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Raiders Top 10 Holiday Season Games

With the Raiders taking on the Chargers on Christmas Eve and the 2015 holiday season in full swing, we take a look at the Raiders top games played during the holidays.

1. 12/31/1967 -The Raiders met the Houston Oilers in the AFL Championship Game, and Daryle Lamonica and the Silver and Black sprinted past Wally Lemm's squad 40-7 to advance to Super Bowl II.

2. 12/26/1976 -John Madden and the Raiders hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in the AFC Championship Game on the day after Christmas in 1976. Oakland was victorious 24-7, and the win propelled them to Super Bowl XI in Pasadena.

3. 12/24/1977 - The Raiders found themselves in the playoffs again the following year, and on Christmas Eve a 10-yard touchdown pass from Ken Stabler to Dave Casper gave the Raiders a 37-31 overtime win against the Baltimore Colts to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

4. 01/01/1984 -Marcus Allen ran for 121 yards and two TDs as the then Los Angeles Raiders beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-10 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to advance to the AFC Championship Game.

5. 11/28/1963 -The Raiders spent their Thanksgiving with the Broncos in 1963, and the Silver and Black had a lot to be thankful for after topping Denver 26-10 at Bears Stadium in Denver (later known as Mile High Stadium).
6. 11/23/1967 -John Rauch's Raiders headed to Kansas City for Thanksgiving in 1967, and behind a 281-yard passing performance from Daryle Lamonica, Oakland defeated the Chiefs 44-22.


  1. 11/28/1968 -** A George Blanda field goal gave the Raiders an early 6-3 lead over the Bills on Thanksgiving Day, and the team didn't look back, holding off Buffalo 13-10 at the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum.

8. 12/26/1992 -Veteran QB Vince Evans threw for 214 yards and two scores as the Raiders traveled east to RFK Stadium and defeated the Redskins 21-20 on the day after Christmas.

9. 11/26/2000 -The Raiders hosted the Falcons on Thanksgiving Weekend in 2000, and after falling behind early, scored 35 unanswered points to cruise past Atlanta 41-14 at Network Associates Coliseum.

10. 12/24/2011 -At the end of regulation on Christmas Eve 2011 the Raiders and Chiefs were tied at 13, but a 53-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey set up a 36-yard Sebastian Janikowski field goal that allowed Oakland to edge Kansas City 16-13 in overtime.

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