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Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook runs on the field during an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook will be first rookie QB to debut in an NFL playoff game


As the old adage goes, practice makes perfect. 

Newbie Oakland Raiders quarterback Connor Cook is expected to become the first rookie player in the Super Bowl Era of the NFL to start a playoff game having never started in the regular season, according to ESPN.

The game will take place on Saturday, where Cook will play a major role in defending the Raiders' 12-4 record against the Houston Texans.

"It's obviously not ideal, that's why it's never happened where a rookie gets his start in a playoff game," said Raiders' Coach Jack Del Rio. 

Though the third-stringer QB has some experience, the last time that Cook started a game, it didn't go so well, Fox Sports reported

Avid fans hope he'll channel that "push to shove" attitude in Saturday's game.

Cook was forced into the spotlight after Matt McGloin and Derek Carr were injured in previous games.

It remains uncertain, however, who will serve as Cook's backup should he become injured during the game. Del Rio said he hopes McGloin is healthy enough to play, but added that he was "pretty sore" on Wednesday.

Thirsty for more wins,  Raiders' supporters are bringing on the memes for inspiration. 

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