Josh McCown has been starting at quarterback for the Raiders, but he got scuffed in their loss to the Bears, and now it looks like there’s at least a chance former Viking Daunte Culpepper could start Sunday when Oakland visits the Miserydome.
There’s also a chance that JaMarcus Russell could make his NFL debut in that game. A Russell v. Peterson match-up would’ve been interesting at least from a selling-a-dog-game perspective, but of course with AD out, that will not happen.
Seeing Daunte back in the Dome might be amusing in a perverse way, but that amusement would quickly evaporate if somehow he re-captured his old magic and led the Raiders to victory. That, after the Williamson dust-up, AD’s injury and the Dwight Smith flap, would make for a grand-slam of negative pub for the Purple.