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Ranking every Super Bowl champion's title defense

Yardbarker Logo By Sam Robinson of Yardbarker | Slide 2 of 51: Being set for their first awkward Oakland exit, the 1981 Raiders finished 7-9 and suddenly had a quarterback controversy. Despite Jim Plunkett leading Oakland to a Super Bowl XV title, he started for the Raiders in three straight shutout losses early in the '81 season. Tom Flores (and Al Davis, essentially) benched Plunkett and went with 1980 first-round pick Marc Wilson, who never found his footing in the NFL. Plunkett regained his job and led the Los Angeles Raiders to another Super Bowl title three years later.

50. 1981 Oakland Raiders

Being set for their first awkward Oakland exit, the 1981 Raiders finished 7-9 and suddenly had a quarterback controversy. Despite Jim Plunkett leading Oakland to a Super Bowl XV title, he started for the Raiders in three straight shutout losses early in the '81 season. Tom Flores (and Al Davis, essentially) benched Plunkett and went with 1980 first-round pick Marc Wilson, who never found his footing in the NFL. Plunkett regained his job and led the Los Angeles Raiders to another Super Bowl title three years later.

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