But now, they can rest assured knowing that Chicago's greatest offensive weapon will also be missing. Their quarterback is also a mystery.
According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, Alshon Jeffery is expected to miss this weekend's game with a hamstring issue. It will be his third straight no show.
The team announced that Jeffery is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. They also listed Jay Cutler (hamstring) as questionable.
Cutler hasn't taken any snaps since the team's Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, though he's been doing his best to expedite what should have been a lengthy rehab process.
The cursed season in Chicago continues for at least another week. Oakland, looking to reverse a gloomy recent past of their own, could not be happier.