Bills bench QB Taylor in favor of rookie Peterman

Report Bills starting QB Nathan Peterman Sunday vs. Chargers

Report Bills starting QB Nathan Peterman Sunday vs. Chargers

Peterman to start at QB SundayA big decision has been made by Bills head coach Sean McDermott.

Peterman came off the bench to replace starter Tyrod Taylor late in Sunday's 47-10 loss to the Saints, completing 7 of 10 passes for 76 yards and his first touchdown pass, to tight end Nick O'Leary, in Peterman's only regular-season action to date.

The Bills gave up 298 rushing yards to the New Orleans Saints, which was the eighth most all time for the franchise and more than any Rex Ryan team ever allowed.

Taylor went 9-of-18 passing with 56 yards and an interception before being taken out of the game.

The unproven Peterman will get at least one opportunity to see if he can provide better production behind center, but if he falters Sunday, it wouldn't be surprising if McDermott turned the reins of the offense back over to Taylor. The change comes just two days after McDermott reiterated in a Monday press conference that Tyrod Taylor was still his starter. Nathan Peterman, a fifth-round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, will start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

For Peterman, Sunday will be his first career National Football League start.

Taylor entered Sunday's game having completed 65 percent of his passes for 1,628 yards, 10 touchdowns, two interceptions and a 95.8 passer rating.

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