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In 2002, Oakland Raiders QB Rich Gannon threw for a franchise record 4,689 yards, leading the Raiders to a Super Bowl XXXVII appearance and earning NFL MVP honors. Since then, the quarterback play in Oakland has been among the league's worst. The Raiders have started 15 different QBs in the last 10 seasons, tied with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins for the most. Assuming Matt Flynn or Tyler Wilson start Week 1, the tie will be broken.
Super Bowl quarterbacks
Eleven quarterbacks have started and won multiple Super Bowls in NFL History. Seven of those quarterbacks are in the Hall of Fame -- Bart Starr, Bob Griese, Roger Staubach, John Elway, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana -- and three others still are playing: Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning and Tom Brady. The lone quarterback remaining? Raiders QB Jim Plunkett, the only retired signal-caller with multiple Lombardi Trophies (two) and no yellow jacket.
Super Bowl coaches
The Oakland Raiders struggled in 2003 -- finishing 4-12 and third in the AFC West -- only a year removed from appearing in Super Bowl XXXVII. Following the 2003 season, they fired head coach Bill Callahan, who'd gone 15-17 in two seasons with the Silver & Black. Callahan, Forrest Gregg, Ken Whisenhunt and Sam Wyche are the only coaches with a Super Bowl appearance to end their coaching careers with a losing record.
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Since 2004, the Oakland Raiders have drafted only one player who has gone on to represent the franchise in the Pro Bowl -- tied with the St. Louis Rams for the fewest (Steven Jackson). The lone Pro Bowl selection from the Raiders since is tight end Zach Miller, drafted in 2007. Miller made it to Honolulu after the 2010 season, his last in Oakland. Miller had 685 receiving yards and five touchdowns that season, more than he had in his last two combined with the Seattle Seahawks.
National Football League
Hall of Fame head coach John Madden coached the Oakland Raiders for 10 seasons, posting a 103-32-7 record and winning Super Bowl XI. Madden's .759 winning percentage is the best ever among coaches with at least 100 career victories. Astonishingly, he accomplished all this before his 43rd birthday. Putting that into perspective, seven of the eight head coaches hired this offseason are older than Madden was when he walked away -- Mike McCoy being the lone exception at age 41.
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Drafted 4th overall in 2008, Darren McFadden was supposed to be the driving force behind a dynamic rushing attack in Oakland. However, McFadden has failed to play all 16 regular-season games every year during his career, and he rushed for at least 1,000 yards only once. In 2012, Run DMC averaged 3.3 yards per rush, the worst in the NFL among players with at least 200 carries.
Super Bowl appearances
From 1960 to 2002, the Oakland Raiders won 406 games (including postseason), more than any other franchise in the NFL. They were the only team to appear in a Super Bowl in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, but the 21st century has not been kind to the Silver and Black. Since losing Super Bowl XXXVII, the Raiders have failed to return to the playoffs, and have won 49 games in the 10 years since, which is one more than the Detroit Lions, who have won the fewest.
Al Davis in Canton
Al Davis presented nine different Raiders into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, more than any other Canton presenter. Davis presented John Madden, Ted Hendricks, Art Shell, Fred Biletnikoff, Gene Upshaw, Willie Brown, George Blanda, Jim Otto and Lance Alworth for enshrinement.
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In 2010, the Oakland Raiders (led by Jason Campbell and Tom Cable) went 6-0 within the AFC West, but finished just 8-8. The Raiders are the only team in NFL history to sweep their division and miss the playoffs. Cable was fired after the season.
In the Oakland Raiders' 21 seasons of making the playoffs, they are 17-4 in their first playoff game. Among teams who have made the playoffs three or more times, the Raiders' .810 winning percentage in opening playoff games is the best in NFL history. The Baltimore Ravens are second, posting a 7-2 record (.778).
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