AFC WEST Scoreboard (1963 to Present)
Being a Raider fan has been especially difficult the past 6 seasons. What really gets under my nerves are the fans from our divisional rivals who talk trash but don't have the numbers to back up their unfounded rubbish.
Most of this gibberish tends to center around putting down owner Al Davis. Al Davis joined the Raiders in 1963 as Head Coach and General Manager. The numbers below paint the accomplishments of each respective divisional team throughout this period of time. By any objective standard for measuring and comparing these franchises, the Raiders have clearly been the team which has been the most successful. Using the 7 categories below, the Raiders outrank the Chiefs and Chargers across the board. The Raiders outrank the Broncos in 5 of 7 categories.
Here is the true AFC West scoreboard from 1963 to the present:
|Playoff Appearances (seasons)|
|Playoff Wins (games)|
|AFC Championship Appearances|
|AFC Championship Titles|
|Super Bowl Appearances|
|Super Bowl Championships|
Taking it 1 step further, here are additional facts for divisional rival foes to calibrate the next time they open their pie holes:
San Diego: Prior to the 2007 season, the Chargers last playoff victory came in 1994. The trophy case remains void of a single Lombardi Trophy.
Kansas City: The Chiefs only Super Bowl victory was 40 years ago and last playoff win was in 1993. 16 years have gone by without a single playoff victory and you want to harp on the Raiders recent 6 season swoon?
Denver: Since Elway hung up his cleats after the 1998 season, the Broncos have won 1 divisional title and 1 playoff game.
Oakland: To put the above facts in perspective, the Raiders have won 4 playoff games, 3 divisional titles and appeared in the Super Bowl within the last 9 years.