Nathan Peterman replacing Tyrod Taylor as Bills QB

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Taylor was pulled from the Bills' game last week against the Saints, a contest in which they lost 47-10.

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.

The Buffalo Bills will be bench Tyrod Taylor for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and rookie backup Nathan Peterman will get the start. It's unclear what changed in a 24-hour period, as the coach emphatically stated on Monday that Taylor would remain Buffalo's starting QB going forward. Peterman came on in relief of Taylor and had 79 yards and led the team to their only touchdown.

"As a decision maker, you have to be willing to take calculated risks to et where you want to go to", added McDermott.

Tyrod Taylor during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tyrod Taylor during the second quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

McDermott in August squashed speculation that Peterman could be the starter by standing by Taylor after he completed 48 percent of his passes for 100 yards, two interceptions and a 27.9 passer rating in three preseason games.

Buffalo enters the week with the league's 28th-ranked offense and 30th-ranked passing offense.

Peterman was selected in the fifth round of the draft after splitting his college career at Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

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