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
1,147 256
Ken Stabler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

2
1,103 242
Howie Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end

3
932 226
Gene Upshaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Guard

4
1,239 362
Marcus Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

5
1,066 225
Tim Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide reciever

6
867 150
Fred Biletnikoff is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver

7
788 133
Jim Otto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker, Center

8
710 171
Art Shell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tackle

9
1,009 168
Charles Woodson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

10
775 164
Jack Tatum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

11
654 97
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Tight end, Wide receiver

12
1,254 214
Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Running back

13
590 112
Willie Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback

14
629 133
Ray Guy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Punter

15
587 93
Cliff Branch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Wide receiver

16
606 110
Lester Hayes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback, Safety

17
708 86
John Madden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
velvet added Offensive Lineman

18
652 110
Jim Plunkett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback

19
561 85
Ted Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Linebacker

20
546 120
George Blanda is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Quarterback, Placekicker

21
602 144
Sebastian Janikowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
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22
435 117
Mike Haynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Cornerback

23
523 150
Lyle Alzado is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Defensive end

24
415 92
Todd Christensen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
Fullback, Tight end

25
539 135
Al Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Oakland Raiders of All Time
velvet added Coach