Most Penalized Teams Of All Time:
2011 Raiders- 163
1998 Chiefs- 158
1994 Raiders- 156
1996 Raiders- 156
1989 Oilers- 149
2017 Seahawks- 148
2010 Raiders- 148
1993 Raiders- 148
2016 Raiders- 147
2005 Raiders- 147
Not a single “bad boys” Raiders team from the 70s on that list. (Granted, they played fewer games back then)
so this is just a list proving how crappy the raiders have been for 4 decades minus the 5 years with Gannon.
Joking aside it shows a clear systemic bias against the Raiders that has perpetuated throughout the league for decades.
It's not just the single season records for penalties, it's how many times are they in the top 3 or top 5 for 20-30 years. The team has had 14 coaches since 1993, are we supposed to believe that every single one of them was terrible at managing penalties? Yet no other team appears even twice on the list?
There was a great article a few years back that went into great detail, supported by solid statistics that showed a clear bias against the Raiders by the refs. It's not an illusion, it's not a pity party, it's a statistical fact, every week the Raiders play against their opponent and the refs.
I blame Tom Brady.