|1989 Los Angeles Raiders season|
|Head coach||Mike Shanahan|
|General manager||Al Davis|
|Home field||L.A. Memorial Coliseum|
|Local radio||KLAC–AM 570|
|Division place||3rd AFC West|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
The 1989 Los Angeles Raiders season was the franchise's 30th season overall, and the franchise's 20th season in the National Football League. Art Shell replaced Mike Shanahan, and in the process became the first black head coach in the NFL since Fritz Pollard coached the Akron Pros in 1921. The team finished with an 8–8 record. In preseason against the Houston Oilers, the Raiders played their first game in Oakland since moving to Los Angeles in 1982, before eventually moving back to Oakland in 1995.
|1989 Los Angeles Raiders draft|
|6||156||Doug Lloyd||RB||North Dakota State|
|8||205||Derrick Gainer||RB||Florida A&M|
|10||262||Charles Jackson||DT||Jackson State|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
The Raiders started the season with one win and three losses. After hiring Art Shell in Week 5, the Raiders won seven of their next ten games. The Raiders suffered road losses to the Seahawks and to the Giants, to be eliminated from playoff contention.
Against the Cincinnati Bengals, Bo Jackson scored a touchdown on a 92-yard run. He became the first player ever with two runs of 90 plus yards in a career. Steve Wisniewski was the youngest player on the Raiders roster. At the age of 22, he was in the starting lineup at the Guard position. Steve Beuerlein started seven games at quarterback and his best performance was against the New York Giants in week 16. Beuerlein had 16 completions and 266 passing yards.
|1||September 10||San Diego Chargers||W 40–14||1–0||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||40,237||Recap|
|2||September 17||at Kansas City Chiefs||L 19–24||1–1||Arrowhead Stadium||71,741||Recap|
|3||September 24||at Denver Broncos||L 21–31||1–2||Mile High Stadium||75,754||Recap|
|4||October 1||Seattle Seahawks||L 20–24||1–3||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||44,319||Recap|
|5||at New York Jets||W 14–7||2–3||Giants Stadium||68,040||Recap|
|6||October 15||Kansas City Chiefs||W 20–14||3–3||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||40,453||Recap|
|7||October 22||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 7–10||3–4||Veterans Stadium||64,019||Recap|
|8||October 29||Washington Redskins||W 37–24||4–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||52,781||Recap|
|9||November 5||Cincinnati Bengals||W 28–7||5–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||51,080||Recap|
|10||November 12||at San Diego Chargers||L 12–14||5–5||Jack Murphy Stadium||59,151||Recap|
|11||November 19||at Houston Oilers||L 7–23||5–6||Astrodome||59,198||Recap|
|12||November 26||New England Patriots||W 24–21||6–6||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||38,747||Recap|
|13||December 3||Denver Broncos||W 16–13||7–6||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||87,560||Recap|
|14||December 10||Phoenix Cardinals||W 16–14||8–6||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||41,785||Recap|
|15||December 17||at Seattle Seahawks||L 17–23||8–7||Kingdome||61,076||Recap|
|16||December 24||at New York Giants||L 17–34||8–8||Giants Stadium||70,306||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|Kansas City Chiefs||8||7||1||.531||3–5||6–7–1||307||286||W1|
|Los Angeles Raiders||8||8||0||.500||3–5||6–6||315||297||L2|
|San Diego Chargers||6||10||0||.375||4–4||4–8||266||290||W2|
Awards and records
- Mike Dyal, AFC Offensive Player of Week 13 (caught 4 passes for 134 yards and 1 TD vs. Denver, caught 67 yard pass to send game into Overtime, caught 2 passes for 41 yards to set up game-winning field goal.)
- Howie Long, AFC Pro Bowl selection
- NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.286
- "1989 Los Angeles Raiders draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- "1989 Los Angeles Raiders starters and roster". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
- 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Bo Jackson, Card No. 155, Pro Set Properties
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Mar-17.
- Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Jul-27.
- 1990 NFL Pro Set trading card, Mike Dyal, Card No. 151, Pro Set Properties