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Silver Minings: Where do the Raiders rank in all-time NFL teams?

It’s too low

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Super Bowl XI - Oakland Raiders v Minnesota Vikings
Raiders win their first Super Bow, in 1977

This subject will be argued until the end of time.

Which is the best NFL franchise of all time? We all know how folks in this community feel about that question. But not everyone does.

The folks at Sidelines.com recently conducted a survey of more than 70,000 people, asking them what team is the best ever NFL franchise. Now, for clarity sake, this isn’t about any one season. They’re not looking for the best all-time single season NFL team (the 1976 Oakland Raiders. anyone?). Instead, they’re looking for the best franchise over the years.

In this survey, the Raiders finished 13th. That’s way too low in my opinion. This team has a rich history and has won three Super Bowl championships. Only six franchises have more rings and two other teams are tied with three.

So, 13th is way low. In this poll, the New England Patriots are ranked No. 1. They are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers (ranked No. 2) for the most Super Bowl wins ever with six.

What should Raiders’ fans think of this ranking? Get pissed and use it as motivated to win it all again this year.

In other Raiders’ news:

  • Slipping away: The Football Outsiders are giving the Raiders a 24.7 percent of making the playoffs after their 0-2 start.
  • Tough stat: According to the Associated Press, Hunter Renfrow became the second player in NFL history with at least two fumbles in one overtime period.
  • Response is key: The Athletic looks at how the Raiders will respond from their crushing Week 2 loss to the Cardinals.