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September 24, 1961


• In Marty Feldman’s head coaching debut, the Raiders’ offense finally did some scoring, but the team still lost to the Texans, 42-35, at Candlestick Park

• After moving both players around in practice during the week, Wayne Crow played at halfback, with George Fleming returning to his flanker spot

• Late in the game there was an on-field brawl following a late hit on Tom Flores by Texans linebacker EJ Holub, with Holub getting tossed

• Following Wayne Valley’s assertion that the team had an offer to move to Memphis, AFL commissioner Joe Foss said the league had no plans to move any of the teams and that he knew nothing about “Memphis having any inside track on a possible franchise”

• Foss did say that about ten different groups had shown interest in either acquiring an existing franchise or getting an expansion team, including at least one group from Oakland

• He then added that any team relocation would require the approval of the entire league membership

Injury Updates

• Fullback Alan Miller suffered a bruised knee during the game, but it wasn’t thought to be serious enough to keep him out of the Broncos game on October 1

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