Raiders rewind: The night Bo Jackson destroyed Bosworth, Seahawks

Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson takes a breath on the bench after a 91-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Nov. 30, 1987. Jackson had 122 yards in the first half of the game.  (AP Photo/Robert Kaiser)

Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson takes a breath on the bench after a 91-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of the game against the Seahawks in Seattle, Nov. 30, 1987. Jackson had 122 yards in the first half of the game. (AP Photo/Robert Kaiser)

It was 29 years ago tonight when Raiders rookie running back Bo Jackson introduced himself to the nation on Monday Night Football.

Jackson’s iconic 91-yard touchdown run into the Kingdome tunnel and his flattening of Seahawks linebacker Brian “The Boz” Bosworth on another TD run helped build the legend of Bo. Jackson not only finished with 221 yards rushing and three touchdowns, he essentially helped finish Bosworth’s career in the process.

Which Jackson touchdown 29 years ago is most memorable for you?

Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson (34) runs over Seattle Kenny Easley (45) for a 12 yard gain in the second quarter of Monday Dec. 1, 1987 NFL game in Seattle.  Jackson ran for 221 yards including a 91 yard touchdown run. Los Angeles won 37-14.(AP Photo/Barry Sweet)

Los Angeles Raiders Bo Jackson (34) runs over Seattle Kenny Easley (45) for a 12 yard gain in the second quarter of Monday Dec. 1, 1987 NFL game in Seattle. Jackson ran for 221 yards including a 91 yard touchdown run. Los Angeles won 37-14.(AP Photo/Barry Sweet)


Jon Becker

  • Fugazi

    Like a used rubber.. newspaper band

  • Dan78
  • R8der4evr St Homer

    Bo was the greatest ever
    Just like the new website
    Here is a sample of the greatness BOYS

    Thanksgiving. Now let’s get back to work and Back In Black…

    On Monday night Amari Cooper and Derek Carr (affectionately nicknamed: AC/DC) made the game winning score for the Raiders in their win over the Houston Texans. In their honor I’ve been bumping the AC/DC they’re named after more than usual this week. With that in mind I will guide you through the upcoming slate of games with suggestions of who to root for backed up by lyrics from the song, “Back In Black” by AC/DC.

    Titans (5-6) over Bears (2-8)

    “Let loose from the noose”

    The Raiders were generous enough to supply the AFC South leading Texans with a loss last week. If the Titans want a chance at the playoffs they’ll have take care of business against a terrible Bears team. The Raiders have a comfortable lead over the Titans so we can safely root for them to win and boost Oakland’s tiebreaker prowess.

    Jaguars (2-8) over Bills (5-5)

    “I got nine lives, cat’s eyes”

    Fun fact: The Jacksonville Jaguars have the same number of wins as cats typically have eyes. In this matchup I suggest rooting for the Jaguars over the Bills purely for disaster insurance. The Raiders have already defeated Jacksonville who are on their ninth life in the playoff race. Should disaster strike for the Raiders, the Bills are much more likely to be able to capitalize.

    Ravens (5-5) over Bengals (3-6-1)

    “Cause I’m back on the track and I’m beatin’ the flack”

    The Raiders are back on the track and beat the Flacco week 4. The AFC North crown will go to either the Ravens or the Steelers. The Browns are mathematically out of contention and the Bengals’ are going full Schilens. There are few rivalries in the NFL that go back as far as the heated feud between the Raiders and the Steelers. Go Ravens!

    Falcons (6-4) over Cardinals (4-5-1)

    “I kept looking at the sky cause it’s gettin’ me high”

    Get it? Bird mascots. This NFC matchup is simply about boosting Oakland’s strength of schedule and reducing New England’s strength of victory.

    Giants (7-3) over Browns (0-11)

    “Back in the back of a Cadillac”

    The Browns were officially eliminated from playoff contention last week and are now just corpse in the trunk of a cadillac. Conversely the Giants have a playoff spot firmly in their grasp (sorry Jason) as long as they don’t screw it up and lose to teams they should beat. If any team is going to take the Cowboys down a notch or two, why not the team that already beat them this season?

    Saints (4-6) over Rams (4-6)

    “Forget the hearse ‘cause I’ll never die”

    Forget the hearse! Old man Brees is still slinging it at 453 years of age (estimate) and believe it or not the Saints are only a couple games back in the NFC South. The Raiders are just rooting for the strength of victory bump in this one.

    Dolphins (6-4) over 49ers (1-9)

    “So look at me now I’m just makin’ my play”

    This is a tough choice for THE Nation. Many of the local Oakland fans have a deep-seated hatred of the 49ers. They will likely have no issue with this choice. The pragmatic segment of the fanbase will take issue with giving the Dolphins another win when they only trail the Raiders by two games. It’s risky, but let me make my play. If the Dolphins win this week, they will jump the loser of the game between Kansas City and Denver for the 6th seed in the playoffs. There is still a long way to go in the season, so it’s understandable if you don’t feel comfortable rooting for the 6-4 Dolphins in week 12. Imagining the Broncos or Chiefs on the outside looking in is too good to pass up for some of us.

    Chargers (4-6) over Texans (6-4)

    “Don’t try to push your luck, just get out of my way”

    One game I’m telling you to root aggressively and with confidence. The next I’m telling you to root for a division rival over a team that just lost to the Raiders and are two games back before counting the obvious tiebreaker. What gives? After the excuses being spewed for Houston’s loss to Oakland I want them to win the AFC South so the Raiders can smack the whines right out of their mouths in the playoffs. Don’t push your luck, Houston! They can win their weak division later in the season. This week they need to taste defeat one more time.

    Buccaneers (5-5) over Seahawks (7-2-1)

    “That’s kept me hanging about”

    The Raiders are hoping to make this whole “being good” thing a yearly tradition. The Seahawks have been hanging about in Super Bowl contention largely on the back of their young QB for the last several years. The Raiders wish to do the same with their youthful gunslinger. As for this game; we root for the NFC South. If you haven’t figured that out by now you’re still sleeping at the combine.

    Jets (3-7) over Patriots (8-2)

    “Number one with a bullet I’m a power pack”

    A Raiders win and a Patriots loss would make Oakland number one with a bullet in the AFC. No tinkering with tiebreakers. This is an obvious choice.

    Broncos (7-3) over Chiefs (7-3)

    “They’ve got to catch me if they want to hang”

    The loser of this game will take a huge hit in the race for the AFC West crown and coupled with a Dolphins win will be pushed out of the current playoff picture. In TRF’s Playoff Pontificator from earlier in the week, this was a key matchup for the Raiders to watch. A Denver win increases Oakland’s chances to win the division and make the playoffs in general whereas a Kansas City win does the opposite. Neither team winning is a deathblow to the Raiders. No matter the result of this game the upcoming matchups with these division rivals are the two biggest and toughest games on the schedule for the Raiders. We root for Denver here because they lost to Oakland and Kansas City didn’t. Go Giant Meteor!

    Eagles (5-5) over Packers (4-6)

    “I’ve been too long, I’m glad to be back”

    This game doesn’t mean much of anything to the Raiders chances. The Eagles winning could end up slightly helping the Ravens tiebreak their way past the Steelers for the AFC North title. That’s good enough for me. The Raiders have been too long, I’m glad they’re back!

    And of course, GO RAIDERS!

  • R8der4evr St Homer

    Excellence Like The Warriors?

  • Arkraider

    So now you are going to post more articles? To late we be gone now! Suck it losers!

  • R8der4evr St Homer

    Hey RiffDork
    You miss Me?

  • Arkraider

    No hits= no money! You guys messed up big time!

  • TimberRaiders

    Lol you guys are taking it hard on Becker. he is trying, they pooped up.

  • PlunkforHOF

    We the fans are the ones who got modded to death, banned and abandoned. They don’t care a weak squirt about us. They want hits.

  • timetowin

    Jon – thanks for all the work you’ve done on the blog all these years. Very much appreciate it. Unfortunately Durkin & Cronin showed up and just tossed out the best part. Most of us old-timers have moved on

  • diff

    Some are still here. Keep up the good work

  • PlunkforHOF

    I count about 5 die hards

  • Arkraider

    And what good work would that be? Shutting down the blog and sending us away?

  • timetowin

    Kenny says hi btw

  • DevilR8er

    This blog is flatlining, pillaging just for fun blog is where its at.

  • Arkraider

    I call serious bullshit on this!

  • Arkraider

    Face it- you screwed up- we’ve gone and taken our hits with us

  • Die Haters

    This blog has been around for a hell of a long time….and will be around for a long time to come hopefully

  • Die Haters

    I will come back if someone actually takes the blog back over and runs it right

  • Guest123

    What’s with the whimpy 49ers banner up top? They still have fans?

  • Die Haters


  • Guest123

    Kenny said to say “hi” to y’all since you never answered his email


  • Die Haters

    Not getting ready for work lol. Dang you work nights?

  • Guest123

    Trolling just 4 fun

  • Die Haters

    You troll you…

  • DevilR8er

    This blog is DEAD!

  • r8dercain

    Dude were done here..you guys killed the site

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Man, those shoulder pads on RBs were huge compared to today’s.

  • r8dercain


  • Guest123

    Guess the multi-social platform thing with links to other people’s articles and daily video pods of Durkin with sleepy Jerry was maybe a not so good idea.

  • Thec

    If you want to blog with the true raiders, get your azz over to the pill…

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “


  • Die Haters

    That sucks. Used to go to work at 2am and work 12 plus hour days, that was no fun either!

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Keep those posts coming Jon Becker.. Fans will still read them and comment on them.. But on this blog not that other BS

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Bo knows


    Its weird how Marcus runs to celebrate with Bo. Or I should say: Its great…??


    Blogs lives matter!!


    Heeeelllll yeah!!


    You dont go to Kenny’s blog??

  • idahoraiderfan33

    What up bro..
    Yeah dude I roll by his spot.. I just don’t trip over one blog or the other.. It’s all good to me dude..

  • r8eray

    Good morning Nation!

  • Die Haters

    Good morning

  • Rik/The/”Entertainer “

    Ahoy Maties

  • Die Haters

    Morning Rik

  • that ones only for the “locals”.

  • Morning Raider brethren.

  • RAY NJ

    Anyone here?

  • me

  • RAY NJ

    Whew! Crazy over there, huh?

  • diff

    Good morning.