Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Feb 1, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; A member of the New England Patriots hoists the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

6. January 25, 1981 – Super Bowl XV

It was a season of distractions for the Raiders. And one that didn’t get off to a great start, with the team posting a 2-3 record over the first five games of the season. In the background was the ongoing legal action Al Davis was engaged in with the league in regard to the team’s relocation from Oakland to Los Angeles.

Just a couple of months before the Super Bowl, the Raiders and Eagles met for a regular season game. The Eagles humbled the Raiders in that meeting, defeating the Silver and Black 10-7. It was a game in which Jim Plunkett was harassed and beaten senseless, sacked eight times and picked off twice. It wasn’t a pretty game.

That all changed in the Super Bowl, though. Plunkett was sacked once, but the Raiders didn’t turn the ball over while forcing Philadelphia to turn the ball over four times – three of those four being picks of Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski.

Statistically, it was a fairly even game. On the scoreboard, though, the Raiders dominated Philadelphia by the score of 27-10. It was the second of the Raiders’ three Super Bowl wins and just like the other two; it was achieved in dominating fashion.

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