The Raiders release Schaub after one year with the team. Schaub threw ten passes for the Raiders, and two of those were intercepted. By the end of the season, he was the holder on kicks. By releasing Schaub, whom they paid $8 million last season, they save themselves $5.5 million in salary-cap room.
Hudson signs five-year, $44.5 million contract with the Raiders. The deal makes Hudson the NFL’s highest-paid center.
The Buccaneers’ defense intercepts five passes, three of which are returned for touchdowns, and record five sacks as Tampa Bay scores 34 unanswered points en route to its first Super Bowl victory.
Jim Plunkett passes for three touchdowns, including an 80-yard strike to Kenny King, as the Raiders become the first wild-card team to win the Super Bowl.
The Raiders win their first NFL championship before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event. Running back Clarence Davis’s 137 rushing yards help the Raiders gain 429 yards – a new record.