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December 17, 1961


• The Raiders fell to the Oilers, 47-16, in the season finale at Candlestick Park

• The reported attendance was 4,821 in the team’s last game there before moving to Frank Youell Field next year

• The Oilers gained 522 net yards on offense and quarterback George Blanda threw for four touchdowns

• Houston scored 26 points in the second quarter to take a 26-9 halftime lead

• Three Raiders were selected by the league’s coaches to appear in the AFL All-Star Game next month: center Jim Otto, fullback Alan Miller, and cornerback Fred Williamson

Injury Updates

• Cornerback Bob Garner, battling a muscle pull suffered in practice, saw only brief action in the game

• Wide receiver Charlie Hardy left the game in the second quarter because of injury

• Receiver Charley Fuller missed the second half because of injury

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