How Many Super Bowls Have The Raiders Won?

How Many Super Bowls Have The Raiders Won

Each year, the National Football League (NFL) hosts its annual Super Bowl to determine its league winner. The game has taken place every year since 1967, and over the years, there have been plenty of successful teams who have won the game. One of those teams is the Las Vegas Raiders, having taken home the Lombardi trophy three times throughout their history. The remainder of this piece will discuss those three championships in detail, as well as their Super Bowl defeats.

Super Bowl II

In 1968, the Raiders appeared in the second-ever Super Bowl. This early in Super Bowl history, it was technically between two leagues prior to their merger, the American Football League (AFL) and the NFL. The Raiders were AFL champions, and they took on the defending champion Green Bay Packers from the NFL. Coming from the superior league, the Packers easily won the game by a score of 33-14. Packers quarterback Bart Starr was named the game’s MVP for the second straight year after throwing for 202 yards and one touchdown while completing 13 of 24 passes.

Super Bowl XI

In 1977, the Raiders (then playing in Oakland, California) made their second appearance in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl that year took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. After winning the American Football Conference (AFC), the Raiders made it to the big game and took on the National Football Conference (NFC) champion Minnesota Vikings. After a scoreless first quarter, the Raiders scored sixteen unanswered points in the second quarter and ended up winning their first Super Bowl by a score of 32-14. Wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff went on to win the game’s MVP award after catching four passes for 79 yards.

Super Bowl XV

Four years after their first Super Bowl title, the Raiders would win their second Super Bowl title. This time, the Big Game took place at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. It featured the AFC champion Raiders playing the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC. The Raiders would jump out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and once again take an easy victory by a score of 27-10. Oakland quarterback Jim Plunket won the game’s MVP award after completing 13 of 21 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns.

Super Bowl XVIII

At the 1984 Super Bowl in Tampa, Florida, the now Los Angeles Raiders would win their third and most recent Super Bowl championship. Their opponent this year was the Washington Redskins of the NFC. In a similar fashion to their previous two victories, the Raiders were in complete control throughout. They took a 21-3 lead into halftime and ended up winning 38-9. Los Angeles running back Marcus Allen was named the game’s MVP after recording 191 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and two receptions for eighteen yards.

Super Bowl XXXVII

The Raiders, who were back in Oakland at this time, made their most recent appearance in the Super Bowl in 2003. After winning the AFC, they took on the NFC champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay took a 20-3 lead into halftime, and it only got worse for the Raiders from there, as they ended up losing 48-21. Buccaneers’ safety Dexter Jackson became only the second safety to win Super Bowl MVP after he had two interceptions and returned them for a combined 34 yards.


When was the last time the Raiders won the Super Bowl?

The last time the Raiders won the Super Bowl was in 1984. At Super Bowl XVIII, they dominated the Washington Redskins by a score of 38-9. Raiders running back Marcus Allen won the game’s MVP after rushing for 191 yards and three touchdowns on twenty carries. The Raiders have since appeared in one more recent Super Bowl (in 2003), but they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 48-21.