Oakland Raiders vs. the Denver Broncos: A History Lesson

Raider Card AddictSenior Writer ISeptember 6, 2008

Oh, for those of you that hated history in school...this will help you take a nap.

If you're a Broncos fan, you'll probably say something about the last five years, the last team to win a Super Bowl, yadda yadda....

This is the history of the two teams, the Raiders and the Broncos.

Ahem.

First things first, the overall record between these two clubs, is 54-39-2, with the Raiders holding the lead.

Next, is head-to-head in the playoffs.

These two clubs have faced off only twice, with both teams winning once:

1977 Denver wins the conference Championship 20-17

1993 L.A. Raiders knock out the Denver Broncos, 42-24.

Biggest margin of victory?

Denver won in 1962, 44-7, in a game featuring two INTs returned for touchdowns by the Broncos. Cotton Davidson was the QB in question.

Oakland won in 1967, a 51-0 win, in which six different Raiders scored TDs, and a total of two by Hewritt Dixon, who had played earlier for the same broncos.

Last 10 games?

Denver has won eight of the last 10 games; however, while 10 is a good round number, going to 12, Oakland has four of 12...a little more respectable...but the media...fill in the blank.

Longest streak of defeats? Denver owns this record, losing 14-straight games, and an extra three, if you count a tie on Nov. 29, 1964. 14-straight games, or seven-straight years of failures.

All said and told...this is a rivalry that goes back to the glory days of the AFL...and continues to this day.

Good luck to the Oakland Raiders...from one fan who's been through it for 34 years.