Tyrod Taylor was pulled from action late in the game against the New Orleans Saints, but Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott reiterated that Taylor and not backup Nathan Peterman will be under center when the team takes on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.
Peterman led a scoring drive, throwing the lone touchdown pass of the day, against a Saints team that was up by five touchdowns so it’s not exactly a noteworthy performance. While some will point to his ability to get the ball out quickly, it makes sense as New Orleans had their defensive backs pulled back, opening up the soft underbelly. McDermott said the point of getting reps for Peterman was to evaluate his play.
“I thought he did some good things,” said McDermott after the game. “Moved the offense there. Obviously, got us into the end zone, so that was a positive.”
Taylor was 9-of-18 for 56 yards and an interception that admittedly went through Charles Clay’s hands. He had three rushes for 27 yards, too. Peterman went 7-for-10 for 79 yards and the aforementioned touchdown.
“Horrible game. Our offense didn’t get anything going and that starts with me,” said Taylor at the podium Sunday. “Just an overall bad game. Something as a team we have to learn from. I definitely have to learn from this one. Just a bad game overall.”
Tyrod was asked about the crowd cheering when he was replaced by Peterman and he said he doesn’t listen to the crowd. While it’s a nice thing to say, it doesn’t really align with what he told The Buffalo News earlier this season.