The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football team based in the city of Oakland, California. They currently play in the Western Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). Legally, the club is a limited partnership operated by Al Davis, who serves as President of the team's general partner, A.D. Football, Inc.
The Raiders began play in 1960 as the eighth charter member of the American Football League after the ownership group from Minnesota withdrew from the AFL to join the NFL. The Raiders later joined the NFL themselves in 1970 as part of the AFL-NFL Merger. The team has won one AFL title and three Super Bowls.
In 1982, Davis moved the team from Oakland to Los Angeles, California and the club became known as the Los Angeles Raiders, but they moved back to Oakland in 1995 being the only sports franchise to move and then come back without making an expansion team.
With a 2-14 record in 2006, the worst in the NFL, the Raiders secured the top pick in the 2007 NFL draft to be held in April. Also, the offensive line allowed a league-high 72 sacks, and the team scored only 168 points during the season, the fewest in franchise history.