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Countdown to kickoff: 75 is Brandon Parker and a legendary Raiders Super Bowl moment

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Catching up to our countdown with 75 days remaining until the Raiders 2018 season opener on Monday Night against the Rams. We took a little break from the countdown for a few days, so let’s see what we missed.

79 is offensive lineman Denver Kirkland who showed some promise as an undrafted rookie in 2016 but spent all last season on injured reserve. It’s also Marcus Allen’s franchise record rushing TD mark.

78 is nose tackle Justin Ellis. The former 4th round pick was re-signed to a 3-year deal this offseason.

77 is rookie tackle Kolton Miller who is seen as the future at left tackle when 35-year-old Donald Penn’s time in Oakland is over.

76 is reserve center Jon Feliciano who is entering the final year of his rookie contract.

75 is rookie tackle Brandon Parker. The third round pick may have to ride the bench this season while he develops as the Raiders hopeful future at right tackle. Right now the small school standout (North Carolina A&T) looks the part, but hasn’t faced much in the way of top tier competition.

That number is a legendary one for the Raiders. It belonged to one Howie Long, who helped lead the Raiders to their third Super Bowl win and went on to a Hall of Fame career as well as one of the best studio analysts ever.

Another 75 was the lynchpin in the Raiders first ever Super Bowl win. That was how far Willie Brown ran with Fran Tarkenton’s pass to paydirt. It slammed the door on the Raiders’ dominant 32-14 win in Super Bowl XI. That pick six is iconic in Raider lore. ‘Ole Man Willie’ running 75 yards at the age of 37 and into history.

Despite our memory of the play, it didn’t happen in slow motion. The play was ranked as the 27th best play in NFL history and 5th in Raiders history.