Oakland Raiders: 30 Iconic Moments In Franchise History

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Nov 15, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; A fan with an American flag helmet cheers before the start of the game between the Oakland Raiders and the Minnesota Vikings at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

3. January 9, 1977 – Super Bowl XI

It was a beautiful day in Pasadena, California when the Raiders put on a defensive clinic in winning their first Super Bowl title over a Minnesota Vikings team that had been to the big game three times already – and lost each time. Their loss to Oakland would be their fourth – and their last time to appear in a Super Bowl.

It was a big day for the Raiders running game with Oakland racking up 266 yards on 52 carries – a healthy 5.1 yards per carry average. Ken Stabler also had a good day leading the offense on 12 of 19 passing for 180 yards and a touchdown.

The defense though, was the story of the game as they roughed up Fran Tarkenton and the Minnesota offense, limiting them to just 71 yards on the ground and leading the Raiders to a 32-14 rout of the Vikings.

It was the first championship hoisted by Al Davis and the Raiders. And the first is always the sweetest. Especially when it is done in such dominating fashion.

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