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1973 Oakland Raiders season

1973 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach John Madden
Home field Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Results
Record 9–4–1
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Conference Championship
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1972      1974 >

The 1973 Oakland Raiders season was the team’s 14th season, and fourth in the National Football League.

In Week Two of the regular season, the Raiders defeated the Miami Dolphins, snapping Miami's 18-game winning-streak including a perfect season in 1972.

For the third time in four seasons, the Raiders won the AFC West title. They exacted a measure of revenge by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC Division Round game, one year following the Immaculate Reception loss. But the Raiders failed to reach the Super Bowl as they lost to Miami in the AFC Championship Game.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1973 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1973 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–16
44,818
2 September 23, 1973 Miami Dolphins (at Berkeley, CA) W 12–7
74,121
3 September 30, 1973 at Kansas City Chiefs L 16–3
72,631
4 October 7, 1973 at St. Louis Cardinals W 17–10
49,051
5 October 14, 1973 at San Diego Chargers W 27–17
50,672
6 October 22, 1973 at Denver Broncos T 23–23
51,270
7 October 28, 1973 at Baltimore Colts W 34–21
59,008
8 November 4, 1973 New York Giants W 42–0
51,200
9 November 11, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–9
47,535
10 November 18, 1973 Cleveland Browns L 7–3
47,398
11 November 25, 1973 San Diego Chargers W 31–3
40,195
12 December 2, 1973 at Houston Oilers W 17–6
25,801
13 December 8, 1973 Kansas City Chiefs W 37–7
53,945
14 December 16, 1973 Denver Broncos W 21–17
51,910

Season summary

Week 1

Week 2

1 234Total
Dolphins 0 007 7
Raiders 3 333 12

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Standings

AFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Oakland Raiders 9 4 1 .679 292 175
Kansas City Chiefs 7 5 2 .571 231 192
Denver Broncos 7 5 2 .571 354 296
San Diego Chargers 2 11 1 .179 188 386

Playoffs

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 22, 1973 Pittsburgh Steelers W 33–14
51,110
Conference Championship December 30, 1973 at Miami Dolphins L 27–10
75,105

Awards and honors

References

  • Raiders on Pro Football Reference
  • Raiders on Database Football


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