On This Date In Raiders History: Raiders Drop 49 Points On The Buffalo Bills

Rich Gannon

On This Date In Oakland Raiders History:

October 6, 2002

The 3-0 Raiders were coming off a 52-25 drubbing of the Tennessee Titans and went to Buffalo looking to increase their win streak to four.

The offense had scored over 30 points in each game so far and did not slow down.

Quarterback Rich Gannon threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns while adding in a rushing touchdown. Running back Charlie Garner had 94 yards on the ground with a touchdown and another 83 yards receiving with a touchdown.

Jerry Porter set career-highs in receptions and receiving yards after catching the ball seven times for 117 yards and a touchdown. He would best those numbers in later seasons.

On defense, the Raiders had three interceptions, highlighted by Phillip Buchanon’s 81-yard return for a touchdown.

That year, Oakland would finish 11-5 and make it to the Super Bowl before losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.