NFL Films kicked off a 32 day countdown to the upcoming NFL draft highlighting the Oakland Raiders 1976 Super Bowl win against the Minnesota Vikings. Via NFL Films’ official Twitter account they sent out the legendary highlights one of the most important moments in Raiders history.
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) March 26, 2017
This was truly the “Golden Age” of the Raiders with a team that had a plethora of future legends such as Fred Biletnikoff, Gene Upshaw, Ted Hendricks, and of course the coaching legend himself, John Madden.
In this game the team was led by Biletnikoff’s efforts as he caught four passes from quarterback Ken Stabler for 79 yards and running back Clarence Davis rushed for 137 yards on 16 carries.
Defensively, future Hall of Famer Willie Brown had one of his greatest games individually as he set records that games; most interception yards in a game with 75 yards and longest interception return with the identical number mentioned.
Being the sole Super Bowl victory on Madden’s resume and the moment that team finally “got over the hump” in the AFC, it will remain a moment that will undoubtedly live on in the Silver and Black’s lore.