1964 Oakland Raiders season

The 1964 Oakland Raiders season was the team's fifth in both Oakland and the American Football League. The campaign saw the team attempt to improve upon its impressive 10–4 record from 1963. The Raiders' efforts, however, would prove fruitless. The team staggered out to an abysmal 1–7–1 record over its first nine games. While the Raiders pulled themselves together over the final five games of the season (in what amounted to a 4–0–1 run), their slow start ensured that they would miss the postseason for a fifth consecutive year.

1964 Oakland Raiders season
OwnerF. Wayne Valley
Head coachAl Davis
General managerAl Davis
Home fieldFrank Youell Field
Results
Record5–7–2
Division place3rd AFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

During the preseason, the Raiders played the Houston Oilers in Las Vegas at Cashman Field in the first professional football game ever held there.[1] 56 years later, the Raiders would relocate to the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 13 Boston Patriots L 14–17 0–1 Frank Youell Field 21,126 Recap
2 September 19 at Houston Oilers L 28–42 0–2 Jeppesen Stadium 26,482 Recap
3 September 27 Kansas City Chiefs L 9–21 0–3 Frank Youell Field 18,163 Recap
4 October 3 at Buffalo Bills L 20–23 0–4 War Memorial Stadium 36,451 Recap
5 October 10 at New York Jets L 13–35 0–5 Shea Stadium 36,499 Recap
6 October 16 at Boston Patriots T 43–43 0–5–1 Fenway Park 23,279 Recap
7 October 25 Denver Broncos W 40–7 1–5–1 Frank Youell Field 17,858 Recap
8 November 1 at San Diego Chargers L 17–31 1–6–1 Balboa Stadium 25,557 Recap
9 November 8 at Kansas City Chiefs L 7–42 1–7–1 Municipal Stadium 21,023 Recap
10 November 15 Houston Oilers W 20–10 2–7–1 Frank Youell Field 16,375 Recap
11 November 22 New York Jets W 35–26 3–7–1 Frank Youell Field 15,589 Recap
12 November 29 at Denver Broncos T 20–20 3–7–2 Bears Stadium 15,958 Recap
13 December 6 Buffalo Bills W 16–13 4–7–2 Frank Youell Field 18,134 Recap
14
Bye
15 December 20 San Diego Chargers W 21–20 5–7–2 Frank Youell Field 20,124 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

AFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
San Diego Chargers 8 5 1 .615 4–2 341 300 L2
Kansas City Chiefs 7 7 0 .500 4–2 366 306 W2
Oakland Raiders 5 7 2 .417 2–3–1 303 350 W2
Denver Broncos 2 11 1 .154 1–4–1 240 438 L2

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

Game summariesEdit

Week 14Edit

1 234Total
Chargers 3 7100 20
Raiders 0 1407 21

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hawley, Tom (March 25, 2020). "VIDEO VAULT | The first time the Raiders came to Las Vegas". KSNV. Retrieved March 25, 2020.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com