Oakland Raiders NFL Team Profile
The Oakland Raiders are a National Football League (NFL) team based in Oakland, California. They play in the American Football Conference (AFC) West division along side the Chiefs, Broncos, and Chargers. The Raiders were established in 1960 and played their first season in their inaugural year in the now-defunct American Football League. This is a team that has experienced a lot throughout the founding years. From poor on-field performances to financial difficulties and low attendance, the Raiders struggled. However, in 1963, management hired head coach and eventual owner Al Davis and that turned things around. Davis consistently improved the Oakland Raiders and took them to their first postseason in 1967. Here they won their first and only AFL Championship moving to the Super Bowl II where they lost to the Green Bay Packers.
Currently, the Oakland Raiders call the RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland its home. However, the team is planning on relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada after their stadium is completed in 2020. This decision came after NFL team owners, in 2017, voted 31-1 to approve the move.
The current uniform colors are silver and black and they are represented by the Raider Rusher as their mascot.
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What you’ll find in this Oakland Raiders guide:
Any keen avid sports bettor knows that in order to make the best bet, you have to keep up with the Oakland Raiders schedule. Below you’ll find the Oakland Raiders roster to help you know when they’re playing.
|Oakland Raiders vs.||Date|
|Green Bay Packers||August 22|
|Seattle Seahawks||August 29|
|Denver Broncos||September 9|
|Kansas City Chiefs||September 15|
|Minnesota Vikings||September 22|
|Indianapolis Colts||September 29|
|Chicago Bears||October 6|
|Green Bay Packers||October 20|
|Houston Texans||October 27|
|Detroit Lions||November 3|
|Los Angeles Chargers||November 7|
|Cincinnati Bengals||November 17|
|New York Jets||November 24|
|Kansas City Chiefs||December 1|
|Tennessee Titans||December 8|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||December 15|
|Los Angeles Chargers||December 22|
|Denver Broncos||December 29|
At a glance, the Oakland Raiders odds to win Super Bowl stand at +12500 depending which United States sports betting site you’re looking at. This puts the Raiders at number 23 out of 32 teams to win the next Super Bowl.
AFC West Odds and AFC Championship NFL Odds
When it come to winning their respective division, which is the AFC West, their Oakland Raider odds are pegged last with the lowest of winning the division at +1200. In term of taking the AFC Championship, oddsmakers aren’t optimistic about their chances giving them +3300 odds. That put them at number 14 out of 16 teams.
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Lastly, let’s take a look at their performance record throughout the years. They’ve only made it to the playoffs twice over the last 15 years. Even with the hiring of their new coach and Antonio Brown, the Raiders have failed to improve their prospects. Let’s take a look at what the years have held for this team.
- Lost the Wild card playoffs in 1991 (as the LA Raiders) and 2016 (as the Oakland Raiders).
- Lost the divisional playoffs in 1972, 1982 (as the LA Raiders), 1985, 1993, 2001 (as the Oakland Raiders)
- Lost the AFC Championship in 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1990 (as the LA Raiders), 2000 (as the Oakland Raiders)
Super Bowls Played
- Won the Super Bowl XI in 1976 against the Minnesota Vikings.
- Won the Super Bowl XV in 1980 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Were the Super Bowl XVIII champions in 1983 as the Los Angeles Raiders against the Washington Redskins.
- Lost the Super Bowl XXXVII in 2002 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.