Once upon a time, the Raiders had one of the most feared defenses in the NFL.

In the days when George Atkinson and Jack Tatum roamed the defensive backfield, the Steelers dubbed the Raiders a "criminal element" because of the "malicious intent" of many of their hits.

The Raiders even embraced their "criminal element." As Tatum once said, "I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.&r...

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