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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 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.
list ordered by
1
Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end
2
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back
3
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback
4
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide reciever
5
Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Guard
6
Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker, Center
7
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver
8
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tackle
9
Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety
10
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver
11
Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
12
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back
13
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback
14
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Punter
15
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver
16
Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Safety
17
Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker
18
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback
19
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback, Placekicker
20
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
wiabux added Placekicker
21
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback
22
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Fullback, Tight end
23
Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end
24
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
velvet added Coach
25
Daryle Lamonica is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback