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There are so many opinions and so many ways to aggregate the data to describe the history of the Oakland Raiders. This articleáfocuses on the point-differential per season. It measures the amount of points the Raiders allowed their opponents to gather during each season. Several observations can be made: 1. In 1969, the Oakland Raiders outscored their opponents by 235 points. 2. In 1968, there was another all-time high of plus 220 points. In other words, in those days the Raiders scored much more than their opponents. 3. John Madden had a 10 year record as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, and for each of those years, the cumulative score was positive, indicating the Oakland Raiders outscored the opponent for 10 consecutiveáyears during that historical era. The accomplishm ...

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