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1961 Oakland Raiders

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2-12-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -6.5, Defense: -7.3, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 237 points (16.9/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 458 points (32.7/g), 8th.
 Differential of -221 points (-15.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-11.6.

Coach: Eddie Erdelatz (0-2-0) and Marty Feldman (2-10-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: Santa Cruz High School (Santa Cruz, California)

Team Info

Principal Owner F. Wayne Valley
General Manager Paul Hastings
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 237 3285 818 4.0 44 16 19 200 209 423 2051 17 28 4.4 116 350 1234 10 3.5 65
Team Defense 458 5156 923 5.6 35 12 16 280 192 409 2774 22 23 6.5 129 494 2382 36 4.8 135
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 4 3 8 5 8 6 5 8 7 7 8 7
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 8 8 8 1 3 4 7 8 8 8 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 9 boxscore L 0-1 @ Houston Oilers 0 55 7 99 34 65 5 25 482 279 203 1
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-2 @ San Diego Chargers 0 44 13 106 21 85 6 23 386 183 203
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-3 Dallas Texans 35 42 17 307 215 92 1 21 462 273 189 2
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 1-3 Denver Broncos 33 19 14 256 103 153 14 275 164 111 3
6 Sun October 15 boxscore L 1-4 @ Denver Broncos 24 27 21 388 247 141 5 14 294 212 82 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 1-5 San Diego Chargers 10 41 6 58 56 2 6 20 334 116 218 3
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 1-6 New York Titans 6 14 9 137 32 105 3 16 287 77 210 1
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 2-6 @ Buffalo Bills 31 22 16 381 256 125 1 18 365 241 124 4
9 Sat November 11 boxscore L 2-7 @ New York Titans 12 23 15 310 179 131 6 19 353 188 165 6
11 Fri November 17 boxscore L 2-8 @ Boston Patriots 17 20 15 203 164 39 2 14 225 131 94 2
11 Sun November 26 boxscore L 2-9 @ Dallas Texans 11 43 14 254 187 67 5 20 495 211 284 4
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 2-10 Buffalo Bills 21 26 20 317 220 97 2 22 269 149 120 1
13 Sat December 9 boxscore L 2-11 Boston Patriots 21 35 14 213 186 27 2 29 407 200 207 2
14 Sun December 17 boxscore L 2-12 Houston Oilers 16 47 19 256 151 105 1 25 522 350 172 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Tom Flores 24 QB 14 14 2-12-0 190 366 51.9% 2176 15 4.1 19 5.2 85 5.9 4.4 11.5 155.4 62.1
12 Nick Papac 26 14 0 13 44 29.5% 173 2 4.5 7 15.9 43 3.9 -2.3 13.3 12.4 19.0
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB/P 14 0 6 10 60.0% 165 0 0.0 0 0.0 46 16.5 16.5 27.5 11.8 104.2
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
23 Jack Larscheid 28 2 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 22.8 14 2-12-0 209 423 49.4% 2514 17 4.0 28 6.6 85 5.9 3.8 12.0 179.6 53.8 0 0
Opp Total 14 192 409 46.9% 2942 22 5.4 23 5.6 7.2 5.74 15.3 210.1 65.7 20 168 6.5 5.1 4.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB/P 14 0 119 490 2 62 4.1 35.0 8.5 17 105 6.2 0 22 1.2 7.5 595 2 1
37 Alan Miller* 24 FB 14 0 85 255 3 15 3.0 18.2 6.1 36 315 8.8 4 55 2.6 22.5 570 7 2
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 38 134 0 19 3.5 9.6 2.7 12 277 23.1 2 85 0.9 19.8 411 2 5
36 Clem Daniels 24 PR 8 0 31 154 2 39 5.0 19.3 3.9 13 150 11.5 0 30 1.6 18.8 304 2 3
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 31 112 1 23 3.6 8.0 2.2 10 49 4.9 0 22 0.7 3.5 161 1 2
15 Tom Flores 24 QB 14 14 23 36 1 13 1.6 2.6 1.6 36 1 8
35 Walt Kowalczyk 26 4 0 10 28 0 18 2.8 7.0 2.5 3 8 2.7 0 4 0.8 2.0 36 0 0
23 Jack Larscheid 28 2 0 6 3 0 7 0.5 1.5 3.0 2 11 5.5 0 6 1.0 5.5 14 0 2
12 Nick Papac 26 14 0 6 28 1 11 4.7 2.0 0.4 28 1 1
83 Doug Asad 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 592 14.1 2 51 3.0 42.3 592 2 0
43 Bob Coolbaugh 22 FL 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 435 13.6 4 46 2.3 31.1 435 4 0
82 Charlie Hardy 28 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 337 14.0 4 55 1.7 24.1 337 4 0
86 Jerry Burch 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 235 13.1 1 54 1.3 16.8 235 1 0
Team Total 22.8 14 349 1240 10 62 3.6 88.6 24.9 209 2514 12.0 17 85 14.9 179.6 3754 27 27
Opp Total 14 494 2382 36 4.8 170.1 35.3 192 2774 14.4 22 13.7 198.1 5156 58 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 3 24 0 17 8.0 29 588 0 36 20.3 773
36 Clem Daniels 24 PR 8 0 5 34 0 24 6.8 13 276 0 41 21.2 614
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 4 52 0 25 13.0 8 155 0 33 19.4 618
23 Jack Larscheid 28 2 0 9 254 0 61 28.2 268
37 Alan Miller* 24 FB 14 0 6 66 0 19 11.0 636
28 Bob Garner RCB 13 0 2 5 0 3 2.5 5
83 Doug Asad 23 TE 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 602
43 Bob Coolbaugh 22 FL 14 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 450
35 Walt Kowalczyk 26 4 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 55
72 Hal Smith 26 RDT 8 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
Team Total 22.8 14 15 117 0 25 7.8 68 1383 0 61 20.3 5254
Opp Total 14 31 324 0 10.5 45 1066 0 23.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB/P 14 0 63 2613 77 2 41.5
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 2 2 2 2 7 2 12 4 3 1 26 11 42.3%% 25 24 96.0%%
86 Jerry Burch 22 14 0 12 315 41 1 26.3
Team Total 22.8 14 2 2 2 2 7 2 12 4 3 1 26 11 42.3%% 25 24 96.0%% 75 2928 77 3 39.0
Opp Total 14 27 12 44.4%% 54 50 92.6%% 50 2020 40.4

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
15 Tom Flores 24 QB 14 14 0 8 0 0 0
27 Joe Cannavino 26 LS 14 0 5 14 0 9 0
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
24 Fred Williamson* 24 LCB 14 0 5 58 0 26 0
28 Bob Garner RCB 13 0 2 14 0 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
36 Clem Daniels 24 PR 8 0 0 3 0 0 0
55 Riley Morris 27 RLB 14 0 3 79 1 35 0
47 Alex Bravo 31 RS 14 0 2 0 0 0 0
44 Bob Dougherty 29 LLB 14 0 2 12 0 9 0
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
29 John Harris 28 14 0 2 55 0 32 0
23 Jack Larscheid 28 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
37 Alan Miller* 24 FB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB/P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Gary Finneran 27 LDE 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
70 Harry Jagielski 30 8 0 1 7 0 7 0
60 Tom Louderback 28 MLB 14 0 1 46 1 46 0
12 Nick Papac 26 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 22.8 14 23 285 2 46 0 0 27 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 45 29 17 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
21 George Fleming 23 K/KR 14 0 1 1 24 11 63
37 Alan Miller* 24 FB 14 0 3 4 7 42
43 Bob Coolbaugh 22 FL 14 0 4 4 1 26
82 Charlie Hardy 28 SE 14 0 4 4 24
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB/P 14 0 2 2 1 14
83 Doug Asad 23 TE 14 0 2 2 12
36 Clem Daniels 24 PR 8 0 2 2 12
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 2 2 12
86 Jerry Burch 22 14 0 1 1 6
15 Tom Flores 24 QB 14 14 1 1 6
60 Tom Louderback 28 MLB 14 0 1 1 6
55 Riley Morris 27 RLB 14 0 1 1 6
12 Nick Papac 26 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 22.8 14 10 17 2 29 2 24 11 1 235
Opp Total 14 36 22 1 1 50 12 1 458

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-24 DTX L, 35-42 2 4 rush Wayne Crow 4 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
2 1961-09-24 DTX L, 35-42 2 8 pass Charlie Hardy 8 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
3 1961-09-24 DTX L, 35-42 3 1 rush Tom Flores 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
4 1961-09-24 DTX L, 35-42 4 28 pass Bob Coolbaugh 28 yard pass from Tom Flores (two point pass successful)
5 1961-10-01 DEN W, 33-19 1 1 rush Wayne Crow 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
6 1961-10-01 DEN W, 33-19 2 18 pass Alan Miller 18 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
7 1961-10-01 DEN W, 33-19 2 27 pass Bob Coolbaugh 27 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
8 1961-10-01 DEN W, 33-19 3 1 rush Alan Miller 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
9 1961-10-15 @ DEN L, 24-27 2 13 rush George Fleming 13 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
10 1961-10-15 @ DEN L, 24-27 3 34 pass Charlie Hardy 34 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
11 1961-10-15 @ DEN L, 24-27 4 1 rush Alan Miller 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
12 1961-10-22 SDG L, 10-41 1 28 pass Bob Coolbaugh 28 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
13 1961-11-05 @ BUF W, 31-22 1 85 pass Charley Fuller 85 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
14 1961-11-05 @ BUF W, 31-22 1 1 rush Alan Miller 1 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
15 1961-11-05 @ BUF W, 31-22 3 30 pass Doug Asad 30 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
16 1961-11-05 @ BUF W, 31-22 3 55 pass Alan Miller 55 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
17 1961-11-11 @ NYT L, 12-23 2 55 pass Charlie Hardy 55 yard pass from Tom Flores
18 1961-11-11 @ NYT L, 12-23 4 43 pass Charley Fuller 43 yard pass from Nick Papac (pass failed)
19 1961-11-17 @ BOS L, 17-20 2 31 pass Charlie Hardy 31 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
20 1961-11-17 @ BOS L, 17-20 2 5 pass Doug Asad 5 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
21 1961-11-26 @ DTX L, 11-43 4 1 rush Nick Papac 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
22 1961-12-03 BUF L, 21-26 2 15 pass Alan Miller 15 yard pass from Nick Papac (George Fleming kick)
23 1961-12-03 BUF L, 21-26 3 39 rush Clem Daniels 39 yard rush (George Fleming kick)
24 1961-12-03 BUF L, 21-26 4 15 pass Alan Miller 15 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
25 1961-12-09 BOS L, 21-35 1 36 pass Bob Coolbaugh 36 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
26 1961-12-09 BOS L, 21-35 3 54 pass Jerry Burch 54 yard pass from Tom Flores (George Fleming kick)
27 1961-12-09 BOS L, 21-35 4 35 interception Riley Morris 35 yard interception return (George Fleming kick)
28 1961-12-17 HOU L, 16-47 2 10 rush Clem Daniels 10 yard rush
29 1961-12-17 HOU L, 16-47 3 46 interception Tom Louderback 46 yard interception return (George Fleming kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 1 27 rush Charley Tolar 27 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
2 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 2 78 pass Charley Hennigan 78 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
3 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 2 13 pass Bill Groman 13 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
4 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 2 2 rush Dave Smith 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
5 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 3 20 pass Bill Groman 20 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
6 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 4 2 rush Dave Smith 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
7 1961-09-09 @ HOU W, 55-0 4 28 pass Dave Smith 28 yard pass from Jacky Lee (Charlie Milstead kick)
8 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 1 41 interception Dick Harris 41 yard interception return (George Blair kick)
9 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 1 2 rush Paul Lowe 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
10 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 2 34 rush Bo Roberson 34 yard rush (George Blair kick)
11 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 2 2 rush Charlie Flowers 2 yard rush
12 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 4 1 rush Charlie Flowers 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
13 1961-09-17 @ SDG W, 44-0 4 17 rush Bo Roberson 17 yard rush (George Blair kick)
14 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 1 47 pass Abner Haynes 47 yard pass from Randy Duncan (Jack Spikes kick)
15 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 2 31 pass Chris Burford 31 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
16 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 3 69 pass Johnny Robinson 69 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Jack Spikes kick)
17 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 3 30 rush Jack Spikes 30 yard rush
18 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 4 1 rush Bo Dickinson 1 yard rush (Jack Spikes kick)
19 1961-09-24 DTX W, 42-35 4 13 rush Johnny Robinson 13 yard rush (two point run successful)
20 1961-10-01 DEN L, 19-33 4 2 rush Fred Bukaty 2 yard rush (two point pass successful)
21 1961-10-01 DEN L, 19-33 4 5 pass Gene Prebola 5 yard pass from George Herring (two point pass successful)
22 1961-10-15 @ DEN W, 27-24 1 7 rush Donnie Stone 7 yard rush (Jack Hill kick)
23 1961-10-15 @ DEN W, 27-24 2 1 rush Donnie Stone 1 yard rush (Jack Hill kick)
24 1961-10-15 @ DEN W, 27-24 4 26 pass Al Frazier 26 yard pass from Frank Tripucka (Jack Hill kick)
25 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 1 35 rush Paul Lowe 35 yard rush
26 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 1 46 rush Paul Lowe 46 yard rush (George Blair kick)
27 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 1 15 pass Don Norton 15 yard pass from Jack Kemp (George Blair kick)
28 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 2 1 rush Charlie Flowers 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
29 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 2 1 rush Jack Kemp 1 yard rush (George Blair kick)
30 1961-10-22 SDG W, 41-10 3 2 rush Hunter Enis 2 yard rush (George Blair kick)
31 1961-10-29 NYT W, 14-6 1 9 rush Bill Mathis 9 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
32 1961-10-29 NYT W, 14-6 4 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
33 1961-11-05 @ BUF L, 22-31 2 61 pass Elbert Dubenion 61 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
34 1961-11-05 @ BUF L, 22-31 2 5 rush Dewey Bohling 5 yard rush (two point run successful)
35 1961-11-05 @ BUF L, 22-31 4 9 pass Glenn Bass 9 yard pass from Johnny Green (Billy Atkins kick)
36 1961-11-11 @ NYT W, 23-12 2 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
37 1961-11-11 @ NYT W, 23-12 3 21 rush Bill Mathis 21 yard rush (Dick Guesman kick)
38 1961-11-17 @ BOS W, 20-17 1 6 rush Ron Burton 6 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
39 1961-11-17 @ BOS W, 20-17 4 0 fumble Leroy Moore 0 yard fumble return (Gino Cappelletti kick)
40 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 1 30 pass Johnny Robinson 30 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
41 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 1 66 pass Abner Haynes 66 yard pass from Cotton Davidson (Cotton Davidson kick)
42 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 2 5 rush Abner Haynes 5 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
43 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 3 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
44 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 3 33 rush Abner Haynes 33 yard rush (two point pass successful)
45 1961-11-26 @ DTX W, 43-11 3 27 rush Abner Haynes 27 yard rush (Cotton Davidson kick)
46 1961-12-03 BUF W, 26-21 1 21 pass Dewey Bohling 21 yard pass from Johnny Green
47 1961-12-03 BUF W, 26-21 2 1 rush Art Baker 1 yard rush (run failed)
48 1961-12-03 BUF W, 26-21 3 2 rush Wray Carlton 2 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
49 1961-12-03 BUF W, 26-21 4 10 rush Art Baker 10 yard rush (Billy Atkins kick)
50 1961-12-09 BOS W, 35-21 1 5 pass Jim Colclough 5 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
51 1961-12-09 BOS W, 35-21 2 1 rush Billy Lott 1 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
52 1961-12-09 BOS W, 35-21 2 18 pass Billy Lott 18 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
53 1961-12-09 BOS W, 35-21 3 3 rush Billy Lott 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
54 1961-12-09 BOS W, 35-21 4 8 pass Larry Garron 8 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
55 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 2 35 pass Willard Dewveall 35 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
56 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 2 7 pass Bill Groman 7 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
57 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 2 66 pass Willard Dewveall 66 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
58 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 3 2 rush Charley Tolar 2 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
59 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 3 17 pass Bill Groman 17 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
60 1961-12-17 HOU W, 47-16 4 25 rush Billy Cannon 25 yard rush (George Blanda kick)