Culpepper will start for Lions

Daunte Culpepper didn’t win his training camp battle with Matthew Stafford, but he will get a chance to be a starting quarterback again.

NFL Network’s Kara Henderson confirmed Sunday morning what was expected all week: Stafford’s knee injury will prevent him from starting against the Steelers.

Culpepper has his work cut out for him, but the start will be crucial for his free agent value in 2010.

It’s hard to imagine another team giving Culpepper a legitimate chance to start, but an impressive performance would help his case.

The Lions face the Packers next week before a bye.  Initial reports following Stafford’s injury indicated that Detroit was likely to sit Stafford for two games.

7 responses to “Culpepper will start for Lions

  1. I have not seen Culpeppers ability to get the ball where it needs to go besides a check-down. Stafford eats up chunks of yards and moves the ball. I expect a lot of throws to RB’s and TE’s (mostly Brandon “Jumbotron” Pettigew) but the Steelers defense is going to confuse the heck out of Fumblepepper.
    I hope its not the case, but I don’t expect much from the Lions Offense-Defense- or special teams, today.

  2. “I wanted to see Detroit win. I’ve been there. It’s like God took a shit on a parking lot. They deserve some good news.”
    From twitter, @shitmydadsays

  3. Mr Checkdown is starting! Zzz this is turning into the kinda game you have several beers in the first quarter and nap until the fourth quarter of your 4pm game.

  4. As if this is news……
    Fumblepepper will live up to his name today, look for at LEAST 2 fumbles, one lost by the QB himself.
    Steelers by 21 points minimum!

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