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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 coachNorv Turner
General managerAl Davis
OwnerAl Davis
Home fieldNetwork Associates Coliseum
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th AFC West
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersShane 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 team lost two of their starting receivers from the 2002 team: Tim Brown was released and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jerry Rice was traded to the Seattle Seahawks midseason.

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Previous seasonEdit

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.[1][2] A month later, the team named Norv Turner head coach.[3]

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

2004 Oakland Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Robert Gallery  OT Iowa
2 45 Jake Grove  C Virginia Tech
3 67 Stuart Schweigert  FS Purdue
4 99 Carlos Francis  WR Texas Tech
5 134 Johnnie Morant  WR Syracuse
6 166 Shawn Johnson  DE Delaware
6 182 Cody Spencer  LB North Texas
7 245 Courtney Anderson  TE San Jose State
7 255 Andre Sommersell  LB Colorado State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

2004 Oakland Raiders staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jeff Fish

RosterEdit

2004 Oakland Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

  • 80 Jerry Rice
  • 84 Jerry Porter
  • 89 Ronald Curry
  • 85 Doug Gabriel
  • 87 Alvis Whitted

Tight Ends

  • 82 Teyo Johnson
  • 86 Roland Williams
  • 88 Doug Jolley
  • 83 Courtney Anderson
Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Regular seasonEdit

Schedule and resultsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–21
60,147
2 September 19, 2004 Buffalo Bills W 13–10
53,610
3 September 26, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–20
60,874
4 October 3, 2004 at Houston Texans L 30–17
70,741
5 October 10, 2004 at Indianapolis Colts L 35–14
57,230
6 October 17, 2004 Denver Broncos L 31–3
62,507
7 October 24, 2004 New Orleans Saints L 31–26
45,337
8 October 31, 2004 at San Diego Chargers L 42–14
66,210
9 November 7, 2004 at Carolina Panthers W 27–24
73,518
10 Bye
11 November 21, 2004 San Diego Chargers L 23–17
46,905
12 November 28, 2004 at Denver Broncos W 25–24
75,936
13 December 5, 2004 Kansas City Chiefs L 34–27
51,292
14 December 12, 2004 at Atlanta Falcons L 35–10
70,616
15 December 19, 2004 Tennessee Titans W 40–35
44,299
16 December 25, 2004 at Kansas City Chiefs L 31–30
77,289
17 January 2, 2005 Jacksonville Jaguars L 13–6
41,112

Select game summariesEdit

Week 12Edit

1 234Total
• Raiders 0 7612 25
Broncos 0 10014 24

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StandingsEdit

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(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
Oakland Raiders 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 320 422 L2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Raiders fire head coach Callahan". SFGate. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Press, From Associated (January 1, 2004). "Raiders Officially Fire Callahan". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  3. ^ "Turner hired by Raiders". ESPN.com. January 26, 2004. Retrieved May 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-17.