Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 1/24/12

DETROIT - JANUARY 03: Daunte Culpepper #11 of the Detroit Lions looks to throw a first quarter pass over Marcus Harrison #94 of the Chicago Bears on January 3, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
On October 30, 2005, the Minnesota Vikings had just beaten the rival Green Bay Packers for their second win of the season and were going on the road to take on the Carolina Panthers. Quarterback Daunte Culpepper had his best game of the season against Green Bay, throwing for 280 yards and two touchdowns as the Vikings came back from a 17-0 halftime deficit to win 23-20. Still, Culpepper was having a dismal season, with six touchdown passes and 12 interceptions through the first six games. Certainly not what he or the team expected coming off his stellar 2004 season when Culpepper threw for a league-leading 4,717 yards with 39 touchdown passes while also adding 406 rushing yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings even won a Playoff game, going on the road to beat the rival Packers. But everything changed when Panthers' cornerback Chris Gamble hit Culpepper's right knee on that fateful day in Carolina, leading to a catastrophic injury as Culpepper tore three ligaments (ACL,MCL, PCL) in t...
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