Running Back Marcus Allen
As voted by the fans on Facebook, the NFL revealed the three Raiders games to be uploaded on YouTube in August.
This August, every NFL team will have three of their franchise's most memorable games uploaded to the NFL's official YouTube Channel.
Fans had the opportunity to choose three games from a total of five of the team's most memorable. Here are the three Raiders games we will see on YouTube next month.
Super Bowl XVIII – Raiders vs. Washington Redskins (30%)
January 22, 1984
Led by Super Bowl MVP Marcus Allen's then Super Bowl record 191 yards on the ground, the Raiders routed the defending champion Washington Redskins 38-9. The Raiders' 38 points scored remains the most points scored in a Super Bowl by an AFC team.
In 1983, the Redskins led the NFL in scoring with 541 points scored, averaging 33.8 points per game. The Redskins had not been held under 23 points all season. However, in Super Bowl XVIII, the Raiders defense held the Redskins to just nine points, picking off quarterback Joe Theismann twice, with one returned for a touchdown.
Against the league's top-ranked rush defense, second-year running back Marcus Allen carried the ball 20 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns. Allen's highlight carry occurred in the third quarter when he reversed his field during a dazzling 71-yard touchdown run.
2002 AFC Championship Game – Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans (27%)
January 19, 2003
The Raiders finished as the AFC's top seed in 2002. With a first-round bye, the Raiders defeated the New York Jets in the Divisional Round and faced the Titans in the AFC Championship.
The Titans – led by quarterback Steve McNair and running back Eddie George – had won 11 of their last 12 games. The Raiders relied on their quarterback and the league's Most Valuable Player in 2002, Rich Gannon.
The 37-year-old quarterback had a stellar game, finishing with 286 yards in the air and three touchdowns, along with another 41 yards and a touchdown on the ground to lead the Raiders to a 41-24 victory in the AFC Championship and a berth in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Super Bowl XI – Raiders vs. Minnesota Vikings (21%)
January 9, 1977
The 1976 Raiders featured a team that consisted of several Hall of Fame players, including wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, cornerback Willie Brown, tight end Dave Casper, punter Ray Guy, linebacker Ted Hendricks, offensive linemen Gene Upshaw and Art Shell, and quarterback Ken Stabler.. Additionally, Hall of Famer John Madden coached the team.
Super Bowl XI featured a meeting between the Raiders and Minnesota Vikings in Pasadena, Calif. Led by quarterback Ken "Snake" Stabler, the Raiders offense gained a then-record 429 yards, including 288 yards in the first half.
Willie Brown picked off Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the fourth quarter for a 75-yard pick-six.
Wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff finished with four receptions for 79 yards and was named Super Bowl MVP. The Raiders defeated the Vikings 32-14 to win their first Super Bowl.