The Raiders, in their third year in Los Angeles, reportedly brought in more money from their eight home games in 1984 than any other National Football League team in history.
A total of 560,181 tickets were sold for Raiders games at the Los Angeles Coliseum, an average of 70,021 per game. The team grossed more than $1 million for every game except one ($971,550 for the Indianapolis Colts' visit Nov. 25) and the total revenue was about $10 million, according to the Associated Press . . .
The NFL reports regular-season paid attendance of 13,397,712, a per-game average of 59,811, the second-highest figures in the league's 65 years.
The 1984 figures are exceeded only by those of 1981, in the same number of games (224). That year's crowds totaled 13,606,990, an average of 60,745. This season's total represents an increase of 120,490, or 439 per game, over the 1983 count . . .
Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins, who averaged three touchdown passes per game and became the first NFL quarterback to throw for 5,000 yards in a season, has been named Associated Press' offensive player of the year.
"He's done things that nobody else has done," said Coach Don Shula. "But what's so great about him is the way that he does it in a way that you don't even notice it while he does" . . .
Art Monk was honored as the Redskins' player of the year by the Quarterback Club at a luncheon at the Touchdown Club. Secretary of State George Shultz presented the award and told the record-breaking receiver that news of the Redskins is followed closely by Foreign Service personnel in embassies around the world.
"Let the other guys be America's Team, the Redskins are the world's team," Shultz said. He described Monk as "harder to pin down than a State Department spokesman."