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The Oakland Raiders are a football team in the NFL. This page will have all of the information about the Raiders. There will also be updates each week during their season that records the performance.
In 1959, an unamed AFL expansion team from Minneapolis accepted an offer to join the National Football League in 1961. This meant that the AFL had to hurry up and find a replacement. At the time, the city of Oakland seemed unlikely to be picked. The city hadn't asked for a team. There were no football teams in Oakland at the time. AFL owners only selected Oakland because Barron Hilton, the owner of the Los Angeles Chargers threatened to forefit his team unless another team was established on the West Coast.