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Biletnikoff Represents Raiders in London

Posted Oct 24, 2013

Raiders Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, accompanied by his wife Angela, was on hand at a luncheon with sports journalists in London...

Raiders Legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff, accompanied by his wife Angela, was on hand at a luncheon with sports journalists in London when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that the Silver and Black will host the Miami Dolphins next year in a regular season contest in Wembley Stadium.

The Raiders are making their fifth international trip and second appearance in the UK after playing the New Orleans Saints August 5, 1990, in a preseason American Bowl contest. The game will also mark the second time that the Raiders have faced the Miami Dolphins outside the United States as the teams played in an American Bowl preseason match-up in Japan August 4, 1991, in the Tokyo Dome.

The Silver and Black also played preseason contests in Barcelona, Spain, against the Denver Broncos July 31, 1994, and in Mexico City, when they played the Dallas Cowboys August 27, 2001.

Prior to making 10-1/2 hour, 5,400-mile trek from SFO to London’s Heathrow Airport, Biletnikoff shared his thoughts on the Raiders playing their first regular season game internationally.

On the Raiders playing a regular season game in London:

Biletnikoff: “People are excited about the NFL and we have a lot of Raiders fans over in London. It’s really going to be a lot of fun.”

On representing the Raiders this week in London:

Biletnikoff: “I’m really excited about going there and being part of the program with the NFL. The main thing is representing the Raiders over there and seeing everybody. We’ll have a big contingent of people that I’m going to get together with that are big, big Raiders fans. It’s just an exciting adventure for me to go over there and see everybody and be part of the entire program and really promote next year’s game.”

On the expanding and growing popularity of the NFL worldwide:

Biletnikoff: “The media has gotten so huge. Back when I played, we were a major team back east because we were always the 4 o’clock game, so we got a lot of air time back there. Nowadays with the worldwide media, newspaper, TV, radio, the Internet, things have grown so much. It’s amazing, totally amazing.”

Two players in the team’s current roster, defensive lineman Jack Crawford and offensive lineman Menelik Watson, have roots in the United Kingdom. Crawford was born in London and grew up there before moving to the United States while in high school. Watson hails from Manchester, England, and moved to the United States to play college basketball. Also, Raiders Senior Offensive Assistant Al Saunders was born in London before his family moved to Northern California when he was a child.

The Raiders have long been involved in global outreach as the team’s merchandise has annually been one of the NFL’s top sellers. In addition, the Silver and Black maintains a global presence and communicates with the worldwide Raider Nation through the team's official web properties which feature original and translated content in six different languages - Tagalog, Japanese, German, Chinese, Spanish and English.

The Raiders and the Dolphins have played overseas previously, in Tokyo, Japan, in 1991.

THE SERIES: The Raiders have posted a 16-15-1 all-time regular-season record against Miami since the Dolphins joined the American Football League as an expansion team in 1966. The Raiders were Miami’s first-ever regular-season opponent, as the Raiders defeated the newly minted Dolphins a 23-14 at the Orange Bowl on Sept. 2, 1966. The two teams have also met four times in the playoffs, with the Raiders owning a 3-1 advantage in the postseason.

RAIDERS-DOLPHINS—REGULAR SEASON

1966   Oakland 23, at Miami 14 1988 Miami 24, at Los Angeles 14
  at Oakland 21, Miami 10 1990 Los Angeles 13, at Miami 10
1967 at Oakland 31, Miami 17 1992 at Miami 20, Los Angeles 7
1968 Oakland 47, at Miami 21 1994 at Miami 20, Los Angeles 17 (OT)
1969 at Oakland 20, Miami 17 1996

at Oakland 17, Miami 7

  Oakland 20, at Miami 20 1997 Miami 34, at Oakland 16
1970 at Miami 20, Oakland 13 1998 Miami 27, at Oakland 17
1973 at Oakland 12, Miami 7 1999 Miami 16, at Oakland 9
1975 Oakland 31, at Miami 21 2001 at Miami 18, Oakland 15
1978 at Miami 23, Oakland 6 2002 at Miami 23, Oakland 17
1979 at Oakland 13, Miami 3 2005 Miami 33, at Oakland 21
1980 at Oakland 16, Miami 10 2007 Oakland 35, at Miami 17
1981 Oakland 33, at Miami 17 2008 at Miami 17, Oakland 15
1983 at Los Angeles 27, Miami 14 2010 Miami 33, at Oakland 17
1984 Los Angeles 45, at Miami 34 2011 at Miami 34, Oakland 14
1986 Los Angeles 30, at Miami 28 2012 at Miami 35, Oakland 13

RAIDERS vs. DOLPHINS—POSTSEASON

12/27/70 W 21-14 AFC Playoff contest
12/30/73 L 10-27 AFC Championship
12/21/74 W 28-26 AFC Divisional Playoff game
1/6/01 W 27-0 AFC Divisional Playoff game

SERIES SUPERLATIVES

Raiders Largest Margin of Victory: 26 9/21/68 OAK 47, at MIA 21
Raiders Longest Win Streak: 6 1979-1986  
Most Points (Raiders): 47 9/21/68 OAK 47, at MIA 21
Most Points (Combined): 79 12/2/84 LA 45, at MIA 34
Fewest Points (Raiders): 6 12/10/78 at MIA 23, OAK 6
Fewest Points (Combined): 16 10/8/79 at OAK 13, MIA

SERIES INDIVIDUAL SUPERLATIVES

Raiders      
Rushing Yards: 179 9/30/07 Justin Fargas
Passing Yards: 373 9/16/12 Carson Palmer
Receptions 9 12/6/98 Tim Brown
    9/20/69 Fred Biletnikoff
Receiving yards: 132 9/20/69 Fred Biletnikoff

SEA OF HANDS: The December 21, 1974 playoff contest between the Raiders and Dolphins was one of the most memorable NFL contests of all time. The Raiders defeated the Dolphins, 28-26, ending Miami’s two-year run as Super Bowl champs. Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler connected with running back Clarence Davis with 26 seconds remaining in the contest to give the Raiders the lead and the victory. The winning scored occurred when Stabler began to scramble, then spotted Davis in the end zone. Davis worked his way back towards Stabler. In a “Sea of Hands” Davis outfought a crowd of white-shirted Dolphin defenders to come down with the ball.

RAIDERS END DOLPHINS WINNING STREAK: The Raiders beat the Dolphins 12-7, ending Miami’s 18-game winning streak after the Dolphins went undefeated the year before, then posted a win on the first game of 1973. The game was played in front of the largest home crowd in Oakland Raiders history before 74,121 on September 23, 1973 at U.C. Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium.

WE MEET AGAIN: The Raiders and Dolphins will be meeting for the fourth straight year and seventh time in the past nine seasons. The Raiders and Dolphins also met in consecutive seasons from 1966-70, 1979-81 and 1983-84.

RAIDERS-DOLPHINS—REGULAR SEASON

1966   Oakland 23, at Miami 14                            1988   Miami 24, at Los Angeles 14

at Oakland 21, Miami 10                             1990   Los Angeles 13, at Miami 10

1967   at Oakland 31, Miami 17                             1992   at Miami 20, Los Angeles 7

1968   Oakland 47, at Miami 21                             1994   at Miami 20, Los Angeles 17 (OT)

1969   at Oakland 20, Miami 17                             1996   at Oakland 17, Miami 7

Oakland 20, at Miami 20                             1997   Miami 34, at Oakland 16

1970   at Miami 20, Oakland 13                             1998   Miami 27, at Oakland 17

1973   at Oakland 12, Miami 7                               1999   Miami 16, at Oakland 9

1975   Oakland 31, at Miami 21                             2001   at Miami 18, Oakland 15

1978   at Miami 23, Oakland 6                               2002   at Miami 23, Oakland 17

1979   at Oakland 13, Miami 3                               2005   Miami 33, at Oakland 21

1980   at Oakland 16, Miami 10                             2007   Oakland 35, at Miami 17

1981   Oakland 33, at Miami 17                             2008   at Miami 17, Oakland 15

1983   at Los Angeles 27, Miami 14                      2010   Miami 33, at Oakland 17

1984   Los Angeles 45, at Miami 34                      2011   at Miami 34, Oakland 14

1986   Los Angeles 30, at Miami 28                      2012   at Miami 35, Oakland 13

 

RAIDERS vs. DOLPHINS—POSTSEASON

12/27/70         W        21-14              AFC Playoff contest

12/30/73         L          10-27              AFC Championship           

12/21/74         W        28-26              AFC Divisional Playoff game

1/6/01             W        27-0                AFC Divisional Playoff game       

 

SERIES SUPERLATIVES

Raiders Largest Margin of Victory:            26        9/21/68                       OAK 47, at MIA 21

Raiders Longest Win Streak:                       6        1979-1986                

Most Points (Raiders):                                 47        9/21/68                       OAK 47, at MIA 21

Most Points (Combined):                            79        12/2/84                       LA 45, at MIA 34

Fewest Points (Raiders):                              6        12/10/78                     at MIA 23, OAK 6

Fewest Points (Combined):                       16        10/8/79                       at OAK 13, MIA 3     

           

SERIES INDIVIDUAL SUPERLATIVES

Raiders                    

Rushing Yards:                                179     9/30/07                                   Justin Fargas

Passing Yards:                                 373     9/16/12                                   Carson Palmer

Receptions:                                           9      12/6/98                                   Tim Brown

                                                                        9/20/69                                   Fred Biletnikoff

Receiving yards:                              132     9/20/69                                   Fred Biletnikoff

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