Quick Hits: Peterman to start at QB Sunday

Buffalo Bills quarterback Nathan Peterman throws a pass during the second half Sunday in Orchard Park N.Y

With his team still firmly in the playoff hunt as current holders of the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC, he has made a decision to hand the keys to his offense over to rookie QB Nathan Peterman.

The Buffalo Bills have benched quarterback Tyrod Taylor, and Nathan Peterman will start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday.

McDermott says he is impressed with his maturity as a young player.

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So the Bills will turn to the fifth-round rookie out of Pittsburgh and see where that leads after Peterman completed seven of 10 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in sub duty Sunday, which was also his first National Football League regular-season action. It marked the first time in 2017 that the Bills had lost back-to-back games as Buffalo did not even look like they could compete over the past two weeks with their opponents.

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. Peterman threw for more yards than Tyrod Taylor (56), but the Saints had called off the dogs by that point. He also ran for 12 touchdowns.

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