On This Date In Raiders History: Daryle Lamonica’s Four TD Passes Defeats Broncos

John Madden and Daryle Lamonica

On This Date In Raiders History:

October 11, 1970

Coming into their Week 4 matchup, the Oakland Raiders were looking for their first win of the season and their opponent, the Denver Broncos, were looking to remain undefeated.

The Raiders were 0-2-1 on the season and wanted a victory to right the ship.

Quarterback Daryle Lamonica made sure of that with 364 yards and four touchdown passes. Overall, the Raiders amassed 522 yards of total offense and won the game, 35-23.

Lamonica’s favorite receiver of the day was wide receiver Warren Wells who had seven catches for 198 yards and three touchdowns. The quarterback’s fourth touchdown went to tight end Raymond Chester.

The Raiders added 374 yards on the ground led by Hewritt Dixon and Charlie Smith, who also had a rushing touchdown.

That season, the Raiders would end up 8-4-2 and advance to the AFC Championship where they lost to the Baltimore Colts.