1982 Los Angeles Raiders season

1982 Los Angeles Raiders season
Owner Al Davis
Head coach Tom Flores
General manager Al Davis
Home field Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Local radio KRLA–AM 1110
Results
Record 8–1
Division place 1st AFC
Playoff finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Browns) 27–10
Lost Divisional Playoffs (vs. Jets) 14–17

The 1982 Los Angeles Raiders season was the team's 23rd season, 13th season in the National Football League, and first of thirteen seasons in Los Angeles.[1]

In May 1982, a verdict was handed down against the NFL in the lawsuit brought by the Raiders and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1980. The jury ruled that the NFL violated antitrust laws when it declined to approve the proposed move by the team from Oakland to Los Angeles. The Raiders promptly moved to Los Angeles although for the 1982 season the team continued to practice in Alameda.

Despite the Raiders' disappointing 7–9 record in their previous season—their last in Oakland until 1995—the Raiders cruised to an 8–1 record in the strike-shortened 1982 season, winning all four of their home games, and clinching home-field advantage throughout the NFL's makeshift playoff tournament for 1982. However, in the second round of the playoffs, the Raiders blew a fourth-quarter lead to the 6th-seeded Jets, losing 17–14, ending the Raiders' season.

Offseason

1982 Los Angeles Raiders draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Marcus Allen *   RB USC
2 35 Jack Squirek  LB Illinois
2 37 Jim Romano  C Penn State
3 64 Vann McElroy  S Baylor
4 91 Ed Muransky  G Michigan
5 123 Ed Jackson  LB Louisiana Tech
7 177 Jeff Jackson  DE Toledo
10 263 Rich D'Amico  LB Penn State
11 289 Willie Turner  WR LSU
12 316 Randy Smith  WR Texas A&M-Commerce
      Made roster     †   Pro Football Hall of Fame     *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Roster

1982 Los Angeles Raiders roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

Season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site Attendance Game
recap
1 September 12 at San Francisco 49ers W 23–17 1–0 Candlestick Park 59,748 Recap
2 September 19 at Atlanta Falcons W 38–14 2–0 Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium 54,774 Recap
Players' strike
11 November 22 San Diego Chargers W 28–24 3–0 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 42,162 Recap
12 November 28 at Cincinnati Bengals L 17–31 3–1 Riverfront Stadium 53,330 Recap
13 December 5 Seattle Seahawks W 28–23 4–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 42,170 Recap
14 December 12 at Kansas City Chiefs W 21–16 5–1 Arrowhead Stadium 26,307 Recap
15 December 18 Los Angeles Rams W 37–31 6–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 56,646 Recap
16 December 26 Denver Broncos W 27–10 7–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 44,160 Recap
17 January 2 at San Diego Chargers W 41–34 8–1 San Diego Stadium 51,612 Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Season summary

1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 7 17 7 7 38
Falcons 7 0 7 0 14
  • Date: September 19
  • Location: Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta
  • Game start: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 54,774
  • Game weather: 76 °F; wind 7
  • Referee: Fred Silva
  • TV announcers (NBC): Dick Enberg and Len Dawson

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1 2 3 4 Total
Chargers 10 14 0 0 24
• Raiders 0 7 14 7 28
  • Date: November 22
  • Location: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles
  • Game start: 9:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 42,162
  • Game weather: 57 °F; wind 7
  • Referee: Bob McElwee
  • TV announcers (ABC): Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell, Don Meredith

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1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 7 0 16 23
• Raiders 7 21 0 0 28

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1 2 3 4 Total
• Raiders 0 7 0 14 21
Chiefs 3 3 3 7 16

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1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 0 0 10 10
• Raiders 3 24 0 0 27

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Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 5–0 5–1 260 200 W5
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 2–3 5–3 288 221 L1
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 2–1 3–5 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 2–1 3–3 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 0–6 0–6 148 226 L3
American Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Los Angeles Raiders(1) 8 1 0 .889 260 200 W5
Miami Dolphins(2) 7 2 0 .778 198 131 W3
Cincinnati Bengals(3) 7 2 0 .778 232 177 W2
Pittsburgh Steelers(4) 6 3 0 .667 204 146 W2
San Diego Chargers(5) 6 3 0 .667 288 221 L1
New York Jets(6) 6 3 0 .667 245 166 L1
New England Patriots(7) 5 4 0 .556 143 157 W1
Cleveland Browns(8) 4 5 0 .444 140 182 L1
Buffalo Bills 4 5 0 .444 150 154 L3
Seattle Seahawks 4 5 0 .444 127 147 W1
Kansas City Chiefs 3 6 0 .333 176 184 W1
Denver Broncos 2 7 0 .222 148 226 L3
Houston Oilers 1 8 0 .111 136 245 L7
Baltimore Colts 0 8 1 .056 113 236 L2

Post season

Round Date Opponent (seed) Result Venue Attendance Game
recap
First round January 8, 1983 Cleveland Browns (8) W 27–10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 56,555 Recap
Divisional January 15, 1983 New York Jets (6) L 14–17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 90,038 Recap

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References

  1. ^ The team would return to Oakland after the 1994 season
  2. ^ "1982 NFL Draft at databaseFootball.com". Archived from the original on October 15, 2007.
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jun-22.
  4. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jun-23.
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-04.
  6. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-06.
  7. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  8. ^ 1982 Los Angeles Raiders season at databaseFootball.com Archived April 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine

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