Raider Classics , Raiders Beat the New York Giants Enroute to Super Bowl 18 

This is the 40th anniversary of the Raiders last Super Bowl win so I have to discuss some of the games that lead them to this victory. Late in the season in 1983 Raiders who were on a roll would play a struggling NY Giants team that would win only 3 games in 1983. It was Bill Parcells first year as coach and he himself admitted years later he was almost fired after that season. 

The game had a strange start with Jim Plunkett fumbling a snap and being touched down by the Giants for a safety. 

The Raiders then put a drive together that ended in a 13 yard TD pass to backup TE Don Hasselbeck (who yes is related to Matt Hasselbeck).  The Raiders would score two FGs more and the Half ended in a strange score of 13-5. 

The Raiders opened the second half with a 36 yard TD Bomb to speedster WR Malcolm Barnwell who would end the day with 5 Catches for 83 yards and a TD and Cliff Branch adding 5 catches for 82 yards. 

Marcus Allen would finish off the game with a TD run making the score 27-5 as the three headed monster of Allen, Kenny King and Frank Hawkins would finish with 125 yards rushing. 

The Giants Mark Brunner threw for over 300 yards but was picked 3 times. Including the first interception by Mike Haynes in a Raiders jersey. The Giants would get a garbage time TD late and the game finished 27-12 an easy win for the Raiders on the way to winning Super Bowl 18!! 

Below is the condensed  game.