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1978 Oakland Raiders

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9-7-0, 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)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Ken Stabler 33 8 16 237 for 406, 2,944 yards, 16 td, 30 int, & 4 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB Arthur Whittington 23 Rook 9 172 rushes for 661 yards, 7 td, & 23 catches for 106 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
FB Mark van Eeghen 26 4 16 270 rushes for 1,080 yards, 9 td, & 27 catches for 291 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
WR Morris Bradshaw 26 4 14 40 catches for 552 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
WR Cliff Branch 30 6 16 49 catches for 709 yards, 1 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
TE Dave Casper*+ 27 4 16 62 catches for 852 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
LT Art Shell* 32 10 16 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
LG Gene Upshaw 33 11 16 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
C Dave Dalby 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
RG Mickey Marvin 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
RT Henry Lawrence 27 4 16 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Matuszak 28 5 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
NT Otis Sistrunk 32 6 16
RDE Dave Browning 22 Rook 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
LOLB Ted Hendricks 31 9 16 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
LILB Monte Johnson 27 5 13 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
RILB Willie Hall 29 6 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
ROLB Phil Villapiano 29 7 16 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
LCB Lester Hayes 23 1 16 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
RCB Monte Jackson 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
SS Charlie Phillips 26 3 16 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1975
FS Jack Tatum 30 7 15 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Errol Mann 37 10 0 12 of 20 field goals & 33 of 38 extra points
P Ray Guy*+ 29 5 0 81 punts for a 42.7 average, 2 blocked Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
PR Neal Colzie 24 3 0 47 punt returns for a 6.6 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
KR Arthur Whittington 23 Rook 9 23 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Pete Banaszak 34 16 0 210 5-11 Miami (FL) 5/21/1944 12 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 59th pick / 1966
46 Warren Bankston 31 8 0 235 6-4 Tulane 7/22/1947 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1969
56 Jeff Barnes 23 16 0 223 6-2 California 3/1/1955 1 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 139th pick / 1977
25 Fred Biletnikoff 35 wr 16 2 190 6-1 Florida St. 2/23/1943 13 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 11th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1965
81 Morris Bradshaw 26 WR 16 14 195 6-1 Ohio St. 10/19/1952 4 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
21 Cliff Branch 30 WR 16 16 170 5-11 Colorado 8/1/1948 6 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 98th pick / 1972
24 Willie Brown 38 db 13 2 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 15 2
73 Dave Browning 22 RDE 12 7 245 6-5 Washington 8/18/1956 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
82 Larry Brunson 29 2 0 180 5-11 Mesa,Colorado 8/11/1949 4 0 Denver Broncos / 11th / 263rd pick / 1972
64 George Buehler 31 1 0 260 6-2 Stanford 8/10/1947 9 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 50th pick / 1969
87 Dave Casper*+ 27 TE 16 16 240 6-4 Notre Dame 9/26/1951 4 9 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1974
88 Raymond Chester 30 16 0 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 8 1 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
20 Neal Colzie 24 PR 16 0 200 6-2 Ohio St. 2/28/1954 3 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1975
50 Dave Dalby 28 C 16 16 247 6-3 UCLA 10/19/1950 6 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 100th pick / 1972
28 Clarence Davis 29 rb 2 2 195 5-10 USC 6/28/1949 7 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 97th pick / 1971
36 Mike Davis 22 db 16 1 203 6-3 Colorado 4/15/1956 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 35th pick / 1977
29 Hubert Ginn 31 1 0 185 5-10 Florida A&M 1/4/1947 8 0 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 211th pick / 1970
8 Ray Guy*+ 29 P 16 0 195 6-3 Southern Miss 12/22/1949 5 3 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 23rd pick / 1973
39 Willie Hall 29 RILB 11 11 223 6-2 USC 9/30/1949 6 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
23 Harold Hart 26 7 0 206 6-0 Texas Southern 7/13/1952 4 0 Oakland Raiders / 11th / 279th pick / 1974
37 Lester Hayes 23 LCB 16 16 200 6-0 Texas A&M 1/22/1955 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 126th pick / 1977
83 Ted Hendricks 31 LOLB 16 16 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 9 8 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
57 John Huddleston 24 11 0 231 6-3 Utah 4/10/1954 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 16th / 446th pick / 1976
11 David Humm 26 16 0 188 6-2 Nebraska 4/2/1952 3 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1975
42 Monte Jackson 25 RCB 16 14 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
58 Monte Johnson 27 LILB 14 13 239 6-4 Nebraska 10/26/1951 5 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 49th pick / 1973
70 Henry Lawrence 27 RT 16 16 272 6-4 Florida A&M 9/26/1951 4 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1974
14 Errol Mann 37 K 16 0 200 6-0 North Dakota 6/27/1941 10 2
53 Rod Martin 24 RILB 15 8 218 6-2 USC 4/7/1954 1 4 Oakland Raiders / 12th / 317th pick / 1977
65 Mickey Marvin 23 RG 14 14 270 6-4 Tennessee 10/5/1955 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 112th pick / 1977
71 Lindsey Mason 23 16 0 265 6-5 Kansas 8/1/1955 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1978
72 John Matuszak 28 LDE 16 16 272 6-8 Missouri,Tampa 10/25/1950 5 7 Houston Oilers / 1st / 1st pick / 1973
76 Mike McCoy 30 dt 15 3 284 6-5 Notre Dame 9/6/1948 8 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
47 Charlie Phillips 26 SS 16 16 215 6-2 USC 12/22/1952 3 10 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1975
77 Charles Philyaw 24 de 15 3 276 6-9 Texas Southern 2/25/1954 2 2 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 34th pick / 1976
84 Derrick Ramsey 22 16 0 230 6-4 Kentucky 12/23/1956 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
27 Randy Rich 25 2 0 178 5-10 New Mexico 12/28/1953 1 2
35 Terry Robiskie 24 rb 7 5 210 6-1 LSU 11/12/1954 1 2 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 223rd pick / 1977
74 Dave Rowe 33 dt 1 1 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 11 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
34 Booker Russell 22 16 0 223 6-2 Texas St. 2/28/1956 Rook 0
78 Art Shell* 32 LT 16 16 265 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 11/26/1946 10 11 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 80th pick / 1968
60 Otis Sistrunk 32 NT 16 16 265 6-4 none 9/18/1946 6 7
12 Ken Stabler 33 QB 16 16 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 8 10 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
80 Joe Stewart 23 16 0 180 5-11 Missouri 11/18/1955 Rook 0 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 108th pick / 1978
66 Steve Sylvester 25 c 16 2 260 6-4 Notre Dame 3/4/1953 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 259th pick / 1975
32 Jack Tatum 30 FS 15 15 200 5-10 Ohio St. 11/18/1948 7 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 19th pick / 1971
67 Pat Toomay 30 de 16 2 247 6-5 Vanderbilt 5/17/1948 8 2 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 153rd pick / 1970
63 Gene Upshaw 33 LG 16 16 255 6-5 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/15/1945 11 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 17th pick / 1967
30 Mark van Eeghen 26 FB 16 16 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 4 11 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
41 Phil Villapiano 29 ROLB 16 16 225 6-2 Bowling Green 2/26/1949 7 8 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 45th pick / 1971
54 Robert Watts 24 2 0 218 6-3 Boston Col. 6/16/1954 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 64th pick / 1977
52 Greg Westbrooks 25 1 0 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
22 Arthur Whittington 23 KR 16 9 185 5-11 SMU 9/4/1955 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 176th pick / 1978
Team Total 27.6 16 223.5 6-2.4 4.9