Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Sep 30, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; General view of Oakland Raiders helmet and Lombardi trophies from Super Bowl XI, XV and XVIII during a press conference at the Raiders practice facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

4. January 22, 1984 – Super Bowl XVIII

The Raiders were underdogs headed into Super Bowl XVIII – as they had been in their previous two Super Bowl wins. But in squaring off against Washington, the Raiders were facing the NFL’s highest scoring team, the defending Super Bowl champs, and a team that had beaten them earlier in the season.

Not a lot of people gave the Raiders a shot to win this game.

But led by Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen, and a stifling defense, the Raiders put on one dominant performance. Allen led the running attack with 191 yards and two touchdowns on the day, while Plunkett threw for 172 yards and a touchdown.

The defense gave up 243 yards through the air to Joe Theismann but picked him off twice. They also held Big John Riggins to just 64 yards on 26 carries and the Washington offense to 90 total yards on the ground.

Oakland won the game 38-9, and it didn’t seem even that close. The win was Oakland’s third Lombardi trophy.

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