The recent resurgence of the Oakland Raiders has people remembering the glory days of the 1970’s, and early 80’s, when they were constantly chasing Super Bowls with John Madden and Tom Flores. The Raiders organization has three Super Bowl victories in five appearances, 25 Hall of Fame inductees, and 3 NFL MVP Award winners. The Raiders are a storied organization with many great players donning the iconic silver and black. These are the greatest teams the franchise has assembled.
Honorable Mention. 2000 – First Great Jon Gruden Team
The 2000 Oakland Raiders are the first Jon Gruden team to win the division. Their 12-4 record earned them the 2nd seed in the AFC and a first-round bye. The team was led by All-Pro’s Rich Gannon, Steve Wisniewski, Charles Woodson, and rookie punter Shane Lechler. The Raiders shut out the Miami Dolphins 27-0 in the Divisional Round. Unfortunately, the season ended with a defeat to fourth seed Baltimore Ravens who won the Super Bowl.