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The 1963 Oakland Raiders season was the team's fourth in Oakland. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon its abysmal 1962 record of 1–13.

1963 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachAl Davis
General managerAl Davis
OwnerF. Wayne Valley
Home fieldFrank Youell Field
Results
Record10–4
Division place2nd AFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

In his first year with the organization, Raiders legend Al Davis, formerly a receivers coach with the San Diego Chargers, replaced the team's original gold and black uniforms with the current "silver and black" scheme. Under his leadership as head coach and general manager, the Raiders stunned the rest of the AFL by winning ten games. They finished with a record of 10–4, which was good for second place in the Western Division, one game behind the eventual AFL champion Chargers, whom they had defeated twice. The Raiders swept the Western division in 1963, winning all six games. For his role in the Raiders' miraculous turnaround, Al Davis was named the AFL's "Coach of the Year".

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Attendance
1 September 7 at Houston Oilers W, 24–13 1–0
24,749
2 September 15 Buffalo Bills W, 35–17 2–0
17,568
3 September 22 Boston Patriots L, 14–20 2–1
17,131
4 September 28 at New York Jets L, 7–10 2–2
17,100
5 October 5 at Buffalo Bills L, 0–12 2–3
24,846
6 October 11 at Boston Patriots L, 14–20 2–4
26,494
7 October 20 New York Jets W, 49–26 3–4
15,557
8 October 27 at San Diego Chargers W, 34–33 4–4
30,182
9 November 3 Kansas City Chiefs W, 10–7 5–4
18,919
10 November 8 at Kansas City Chiefs W, 22–7 6–4
24,879
11 November 17
Bye week
November 24
Scheduled AFL games postponed to December 22
12 November 28 at Denver Broncos W, 26–10 7–4
14,763
13 December 8 San Diego Chargers W, 41–27 8–4
20,249
14 December 15 Denver Broncos W, 35–31 9–4
15,223
15 December 22 Houston Oilers W, 52–49 10–4
17,401

RosterEdit

1963 Oakland Raiders final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

  • 36 Clem Daniels
  • 33 Doug Mayberry
  • 37 Alan Miller
  •     Jesse Murdock
  • 32 Glenn Shaw
  • 29 Mike Sommer

Wide receivers

Tight ends

  • 82 Jan Barrett
  • 86 Ken Herock
Offensive linemen
  • 66 Sonny Bishop
  • 65 Wayne Hawkins
  • 77 Proverb Jacobs
  • 70 Dick Klein
  • 87 Bob Mischak
  • 00 Jim Otto
  • 63 Ollie Spencer
  • 78 Frank Youso

Defensive linemen

  • 80 Dalva Allen
  • 53 Dan Birdwell
  • 46 Dave Costa
  • 88 Jon Jelacic
  • 73 Chuck McMurtry
  • 72 Jim Norris
Linebackers
  • 44 Bob Dougherty
  • 56 Archie Matsos
  • 81 Clancy Osborne
  • 48 Charlie Rieves
  • 49 Jackie Simpson

Defensive backs

  • 25 Claude Gibson
  • 27 Joe Krakoski
  • 45 Jim McMillin
  • 35 Tommy Morrow
  • 20 Warren Powers
  • 39 Herman Urenda
  • 24 Fred Williamson

Special teams

  • 10 Mike Mercer
Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Houston OilersEdit

Week One: Oakland Raiders at Houston Oilers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 101424
Oilers 6 0 0713

at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: September 7
  • Game weather: 88 F, wind 6 mph
  • Box Score

Week 2Edit

1 234Total
Bills 0 1070 17
• Raiders 0 2177 35

[1]

Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

Week 5Edit

Week 6Edit

Week 7Edit

1 234Total
Jets 7 6013 26
• Raiders 21 1477 49

[2]

Week 8Edit

1 234Total
• Raiders 7 7713 34
Chargers 10 797 33

[3]

Week 9Edit

1 234Total
Chiefs 0 700 7
• Raiders 0 307 10

[4]

Week 10Edit

1 234Total
• Raiders 3 1900 22
Chiefs 0 070 7

[5]

Week 12Edit

1 234Total
• Raiders 2 01410 26
Broncos 0 307 10

[6]

Week 13Edit

1 234Total
Chargers 7 1370 27
• Raiders 3 7031 41

[7]

Week 14Edit

1 234Total
Broncos 7 3147 31
• Raiders 14 777 35

[8]

Week 15Edit

1 234Total
Oilers 14 21140 49
• Raiders 7 28710 52

[9]

StandingsEdit

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 11 3 0 .786 3–3 399 255 W2
Oakland Raiders 10 4 0 .714 6–0 363 282 W8
Kansas City Chiefs 5 7 2 .417 2–4 347 263 W3
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 1–5 301 473 L7

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-03.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-16.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  8. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-21.
  9. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-22.

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