On This Date In Raiders History: Raiders Gain 539 Yards Of Total Offense, Beat Chiefs

Ken Stabler

On This Date In Oakland Raiders History:

October 3, 1977

Coming off a Super Bowl championship, the Raiders looked to continue their winning ways as they began the year 2-0 and were taking on the division rival Kansas City Chiefs.

The Raiders would remain undefeated by defeating the Chiefs, 37-28.

Quarterback Ken Stabler led the Raider offense to 539 yards of total offense that featured two 100-yard rushers. Running back Mark van Eeghen rushed 24 times for 116 yards and fellow running back Clarence Davis ran 15 times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.

Stabler threw for 297 yards and a touchdown, although he had three interceptions. His favorite target on the day was receiver Dave Casper, who finished the day with seven receptions for 101 yards.

The 539 total yards on offense ranks in the top 10 for all-time single game offensive performances in Raiders history.