 SDG L, 23-27 2 12 rush Mark van Eeghen 12 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
23 1978-11-05 @ KAN W, 20-10 2 4 pass Raymond Chester 4 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
24 1978-11-05 @ KAN W, 20-10 4 25 rush Arthur Whittington 25 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
25 1978-11-05 @ KAN W, 20-10 4 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush
26 1978-11-13 @ CIN W, 34-21 1 32 fumble Neal Colzie 32 yard fumble return
27 1978-11-13 @ CIN W, 34-21 2 5 pass Raymond Chester 5 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
28 1978-11-13 @ CIN W, 34-21 2 25 pass Dave Casper 25 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
29 1978-11-13 @ CIN W, 34-21 3 11 pass Morris Bradshaw 11 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
30 1978-11-13 @ CIN W, 34-21 4 11 rush Mark van Eeghen 11 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
31 1978-11-19 DET W, 29-17 1 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush
32 1978-11-19 DET W, 29-17 2 1 rush Mark van Eeghen 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
33 1978-11-19 DET W, 29-17 3 0 fumble Mark van Eeghen 0 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
34 1978-11-19 DET W, 29-17 3 2 pass Dave Casper 2 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
35 1978-11-26 SEA L, 16-17 2 4 rush Mark van Eeghen 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
36 1978-11-26 SEA L, 16-17 4 31 pass Dave Casper 31 yard pass from Ken Stabler
37 1978-12-10 @ MIA L, 6-23 3 16 pass Fred Biletnikoff 16 yard pass from Ken Stabler
38 1978-12-17 MIN W, 27-20 1 13 pass Fred Biletnikoff 13 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Errol Mann kick)
39 1978-12-17 MIN W, 27-20 1 31 fumble Charlie Phillips 31 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
40 1978-12-17 MIN W, 27-20 1 4 rush Mark van Eeghen 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1978-09-03 @ DEN W, 14-6 2 6 pass Haven Moses 6 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
2 1978-09-03 @ DEN W, 14-6 4 1 rush Otis Armstrong 1 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
3 1978-09-10 @ SDG L, 20-21 2 14 pass Pat Curran 14 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
4 1978-09-10 @ SDG L, 20-21 2 1 rush Hank Bauer 1 yard rush
5 1978-09-10 @ SDG L, 20-21 4 2 rush Hank Bauer 2 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
6 1978-09-24 NWE W, 21-14 2 25 pass Russ Francis 25 yard pass from Steve Grogan (Nick Lowery kick)
7 1978-09-24 NWE W, 21-14 3 16 rush Horace Ivory 16 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
8 1978-09-24 NWE W, 21-14 4 1 rush Sam Cunningham 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
9 1978-10-01 @ CHI L, 19-25 2 71 blocked field goal Mike Spivey 71 yard blocked field goal return
10 1978-10-01 @ CHI L, 19-25 4 1 rush Roland Harper 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
11 1978-10-08 HOU L, 17-21 2 58 pass Mike Renfro 58 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
12 1978-10-08 HOU L, 17-21 3 17 pass Mike Barber 17 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Toni Fritsch kick)
13 1978-10-15 KAN L, 6-28 4 16 pass Larry Dorsey 16 yard pass from Tony Adams
14 1978-10-22 @ SEA W, 27-7 1 2 rush David Sims 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
15 1978-10-22 @ SEA W, 27-7 2 2 rush Sherman Smith 2 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1978-10-22 @ SEA W, 27-7 2 1 rush Sherman Smith 1 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
17 1978-10-29 SDG W, 27-23 1 11 rush Hank Bauer 11 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
18 1978-10-29 SDG W, 27-23 3 1 rush Dan Fouts 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
19 1978-10-29 SDG W, 27-23 4 29 pass Greg McCrary 29 yard pass from Dan Fouts (Rolf Benirschke kick)
20 1978-11-05 @ KAN L, 10-20 4 14 pass Tony Reed 14 yard pass from Mike Livingston (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1978-11-13 @ CIN L, 21-34 2 4 rush Pete Johnson 4 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
22 1978-11-13 @ CIN L, 21-34 4 25 pass Isaac Curtis 25 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
23 1978-11-13 @ CIN L, 21-34 4 10 pass Archie Griffin 10 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Chris Bahr kick)
24 1978-11-19 DET L, 17-29 2 42 pass Freddie Scott 42 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)
25 1978-11-19 DET L, 17-29 2 1 rush Horace King 1 yard rush (Benny Ricardo kick)
26 1978-11-26 SEA W, 17-16 1 38 pass Steve Raible 38 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
27 1978-11-26 SEA W, 17-16 4 27 pass Steve Largent 27 yard pass from Jim Zorn (Efren Herrera kick)
28 1978-12-03 DEN W, 21-6 2 2 rush Rob Lytle 2 yard rush (Jim Turner kick)
29 1978-12-03 DEN W, 21-6 3 14 pass Haven Moses 14 yard pass from Craig Morton (Jim Turner kick)
30 1978-12-03 DEN W, 21-6 4 30 fumble Randy Gradishar 30 yard fumble return (Jim Turner kick)
31 1978-12-10 @ MIA W, 23-6 4 5 rush Norm Bulaich 5 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
32 1978-12-10 @ MIA W, 23-6 4 46 interception Gerald Small 46 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
33 1978-12-17 MIN L, 20-27 2 58 pass Ahmad Rashad 58 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton
34 1978-12-17 MIN L, 20-27 4 9 pass Rickey Young 9 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)
35 1978-12-17 MIN L, 20-27 4 24 pass Ahmad Rashad 24 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)