2001 Oakland Raiders season

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2001 Oakland Raiders season
OwnerAl Davis
Head coachJon Gruden
General managerAl Davis
Home fieldNetwork Associates Coliseum
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st AFC West
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (vs. Jets) 38–24
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Patriots) 13–16 (OT)
Pro BowlersRich Gannon, QB
Tim Brown, WR
Lincoln Kennedy, OT
Charles Woodson, CB
Shane Lechler, P

The 2001 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 32nd season in the National Football League, the 42nd overall, their sixth season since their move back to Oakland, and the fourth year under head coach Jon Gruden, the last of his first stint as the team's head coach.

In the offseason, the Raiders acquired wide receiver Jerry Rice through free agency. Rice excelled with his new team, catching 83 passes for 1,139 yards and 9 touchdowns. The Raiders finished the season 10–6, finishing in first place in the AFC West for the second consecutive year. The Raiders qualified for the postseason, blowing out the New York Jets in the Wild Card round. In the Divisional round, the Raiders lost to the eventual Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots in a controversial finish. With a minute and 43 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the Raiders leading 13–10, cornerback Charles Woodson appeared to force a fumble of Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady that was recovered by the Raiders. The play was reviewed by instant replay and the fumble was ruled an incomplete pass. The Patriots tied the game in the ensuing drive and then won in overtime. The game became known as the Tuck Rule Game.

It would be Jon Gruden's final season as head coach in his first stint with the Raiders. After the season he was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for Tampa Bay's first-round draft picks in 2002 and 2003, their second-round draft picks in 2004 and 2005, and $8 million in cash. The Raiders faced Gruden and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl the next year, and lost 21–48. Gruden would return to the Raiders as head coach 16 years later in 2018.

Offseason

NFL Draft

2001 Oakland Raiders Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 28 Derrick Gibson SS Florida State
2 59 Marques Tuiasosopo QB Washington
3 89 DeLawrence Grant LB Oregon State
5 158 Ray Perryman SS Northern Arizona
5 168 Chris Cooper DT Nebraska–Omaha
7 228 Derek Combs CB Ohio State
7 229 Ken-Yon Rambo WR Ohio State

Staff

2001 Oakland Raiders Coaching Staff

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

Final roster

2001 Oakland Raiders final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–24 CBS 1:00et 78,844
2 September 23, 2001 at Miami Dolphins L 15–18 CBS 1:00et 73,404
3 September 30, 2001 Seattle Seahawks W 38–14 CBS 4:15et 54,629
4 October 7, 2001 Dallas Cowboys W 28–21 FOX 4:15et 61,535
5 October 14, 2001 at Indianapolis Colts W 23–18 ESPN 8:30et 56,972
6 Bye
7 October 28, 2001 at Philadelphia Eagles W 20–10 CBS 4:15et 65,342
8 November 5, 2001 Denver Broncos W 38–28 ABC 9:00et 62,637
9 November 11, 2001 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–34 ESPN 8:30et 67,231
10 November 18, 2001 San Diego Chargers W 34–24 CBS 4:05et 61,960
11 November 25, 2001 at New York Giants W 28–10 CBS 4:15et 78,756
12 December 2, 2001 Arizona Cardinals L 31–34 FOX 4:15et 46,601
13 December 9, 2001 Kansas City Chiefs W 28–26 CBS 4:15et 60,784
14 December 15, 2001 at San Diego Chargers W 13–6 CBS 5:00et 67,349
15 December 22, 2001 Tennessee Titans L 10–13 ABC 9:00et 61,934
16 December 30, 2001 at Denver Broncos L 17–23 CBS 4:15et 75,582
17 January 6, 2002 New York Jets L 22–24 CBS 4:15et 62,011

Standings

AFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Oakland Raiders 10 6 0 .625 399 327 L3
Seattle Seahawks 9 7 0 .563 301 324 W2
Denver Broncos 8 8 0 .500 340 339 L1
Kansas City Chiefs 6 10 0 .375 320 344 L1
San Diego Chargers 5 11 0 .313 332 321 L9

Playoffs

AFC Wild Card Playoff

Oakland Raiders 38, New York Jets 24
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 3 71424
Raiders 6 10 02238

at Network Associates Coliseum, Oakland, California

AFC Divisional Playoff

New England Patriots 16, Oakland Raiders 13 (OT)
1 2 34OTTotal
Raiders 0 7 60013
Patriots 0 0 310316

at Foxboro Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Date: January 19, 2002
  • Game time: 8:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 19 °F (−7 °C), heavy snow
  • Game attendance: 60,292
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator), and Armen Keteyian (sideline reporter)

References

Raiders on Pro Football Reference