2004 Oakland Raiders season
The 2004 Oakland Raiders season was the 45th of professional football for the Oakland Raiders franchise, their 35th season as members of the National Football League, and their ninth season since returning to Oakland. They were led by head coach Norv Turner in his first season as head coach of the Raiders. They played their home games at Network Associates Coliseum as member of the AFC West. They finished the season 5–11, finishing in last place in the AFC West for the second consecutive year.
|2004 Oakland Raiders season|
|Head coach||Norv Turner|
|General manager||Al Davis|
|Home field||Network Associates Coliseum|
|Division place||4th AFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||Shane Lechler, P|
Though Rich Gannon began the season as the Raiders starting quarterback, he suffered a neck injury in the third game of the season that would eventually lead to his retirement. For the second consecutive season, the Raiders suffered a five-game losing streak in the middle of the season. They only won one game by a touchdown or more, defeating their Super Bowl XXXVII opponent, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 20–10.
The Raiders finished the 2003 season 4–12 to finish in a tie for last place in the AFC West. Following the season, Raider owner Al Davis fired head coach Bill Callahan after two years as head coach. A month later, the team named Norv Turner head coach.
|2004 Oakland Raiders draft|
|2||45||Jake Grove||C||Virginia Tech|
|4||99||Carlos Francis||WR||Texas Tech|
|6||182||Cody Spencer||LB||North Texas|
|7||245||Courtney Anderson||TE||San Jose State|
|7||255||Andre Sommersell||LB||Colorado State|
|Pro Football Hall of Fame Made at least one Pro Bowl during careerMade roster|
|2004 Oakland Raiders staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
|2004 Oakland Raiders roster|
Schedule and resultsEdit
|1||September 12, 2004||at Pittsburgh Steelers||L 24–21|
|2||September 19, 2004||Buffalo Bills||W 13–10|
|3||September 26, 2004||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 30–20|
|4||October 3, 2004||at Houston Texans||L 30–17|
|5||October 10, 2004||at Indianapolis Colts||L 35–14|
|6||October 17, 2004||Denver Broncos||L 31–3|
|7||October 24, 2004||New Orleans Saints||L 31–26|
|8||October 31, 2004||at San Diego Chargers||L 42–14|
|9||November 7, 2004||at Carolina Panthers||W 27–24|
|11||November 21, 2004||San Diego Chargers||L 23–17|
|12||November 28, 2004||at Denver Broncos||W 25–24|
|13||December 5, 2004||Kansas City Chiefs||L 34–27|
|14||December 12, 2004||at Atlanta Falcons||L 35–10|
|15||December 19, 2004||Tennessee Titans||W 40–35|
|16||December 25, 2004||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 31–30|
|17||January 2, 2005||Jacksonville Jaguars||L 13–6|
Select game summariesEdit
|(4) San Diego Chargers||12||4||0||.750||5–1||9–3||446||313||W1|
|(6) Denver Broncos||10||6||0||.625||3–3||7–5||381||304||W2|
|Kansas City Chiefs||7||9||0||.438||3–3||6–6||483||435||L1|
- "Raiders fire head coach Callahan". SFGate. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- Press, From Associated (January 1, 2004). "Raiders Officially Fire Callahan". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- "Turner hired by Raiders". ESPN.com. January 26, 2004. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.