Raiders and Steelers History
CB Nnamdi Asomugha – 2006
2018 Raiders Gameday 89
By Jerry Knaak
On opening day in 1976, the Raiders dropped the Steelers 31-
28 in Oakland. Stabler threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns.
A Fred Steinfort 21-yard field goal gave the Raiders the win. The
Raiders then hosted the Steelers in the AFC Championship game
and dominated the Steelers 24-7 en route to the franchise’s first
Super Bowl title. LB Willie Hall had a key interception and Stalber
tossed a pair of touchdown passes.
The next season, the Raiders traveled to Pittsburgh and defeated
the Steelers, 16-7, September 25, 1977. Errol Mann kicked three
field goals, and the Raiders picked off Terry Bradshaw three times.
In 1980, the Raiders won a Monday Night Football thriller
October 20 in Pittsburgh, 45-34. Jim Plunkett threw for 247 yards
and three touchdowns in this see-saw battle. The Raiders would go
on to win the Super Bowl.
In 1981, the Raiders won another nip and tuck game against the
Steelers, 30-27, December 7, in Oakland. Marc Wilson threw for 275
yards and two touchdowns, and Kenny King ran for 102 yards on just
11 carries. Ted Watts returned a punt for a touchdown for the Raiders.
The two teams met in Los Angeles for the first time on New
Year’s Day 1984 in the 1983 AFC Divisional Playoffs. The Raiders
dominated the Steelers 38-10 at the LA Coliseum as RB Marcus
Allen rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and CB
Lester Hayes returned an interception for a touchdown. The Raiders
went on to defeat the Washington Redskins in the Super Bowl.
The Steelers and Raiders met in Los Angeles for the first time in
the regular season on December 16, 1984, as the Steelers topped
the defending Super Bowl Champs, 13-7, as a Raiders fourth
quarter rally fell short. Walter Abercrombie paced the Steelers with
111 yards on the ground and Allen was held to 38 yards rushing.
The Raiders dominated the next meeting, also in LA, 20-3,
September 23, 1990. WR Mervyn Fernandez caught five passes
for 130 yards including a 66-yard touchdown strike from QB
Four years later, the Steelers traveled to LA and dropped the
Raiders 21-3, on November 27, 1994. The Steelers outgained the
Raiders 306-179 in this one.