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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time 

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This is a list of the best Oakland Raiders of all time. The Silver and Black. Just Win, Baby. These are just a few of the phrases associated with what was once the most intimidating team in all off football: the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders. When Al Davis took over the team in 1962, a new style of football was formed. The greatest Raiders players blended speed and power, a new dimension to player evaluation introduced by Davis. The best Hall of Fame-level Raiders ever attribute their success to the culture of the team and to Davis's leadership. The rowdy Raiders have been to Super Bowls in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 2000s, the only team in NFL history to do so. Some of the best players in Raiders history were on these teams. Famous Oakland Raiders like Ken Stabler, Cliff Branch, and Fred Biletnikoff are some of the best Raiders skill players while Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and Jim Otto were powerful linemen whose grit allowed for these superstars to flourish. 

The later Raiders team were flashy with superstars like past players Jim Plunkett, Howie Long, and Marcus Allen, who is one of the best running backs of all time,  were parts of the later Super Bowl winning teams. Even though the team made a 12 year detour to Los Angeles, many of the team's best, most iconic players were in Oakland.

This is the list of the best Oakland Raiders. If you notice someone who is missing from this list of all time Raiders, feel free to add him. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Raiders ever according to who you think should be considered the best in franchise history.

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Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Cornerback and Return specialist from Sebring, Ohio, United States of America

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Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Running back from San Diego, California, United States of America

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Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Running back from Bessemer, Alabama, United States of America

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Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Wide receiver from Erie, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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#2,101 of 2,166 The Best Athletes Of All Time #19 of 248 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time #93 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever

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Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Linebacker and Center from Wausau, Wisconsin

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Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Lester Hayes Cornerback and Safety from Houston, Texas

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Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Cornerback from Yazoo City, Mississippi
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Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Ray Guy Punter from Swainsboro, Georgia

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George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Quarterback and Placekicker from Youngwood, Pennsylvania

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Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
wiabux added Sebastian Janikowski Placekicker from WaƂbrzych, Poland
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Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
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Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time
Todd Christensen Fullback and Tight end from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

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Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time