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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 Coliseu
 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
Pts 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

Score Offense Defense
Week 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. 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 Yds 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(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. 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(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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. 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