|1961 Oakland Raiders season|
|Owner||F. Wayne Valley|
|Head coach||Marty Feldman|
|Home field||Candlestick Park|
|Division place||4th AFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
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 failed to do so and finished last in the AFL West with a 2–12 record.
The team was based out of Oakland, but they played their home games at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
The Raiders set an AFL record in 1961, posting a point differential of negative-221. The Raiders surrendered 36 rushing touchdowns, a pro football record.
|1||September 9||at Houston Oilers||L 0–55||0–1||Jeppesen Stadium||16,231||Recap|
|2||September 17||at San Diego Chargers||L 0–44||0–2||Balboa Stadium||20,216||Recap|
|3||September 24||Dallas Texans||L 35–42||0–3||Candlestick Park||6,737||Recap|
|4||October 1||Denver Broncos||W 33–19||1–3||Candlestick Park||8,361||Recap|
|6||October 15||at Denver Broncos||L 24–27||1–4||Bears Stadium||11,129||Recap|
|7||October 22||San Diego Chargers||L 10–41||1–5||Candlestick Park||12,014||Recap|
|8||October 29||New York Titans||L 6–14||1–6||Candlestick Park||7,138||Recap|
|9||November 5||at Buffalo Bills||W 31–22||2–6||War Memorial Stadium||17,027||Recap|
|10||November 11||at New York Titans||L 12–23||2–7||Polo Grounds||16,811||Recap|
|11||November 17||at Boston Patriots||L 17–20||2–8||Boston University Field||18,169||Recap|
|12||November 26||at Dallas Texans||L 11–43||2–9||Cotton Bowl||14,500||Recap|
|13||December 3||Buffalo Bills||L 21–26||2–10||Candlestick Park||6,500||Recap|
|14||December 9||Boston Patriots||L 21–35||2–11||Candlestick Park||6,500||Recap|
|15||December 17||Houston Oilers||L 16–47||2–12||Candlestick Park||4,821||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|AFL Western Division|
|San Diego Chargers||12||2||0||.857||6–0||396||219||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
|1961 Oakland Raiders roster|