On This Date In Raiders History: Raiders Defeat Browns for 17th Consecutive Victory

On This Date In Raiders History:

October 9, 1977

The Oakland Raiders came into their Week 4 matchup with the Cleveland Browns riding a 16-game win streak that dated back to the 1976 season.

The John Madden-led Raiders ended the 1976 season on a 13-game win streak that led them to a Super Bowl championship. They began the 1977 season with three more victories.

The game was fairly one-sided as the Raiders led 26-3 in the fourth quarter before the Browns would score a touchdown to make the final score 26-10.

Raiders running back Mark van Eeghen led the offense with 25 carries for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Kicker Errol Mann added four field goals to give the Raiders the rest of their points.

The victory gave them the second-highest winning streak in NFL history and left them one game away from tying that record.

However, the Raiders would lose to the division rival Denver Broncos in the next week ending their run of victories.