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1961 Oakland Raiders season

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1961 Oakland Raiders season

1961 Oakland Raiders season
Head coach Marty Feldman
Home field Candlestick Park
Record 2–12–0
Division place 4th AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1960      1962 >

The 1961 Oakland Raiders season was the team's second in the American Football League.

The Raiders tried to improve on their 6–8 record from 1960. The team was based out of Oakland, but they played their home games at San Francisco's Candlestick Park. Oakland finished last in the AFL West with a 2–12 record.

The Raiders set an AFL record in 1961, posting a point differential of negative-221.[1] The Raiders surrendered 36 rushing touchdowns, a pro football record.

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1961 at Houston Oilers L 55–0
2 September 17, 1961 at San Diego Chargers L 44–0
3 September 24, 1961 Dallas Texans L 42–35
4 October 1, 1961 Denver Broncos W 33–19
5 October 15, 1961 at Denver Broncos L 27–24
6 October 22, 1961 San Diego Chargers L 41–10
7 October 29, 1961 New York Titans L 14–6
8 November 5, 1961 at Buffalo Bills W 31–22
9 November 11, 1961 at New York Titans L 23–12
10 November 17, 1961 at Boston Patriots L 20–17
11 November 26, 1961 at Dallas Texans L 43–11
12 December 3, 1961 Buffalo Bills L 26–21
13 December 9, 1961 Boston Patriots L 35–21
14 December 17, 1961 Houston Oilers L 47–16


1961 Oakland Raiders roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists
  • Vacant

Unrestricted FAs

  • Vacant

Restricted FAs

  • Vacant

Exclusive-Rights FAs

  • Vacant



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