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The Best Oakland Raiders Of All Time

Updated May 8, 2020 59.3k votes 5.7k voters 137.1k views173 items

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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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  • 1
    867
    141

    Ted Hendricks

    Linebacker
  • 2
    883
    143

    Cliff Branch

    Wide receiver
  • 3
    1,712
    349

    Bo Jackson

    Running back

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  • 4
    924
    162

    Dave Casper

    Tight end, Wide receiver

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  • 5
    1,491
    310

    Tim Brown

    Wide reciever
  • 6
    889
    149

    Willie Brown

    Cornerback
  • 7
    1,148
    224

    Fred Biletnikoff

    Wide receiver
  • 8
    872
    152

    Lester Hayes

    Cornerback, Safety
  • 9
    1,474
    312

    Charles Woodson

    Cornerback, Return specialist

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  • 10
    1,062
    212

    Jim Otto

    Linebacker, Center

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  • 11
    1,224
    265
  • 12
    1,498
    379

    Ken Stabler

    Quarterback

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  • 13
    870
    158

    Jim Plunkett

    Quarterback

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  • 14
    849
    160

    Ray Guy

    Punter
  • 15
    1,497
    382

    Howie Long

    Defensive end

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    #7 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time#26 of 115 The Funniest Professional Athletes

  • 16
    1,025
    216

    Jack Tatum

    Safety, Defensive back

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  • 17
    1,690
    448

    Marcus Allen

    Running back
  • 18
    944
    224

    Art Shell

    Tackle
  • 19
    578
    112

    Todd Christensen

    Fullback, Tight end

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  • 20
    691
    162

    George Blanda

    Quarterback, Placekicker

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  • 21
    794
    181
  • 22
    574
    160

    Mike Haynes

    Cornerback

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  • 23
    699
    206

    Lyle Alzado

    Defensive end
  • 24
    763
    214

    Sebastian Janikowski

    Placekicker
  • 25
    433
    116

    George Atkinson

    Cornerback, Safety