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Jason Campbell to start against Chiefs

Jason Campbell will get his chance to put the Raiders in good old fashion AFC West division race this weekend.  If he wins, he may even get to keep the starting quarterback job in Oakland.

Raiders coach Tom Cable announced Thursday that Campbell would start against the Chiefs.  Bruce Gradkowski, who has been promised the job when healthy, still hasn’t recovered enough from his shoulder injury to start.  It’s uncertain if he’ll be the No. 2 or No. 3 quarterback this week.

The Raiders love what Gradkowski brings to the table, but it’s worth considering how good he will really be when he returns.  This isn’t a swollen knee; it’s a shoulder injury on a quarterback that already lacks arm strength.  If Campbell can win a third straight start, he will be awfully hard to bench.

Gradkowski isn’t the only key Raider that’s hurt. Cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha missed practice again with his high ankle sprain, although Cable won’t rule him out yet.  Tight end Zach Miller sat out with a foot injury, but is expected to play.

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  1. dirtyTHIRTY says: Nov 4, 2010 7:12 PM

    Come back to DC.

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 4, 2010 7:25 PM

    Chiefs and Raiders in a meaningful game, just like the old days.
    Gotta love it.

  3. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 4, 2010 7:48 PM

    3 in a row…..nice to see the depth on this sqaud, and great to see a team, and not a bunch of self centered self seeking egotistical butt heads. Gotta admit I was chucking cable under the bus, but winning can cure everything.

  4. skinsblowpoles says: Nov 4, 2010 8:12 PM

    4skins wish they had you back now JC….U r headed to the playoffs and possible SB and the 4skins r headed to the tidy bowl…….

  5. tooz56 says: Nov 4, 2010 8:13 PM

    Anyone else notice how the Raiders started to turn it around last season when that fat POS was finally sent to the bench ?? I think that might have when Cable really became the head coach of the Oakland Raiders !

  6. gameday says: Nov 4, 2010 8:15 PM

    Chiefs are for real. The Raiders won 2 games against overrated opponents and Raider Nation has delusions of the glory years happening again. Sorry to burst your bubble Raider fans, but KC is the better team and they will win Sunday

  7. Alzado's Vein says: Nov 4, 2010 8:20 PM

    You gotta stay with the hot hand. Bet Campbell is glad to be out of D.C. Go Raiders!

  8. TylerDurden says: Nov 4, 2010 8:38 PM

    gameday says:
    November 4, 2010 8:15 PM
    Chiefs are for real. The Raiders won 2 games against overrated opponents and Raider Nation has delusions of the glory years happening again. Sorry to burst your bubble Raider fans, but KC is the better team and they will win Sunday
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    Right…cuz the Bills and the Browns are veritable offensive juggernauts…*insert rolleyes emoticon here*

  9. TouchdownRoddyWhite says: Nov 4, 2010 8:41 PM

    # skinsblowpoles says: November 4, 2010 8:12 PM
    4skins wish they had you back now JC….U r headed to the playoffs and possible SB and the 4skins r headed to the tidy bowl…….
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    Raiders possibly headed to the SB? Are you kidding me? I’m not saying this year won’t be a drastic improvement over the last few, but keep it realistic. They’ll be a one-and-done playoff team, at best, and I’d be astonished if they even manage to get a wild card spot.

  10. Common Sense says: Nov 4, 2010 8:45 PM

    Hey Gameday, have you seen the teams the chiefs have beat, not one has a winning record, total of 11-27, that’s impressive. Took 5 quarters to beat the 0-7 bills at home. You’re right, chiefs are for real

  11. Raiderfankirk says: Nov 4, 2010 8:55 PM

    Got a good feeling about this one, just like I did two weeks ago right before the donkey show. Go Raiders!!!

  12. comment_submission_error says: Nov 4, 2010 9:04 PM

    Cable had too much on his plate last year. Head coach, O-line coach, OC, jaw-breaker, etc. If he can keep Campbell’s head on straight, force some third-and-longs on defense, and win on special teams, the Raiders could go into their bye with something to look forward to. If they lose, they could go 4-12 and make Patriot fans really happy.

  13. TouchdownRoddyWhite says: Nov 4, 2010 9:11 PM

    Took 5 quarters for the Ravens to beat the Bills too. Difference is KC didn’t let them score 30 points in the process. Browns and Chargers are considered to be underachieving, not bottom of the barrel teams. And their only two losses came from two of the better offenses in the AFC, or even the NFL for that matter. I’d say that makes them fairly legit. More legit than the Bears, that’s for sure.

  14. masterblaster78 says: Nov 4, 2010 9:15 PM

    Let’s wait and see who wins this weekend. I think Raiders by 14. Raiders are on a roll

  15. Mike_in_Texas says: Nov 4, 2010 9:42 PM

    Raiders win this game BIG!!
    38-16

  16. CliveRush says: Nov 4, 2010 9:50 PM

    Nice to see some new competition in the AFC West with one of the best and oldest rivalries in the conference.

  17. HolyMoly says: Nov 4, 2010 9:57 PM

    I love how fans of an NFL team always know who is going to win and by how much. It’s hilarious.

  18. harkonnenscum says: Nov 4, 2010 9:57 PM

    you cant crush weak teams and all of a sudden think you got some sort of ‘football dynasty’ in the works… the seahawks? c’mon they cant even score on offense… and the broncos have NOTHING going for them… then there are losses to good teams like the cards and the 49ers… lol… raiders suck… good luck next year

  19. previouslybannedfromPFT says: Nov 4, 2010 10:04 PM

    That’s right, let’s wait and see who wins.
    Then I’ll carpet bomb all the KC Quiefs threads.

  20. Cleric John Preston says: Nov 4, 2010 10:22 PM

    Ravens fan here.
    I’d bet on the Raiders here. I trust Jason Campbell more than I trust Cassell.
    Which is funny, cause Cassel did such a good job filling in for Brady. But he also had a LOT more talent around him than KC has.
    Unless KC’s two headed RB back just completely goes off, I think homefield advantage and a better game manager gives Oakland the edge.

  21. previouslybannedfromPFT says: Nov 4, 2010 10:31 PM

    ” raiders suck… good luck next year”
    Yo, slapd!ck, the seasons only HALF over.
    Maybe your team is in the toilet (Chiefs?) but we haven’t given up yet.

  22. Txraider says: Nov 4, 2010 10:32 PM

    So much about whether Campbell or Grads starts.
    Truth is, Grads is so much better off the bench. Better to keep him “slightly injured” and on the bench ready to come in.
    Just seems like any full game he tries to play, he gets hurt, and overall isn’t as good as when he comes in.

  23. Testify says: Nov 4, 2010 10:55 PM

    its a shoulder injury on a non throwing arm…

  24. raiderrob21 says: Nov 4, 2010 11:08 PM

    JUST WIN BABY!!!!!

  25. A_MAC says: Nov 4, 2010 11:30 PM

    remember the broncos and seahawks were both getting praise before they played the beasts in black. Same thing is gonna happen to the cheifs a 60 minute beatdown. the raiders got that crazy look in their eyes watchout cassell and charles.

  26. CanadianVikingFanII says: Nov 5, 2010 12:29 AM

    Doc B and Jason Campbell are both up and down QBs. The Raiders should win if they can stop the run, easier said then done. Matt Cassel is no threat at all.

  27. jkr says: Nov 5, 2010 2:01 AM

    can someone who is a non dillusional raider fan like myself explain to me what dillusional raider fan loves about gradkowski? He is not the next coming of Gannon! Get over it! the man sucks! there is a reason he has been on multiple teams he sucks! You stupid raider fans who don’t know anything about football make me physically ill! By the way you idiot fans who dress up like darth vader or guerillas they have nothing to do with raiders.You people are not intimidating nor do you help your team win, you just look stupid!Same with you cholos wearing raiders gear!They are not a street gang they are a football team.Stop gettint raider emblem tattoos your not even on the team!man you look stupid!

  28. R8R_BOB says: Nov 5, 2010 6:00 AM

    RAIDERS go 5-4 in a packed Oakland Coliseum and send the Chiefs home in an empty Jack in the Box bag.

  29. joetoronto says: Nov 5, 2010 7:16 AM

    jkr:
    WTF man, go to bed and get some rest, yikes.

  30. Black QB White RB says: Nov 5, 2010 8:50 AM

    Good for Campbell. Always a class act in DC, just couldn’t win. but loved his professionalism and attitude and demeanor.
    And now we got Donovan, and are headed yet again for a lousy 4-6 win season.

  31. R8R_since1982 says: Nov 5, 2010 11:18 AM

    jkr says:
    November 5, 2010 2:01 AM
    can someone who is a non dillusional raider fan like myself explain to me what dillusional raider fan loves about gradkowski? He is not the next coming of Gannon! Get over it! the man sucks! there is a reason he has been on multiple teams he sucks! You stupid raider fans who don’t know anything about football make me physically ill! By the way you idiot fans who dress up like darth vader or guerillas they have nothing to do with raiders.You people are not intimidating nor do you help your team win, you just look stupid!Same with you cholos wearing raiders gear!They are not a street gang they are a football team.Stop gettint raider emblem tattoos your not even on the team!man you look stupid!!
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    Are you serious foo!! How many DAYS have you been a fan for now??? I’m a PROUD RAIDER FAN…I have taken sooooo much crap from everybody, but I stand TALL, EVERY WEEK…WIN LOSE OR TIE. IF YOU CAN’T ACCEPT OTHER NATION MEMBERS FOR WHO THEY ARE, HOW THEY SUPPORT OUR TEAM, OR WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE…..GTFO, CUZ WE DON’T WANT YOU AND WE DON’T NEED YOU!!!! As for GRADS, if you DON’t see what he brings to the team as far as LEADERSHIP, you aren’t watching close enough.

  32. TheGreatChambella says: Nov 5, 2010 11:19 AM

    If the Raiders had a quarterback they would be formidible. I don’t think Camp or Grad are the answer but they have built a solid team. All of you haters can go to he!!

  33. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 5, 2010 11:26 AM

    gotta love the haters…make all kinds of noise pre game, and then on “GAMEDAY” gameday has nothing to say…what a puke.

  34. jb10 says: Nov 5, 2010 11:33 AM

    # jkr says: November 5, 2010 2:01 AM
    can someone who is a non dillusional raider fan like myself explain to me what dillusional raider fan loves about gradkowski? He is not the next coming of Gannon! Get over it! the man sucks! there is a reason he has been on multiple teams he sucks! You stupid raider fans who don’t know anything about football make me physically ill! By the way you idiot fans who dress up like darth vader or guerillas they have nothing to do with raiders.You people are not intimidating nor do you help your team win, you just look stupid!Same with you cholos wearing raiders gear!They are not a street gang they are a football team.Stop gettint raider emblem tattoos your not even on the team!man you look stupid!
    _________________
    get a clue! those people that are dressed up do have something to do with the raiders. it is called fan support. i have meet and hungout with gorilla rilla a couple of times this season. he is a real good guy and does things to promote several charities. and not just in oakland. he is not stupid nor an embarrassment.
    on top of that have you ever heard of the 12th man? those and people do help the team win. again its called fan support. try reading a paper. cable and mcclain were calling out to the fans to sellout the game, show up and support the team.
    i have a raiders tattoo and i wear it with pride. even when my team is down. who gives you the right to pass judgment on what another person gets tattooed on their body? who gave you the right to judge anybody else period?

  35. JSpicoli says: Nov 5, 2010 12:56 PM

    @ jkr
    Gradkowski is the best QB we have. Period. That is why you hear about him. I’d rant about Peyton Manning, but there is one reason I do not. He is not on our team. This ends your basic football lesson.

  36. Raiderfankirk says: Nov 5, 2010 1:55 PM

    BRUUUUUCCEE!!!!

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