Football 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
1,168 264
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback
2
950 235
Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Guard
3
1,123 253
Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end
4
1,264 367
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back
5
1,084 230
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide reciever
6
889 152
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver
7
803 137
Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker, Center
8
726 175
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tackle
9
1,032 170
Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety
10
791 165
Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
11
671 98
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver
12
1,280 217
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back
13
605 114
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback
14
641 135
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Punter
15
597 94
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver
16
620 112
Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Safety
17
721 88
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
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18
665 113
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback
19
573 86
Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker
20
555 124
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback, Placekicker
21
612 145
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
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22
443 119
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback
23
532 153
Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end
24
423 93
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Fullback, Tight end
25
547 136
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
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