Oakland Raiders: 5 teams that should have won the Super Bowl
By Brad Weiss
1969 Oakland Raiders
Following a 1968 season that should have landed the Raiders a Super Bowl title, the Raiders went into the 1969 campaign with a new man at the helm. The 1969 season was the first for John Madden as the head coach of the Silver and Black, and it started a run of dominance the organization has not seen since.
During the regular season, the Raiders finished with a 12-1-1 record, and would go on to blow out the Houston Oilers in the Divisional Round by the score of 56-7. That set the stage for a matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFL Championship Game, the last AFL title game before the teams merged with the NFL for the 1970 season.
The Raiders ended up losing the Chiefs by the score of 17-7 in the AFL title game, which was a bit of a shock, considering the Raiders beat the Chiefs twice in the regular season, including the finale. Daryle Lamonica tossed for over 3,300 yards during the 1969 campaign, connecting on 34 touchdowns, as Warren Wells and Fred Biletnikoff combined for 26 scores.
During their last three seasons in the AFL, the Raiders put together a 37-4-1 record, and set the stage for a dominant run in the 1970s under John Madden. This is a team that should have won it all, which would have been a fitting end to their run in the AFL.