1960 Oakland Raiders season


1960 Oakland Raiders season

Oakland recorded its first-ever victory in a Week 3 rematch against the eventual league champion Oilers. J.D. Smith ran for a 3-yard score to post the Raiders to an early 7-0 lead. The Oilers tied and then overtook the Raiders on the strength of a touchdown pass and two field goals by George Blanda. In the final period, Tom Flores found tight end Gene Prebola for a 14-yard touchdown, which was enough for the win.

Week 4: at Denver Broncos

In their first game against the Boston Patriots, Oakland went into halftime with a 21-6 lead. The scoring was highlighted by an 87-yard run by Jack Larschied. Tom Flores threw a pair of touchdown passes—a 36-yard strike to Gene Prebola and a 9-yard pass to Al Hoisington. Boston got a pair of touchdown runs in the first and third quarters.

Week 7: at Buffalo Bills

Boston avenged a Week 6 loss in a high-scoring Friday night game at Nickerson Field. Oakland's Tony Teresa ran for three touchdowns, including a pair in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Tom Flores ran for an 8-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

Week 10: vs. Buffalo Bills

The Chargers continued their offensive deluge against the Raiders in Week 13, erupting for 27 points in the fourth quarter. Billy Lott ran for a touchdown in the second quarter; Charlie Hardy caught an 11-yard pass from Tom Flores in the same period.

Week 14: vs. New York Titans

The Raiders dropped their third consecutive contest, as the Titans evened the season series. Oakland took a 28-24 lead in the fourth quarter After Tom Flores found Tony Teresa for 3-yard touchdown pass, but the Titans got the margin of victory when Al Dorow connected with Dewey Bohling for a 17-yard touchdown pass.

Week 15: vs. Denver Broncos

On Saturday, December 17, 1960, the Raiders ended their inaugural campaign on a high note by easily defeating the Broncos. The two squads traded field goals in the first quarter, but Oakland entered halftime with a 17-10 lead on the strength of touchdown runs by Tom Flores and Tony Teresa. Denver's lone touchdown was a 6-yard pass from Frank Tripucka to Lionel Taylor in the second quarter. After that, Oakland scored 38 unanswered points, including 31 in the final period. Babe Parilli passed for two scores in his final game as a Raider.

ources

* [http://nflhistory.net/linescores/pdf/1960a.pdf 1960 AFL line scores]
* [http://databasefootball.com/teams/teamyear.htm?tm=OAK&lg=afl&yr=1960 1960 Oakland Raiders] at databaseFootball.com


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