2011 Oakland Raiders season
Head Coach Hue Jackson
Home Field O.co Coliseum
Results
Record 8-8
Place 3rd AFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers TBD
Uniform
AFCW-Uniform-OAK.PNG
Timeline
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The 2011 Oakland Raiders season was the franchise's 42nd season in the National Football League and the 52nd overall. 2011 also marked the final season under the ownership of Al Davis, who died on October 8, 2011. The Raiders hoped to improve on their 8–8 record from 2010, in which the team achieved its first non-losing season since 2002, but missed the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season. On January 4, 2011, it was announced that head coach Tom Cable's contract would not be extended. Cable was replaced by Hue Jackson, the team's former offensive coordinator. The Raiders traded their first round selection in the 2011 NFL Draft (17th overall) to the New England Patriots.

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Offseason[edit | edit source]

2011 draft board[edit | edit source]

The Raiders did not have a first-round selection. In September 2009, the team acquired DT Richard Seymour from the New England Patriots in exchange for its 2011 first-round selection (#17 overall).[1]

Round Selection Player Position College
2 48 Stefen Wisniewski C Penn St
3 81 DeMarcus Van Dyke CB Miami (FL)
3 92 Joseph Barksdale OT LSU
4 113 Chimdi Chekwa CB Ohio State
4 125 Taiwan Jones RB Eastern Washington
5 148 Denarius Moore WR Tennessee
6 181 Richard Gordon TE Miami (FL)
7 241 David Ausberry WR USC

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

The Raiders' preseason schedule was announced on April 12, 2011.

Week Date Opponent Results Att. Game site NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
1 August 11 Arizona L 24-18 0–1 25,699 O.co Coliseum Recap
2 August 20 at San Francisco L 17-3 0–2 69,732 Candlestick Park Recap
3 August 28 New Orleans L 40–20 0–3 34,322 O.co Coliseum Recap
4 September 2 at Seattle L 20-3 0-4 65,418 CenturyLink Field Recap

Candlestick Park incident[edit | edit source]

The preseason game at Candlestick Park against the 49ers was marked by brawls in the stands, a major beating in a restroom and a pair of shootings in the parking lot. The NFL has officially discontinued all future preseason games between the two teams.[2]

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Week Date Opponent Results Att. Game site NFL.com
recap
Result Score Record
1 September 12 (Mon) at Denver W 23–20 1–0 75,671 Mile High Recap
2 September 18 at Buffalo L 38–35 1–1 68,191 Ralph Wilson Stadium Recap
3 September 25 NY Jets W 34–24 2–1 61,546 O.co Coliseum Recap
4 October 2 New England L 31-19 2–2 62,572 O.co Coliseum Recap
5 October 9 at Houston W 25–20 3–2 71,420 Reliant Stadium Recap
6 October 16 Cleveland W 24–17 4–2 57,300 O.co Coliseum Recap
7 October 23 Kansas City L 28-0 4–3 57,361 O.co Coliseum Recap
8 Bye week
9 November 6 Denver L 38-24 4–4 58,125 O.co Coliseum Recap
10 November 10 (Thu) at San Diego W 24–17 5–4 68,109 Qualcomm Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Minnesota W 27–21 6–4 62,748 Metrodome Recap
12 November 27 Chicago W 25–20 7–4 59,244 O.co Coliseum Recap
13 December 4 at Miami L 34–14 7–5 57,225 Sun Life Stadium Recap
14 December 11 at Green Bay L 46-16 7-6 70,524 Lambeau Field
15 December 18 Detroit L 28-27 7-7 59,069 O.co Coliseum
16 December 24 (Sat) at Kansas City W 16-13 (OT) 8-7 70,803 Arrowhead Stadium
17 January 1 San Diego L 38-26 8-8 58,721 O.co Coliseum

Game summaries[edit | edit source]

Week 1: at Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos – Game summary

  • date=September 12
  • time=8:15 p.m. MDT
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 16 0 7 23
Broncos 3 0 10 7 20




First quarter
  • DEN – Matt Prater 28 yard field goal, Broncos 3–0, Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 0:55.
Second quarter
  • OAK – Marcel Reece 3 yard pass from Jason Campbell (Sebastian Janikowski kick), Raiders 7–3, Drive: 8 plays, 42 yards, 4:34.
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 37 yard field goal, Raiders 10–3, Drive: 4 plays, 4 yards, 2:09.
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 21 yard field goal, Raiders 13–3, Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 2:45.
  • OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 63 yard field goal, Raiders 16–3, Drive: 3 plays, 31 yards, 0:24.
Third quarter
  • DEN – Eric Decker 90 yard punt return (Matt Prater kick), Raiders 16–10
  • DEN – Matt Prater 30 yard field goal, Raiders 16–13, Drive: 12 plays, 77 yards, 4:56.
Fourth quarter
  • OAK – Jason Campbell 1 yard run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), Raiders 23–13, Drive: 3 plays, 65 yards, 1:38.
  • DEN – Lance Ball 9 yard pass from Kyle Orton (Matt Prater kick), Raiders 23–20, Drive: 12 plays, 80 yards, 3:56.

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The Raiders began their 2011 campaign at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, for a Week 1 AFC West duel with the Denver Broncos in the second game of Monday Night Football's doubleheader. Oakland trailed early in the first quarter as Broncos kicker Matt Prater got a 28-yard field goal. The Raiders answered in the second quarter as quarterback Jason Campbell found fullback Marcel Reece on a 3-yard touchdown pass, followed by a 37-yard, a 21-yard, and a 63-yard field goal from kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Denver answered in the third quarter as wide receiver Eric Decker returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown, followed by Prater getting a 30-yard field goal. Oakland struck back in the fourth quarter with Campbell's 1-yard touchdown. The Broncos tried to rally with quarterback Kyle Orton completing a 9-yard touchdown pass to running back Lance Ball, yet the Raiders' offense was able to run out the clock.

With the win, not only did Oakland begin their season at 1-0, but they also snapped their 8-straight opening day losing streak.

Week 2: at Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0 21 0 14 35
Bills 0 3 14 21 38



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Week 3: vs. New York Jets[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 7 10 0 7 24
Raiders 7 10 7 10 34



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  • OAK - Denarius Moore 23 Yard Run (Sebastian Janikowski kick), Raiders 24-17
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Week 4: vs. New England Patriots[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 7 10 7 7 31
Raiders 3 7 3 6 19



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  • attendance=62,572
  • weather=71° F, Partly Cloudy
  • referee=Tony Corrente
  • TV=CBS
  • TVAnnouncers=Kevin Harlan and Solomon Wilcots
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Week 5: at Houston Texans[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 3 9 3 10 25
{{{Home}}} 7 7 3 3 20



A day after owner Al Davis passed away, the Raiders fought back from an early deficit and made a pick in the end zone in the waning seconds for an emotional victory.Template:Cn

Week 6: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 0 7 0 10 17
{{{Home}}} 7 7 10 0 24




Week 7: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chiefs 14 0 7 7 28
Raiders 0 0 0 0 0



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Week 9: vs. Denver Broncos[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 7 0 17 14 38
{{{Home}}} 3 14 7 0 24




Week 10: at San Diego Chargers[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 7 10 7 0 24
{{{Home}}} 3 0 14 0 17




Trying to snap a two-game losing streak, the Raiders flew to Qualcomm Stadium for a Week 10 AFC West duel with the San Diego Chargers on Thursday night. Oakland trailed early in the first quarter as Chargers kicker Nick Novak got a 20-yard field goal, yet the Raiders answered with a 2-yard touchdown run from running back Michael Bush. Oakland added onto their lead in the second quarter with a 23-yard field goal from kicker Sebastian Janikowski, followed by quarterback Carson Palmer finding rookie wide receiver Denarius Moore on a 33-yard touchdown pass.

San Diego began the third quarter with quarterback Philip Rivers completing a 30-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Vincent Brown, yet the Raiders struck back with Palmer hooking up with Moore again on a 26-yard touchdown pass. Afterwards, the Chargers closed out the quarter with Rivers completing a 7-yard touchdown pass to fullback Jacob Hester. From there, Oakland's defense held on to preserve the victory.

With the win, the Raiders improved to 5-4, and took the lead of the AFC West.

Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 3 21 3 0 27
{{{Home}}} 7 0 0 14 21




Week 12: vs. Chicago Bears[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 0 7 0 13 20
{{{Home}}} 6 6 6 7 25




Sebastian Janikowski kicked a team-record six field goals and the Raiders took advantage of three interceptions from Chicago's Caleb Hanie to beat the Bears 25-20 Sunday.Template:Cn

Carson Palmer threw for 301 yards and Michael Bush iced the game with a touchdown run in the fourth quarter to lead the Raiders (7-4) to their third straight win against a Bears team missing starting quarterback Jay Cutler.Template:Cn

Week 13: at Miami Dolphins[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
{{{Road}}} 0 0 0 14 14
{{{Home}}} 6 7 21 0 34




Week 14: at Green Bay Packers[edit | edit source]

  • date=December 11
  • time=3:15 p.m. CST/1:15 p.m. PST
1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0
Packers 0



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Week 15: vs. Detroit Lions[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
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Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]

1 2 3 4 Total
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Week 17: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit | edit source]

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Standings[edit | edit source]

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Death of owner Al Davis[edit | edit source]

On October 8, one day before the team's Week 5 game at the Houston Texans, owner Al Davis died in his Oakland home at the age of 82. The Raiders won the game 25-20.[3]

Acquisition of Carson Palmer[edit | edit source]

On October 18, 2011, the Raiders acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Cincinnati Bengals for a 2012 first round draft pick and a conditional 2013 first round pick based on incentives. [1] The trade was made two days after Jason Campbell suffered a potential season ending collarbone injury in Week 6 against the Cleveland Browns. [2]


Current roster[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

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