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  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST Meet Cliff Branch Meet Raiders Legend Cliff Branch at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Saturday, December 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST Meet Odis McKinney Meet Raiders Legend Odis McKinney at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Saturday, December 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PST Silver and Black Show The 2014 edition of The Silver and Black Show will air weekly on KICU TV 36 Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
     
  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST Meet Cliff Branch and Odis McKinney Meet Raiders Legends Cliff Branch and Odis McKinney at The Raider Image at Hegenberger in Oakland on Sunday, December 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST Meet Greg Townsend Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Arden Fair on Sunday, December 21 from 5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST Meet Greg Townsend Meet Raiders Legend Greg Townsend at The Raider Image at Arden Fair on Monday, December 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST Toys for Tots

    From 6-8 p.m. on Monday, December 22, the Raiders will help the U.S. Marines collect toy donations (valued at $20 or more) in exchange for autographs at the Southland Mall Raider Image in Hayward, Calif.

    Monetary donations will also be accepted.

    Players TBD

  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM PST Raiders Press Conference LIVE Raiders Head Coach Tony Sparano and QB Derek Carr are scheduled to address the media. Watch LIVE online.

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Top 10 Longest Passes in Raiders History

Posted Jul 15, 2014

This week's Tuesday Top 10 list takes a look at the Top 10 longest passes in franchise history.

Compiled by Jamie Banks
Raiders.com

With three Super Bowl wins and a rich legacy, many remarkable plays have been made in Raiders’ history. Here are the top 10 longest passes:

 

1. On October 2, 1983, Jim Plunkett threw a touchdown pass to Cliff Branch, measuring 99 yards. The Raiders were defeated by Washington 37-35 but this play tops the record books as the longest pass in Raiders’ history.
     
2. George Blanda threw a 94-yard touchdown pass to Warren Wells, in a 43-7 victory against the Broncos on November 10, 1968.
     
3. Five years earlier, Tom Flores threw a 93-yard pass to Dobie Craig, helping to defeat the Jets 49- 26 on October 20, 1963.
     
4. Marc Wilson threw a 92-yard touchdown pass to Pro Football Hall of Famer, Marcus Allen, on October 7, 1984, in a victory against the Seahawks.
     
5. On December 2, 1962, in a game against the Chargers, Cotton Davidson threw a 90-yard touchdown pass to Dick Dorsey. This helped the Raiders close the scoring gap, but the Chargers ultimately were victorious, winning 31- 21.
     
6. Ken Stabler threw an 88 yard touchdown pass to Cliff Branch in an 18-14 win versus the Packers in 1976.
     
7. On November 23, 1980, Jim Plunkett threw an 86-yard touchdown pass to Cliff Branch versus the Eagles. Twenty-nine years later in 2009, JaMarcus Russell also threw an 86-yard touchdown against Philadelphia. This time the receiver was Zach Miller, defeating the Eagles 13-9 at home.
     
8. Twice in history, a Raider player has completed an 85-yard touchdown pass. The first was in 1968 when Tom Flores threw to Charley Fuller on November 5 while playing the Bills. In 1988, Jay Schroeder threw an 85-yard touchdown to Mervyn Fernandez on October 23, in a loss to the Saints.
     
9. A year later, on November 5, 1989, Jay Schroeder threw an 84-yard touchdown pass to Willie Gault, helping the Los Angeles Raiders defeat the Cincinnati Bengals 28-7. Two more Raiders threw 84-yard touchdowns: Rich Gannon to James Jett in 2000 and JaMarcus Russell to Johnnie Lee Higgins in 2008.
     
10. On December 27, 1970, Rod Sherman caught an 82-yard touchdown pass from Daryle Lamonica. The Oakland Raiders defeated the Miami Dolphins 21- 14.