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The Oakland Raiders are one of only two teams to win a Super Bowl in two different cities (Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts), and in 2020 they could be the first team ever to win championships in three cities when they begin their play in Las Vegas.
In Oakland, the Raiders were able to win titles in 1977 and 1981.
The team then bolted for Los Angeles in 1982, and just one year after their move the Raiders were able to lift the Lombardi after Super Bowl XVIII with a resounding 38-9 victory over theWashington Redskins. The win included Marcus Allen’s famous 74-yard touchdown run.
The run in Los Angeles did not last for very long, however, as the stadium that was promised to owner Al Davis was never built in L.A., forcing Davis back to the Bay Area in 1995.
The Colts, led by quarterback Johnny Unitas, won their first Super Bowl in 1970 with a win over the Dallas Cowboys.
After several seasons of poor fan attendance and disappointing outcomes, the Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984. There, the team won another title in 2006 underneath the leadership of quarterback Peyton Manning.
The Raiders are currently expected to play at least the next two seasons in the Bay Area, leaving fans to hope for another championship in Oakland prior to any records being set elsewhere.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.