20. 1976 Oakland Raiders
When talking about the best teams in Raiders history, the 1976 squad takes the cake. Oakland went 13-1 under John Madden in the regular season, and their offense was one of the best in the league.
Oakland scored the fourth most points in the NFL, totaling 350 throughout the year. They also had the second most yards in the league with 5,190. The Raiders air attack was the staple of their offense. Ken Stabler had the best season of his career, leading the Raiders to having the third most passing yards in the league and the most passing touchdowns with 33.
The Raiders defense was above average, but nothing special. In the playoffs, though, they came alive. In the AFC Championship Game against arch-rival Pittsburgh, they held the Steelers to seven points and advanced to the Super Bowl. They faced the Minnesota Vikings, where their defense took over. This was the sight of the famous “Old Man Willie” call on Willie Brown’s interception return for a touchdown that sealed the win for Oakland. It is the best season in Raiders history, and they finished it off with a Super Bowl victory. It was John Madden’s finest team ever, and that is saying something.