The Raiders franchise has won three Super Bowl titles, and here are the five best performances in their history of the big game.
The Raiders organization has a storied history in the NFL, and the legend lives on through many of the Super Bowls. In the Raiders three Super Bowl wins, fans were treated to a dominating display of defense, and a powerful offensive attack that neutralized their opponents, often causing fits of panic as games quickly slipped out of their reach.
The Raiders have traditionally been on both sides of outstanding, eye-catching, mind-boggling performances, here we take a look at the five best Super Bowl performances in Raiders history.
Rod Martin’s 3 Interceptions in SB XV
On January 25, 1981, the Oakland Raiders ventured into the Superdome in New Orleans to face the Philadelphia Eagles, a team in which the Raiders had lost to the Eagles 10-7 in Week 12 of the regular season. That loss send their record to 8-4 on the season, but they were far from out of it.
After that loss, the Raiders rallied to put together a 3-1 run, earning a Wild Card berth in the playoffs, in which they battled through to reach the big dance. The Raiders, who were still reeling from the loss during the season and the underdog label, attacked the Eagles offense. Early in the first quarter, Rod martin intercepted Ron Jaworski‘s pass and returned it to the Eagles’ 30-yard line which set up a touchdown pass from Jim Plunkett to Cliff Branch.
Late in the third quarter, as the Eagles were trying to climb back into the game, this time facing a 24-3 deficit, Jaworski threw another interception into the waiting hands of Rod Martin setting up an Oakland field goal. In a last-ditch effort, as the Eagles finally reached the end zone to cut the lead to 27-10, Philadelphia received the ball after a Raiders punt.
Jaworski attempted to take another strike, but Martin had other plans and intercepted the ball for a Super Bowl record three interceptions, a record that still stands to this day.