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Sean McDermott says Tyrod Taylor to start next week against the New England Patriots

Tyrod Taylor has earned another start

Buffalo Bills v Kansas City Chief Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

After taking until Wednesday to decide who would be the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback in the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Bills head coach Sean McDermott didn’t take quite as much time this week as he immediately announced after Sunday’s game that Tyrod Taylor would be the starting quarterback in Week 13 against the New England Patriots.

The head coach wouldn’t comment on Taylor’s future, taking a week-to-week approach to the position. After being asked if Tyrod would be the starting quarterback until the Bills are eliminated from playoff contention, McDermott immediately responded with “Tyrod is our quarterback next week.”

He then deftly changed the subject to next week’s opponent.

“[The Patriots] are a good football team,” said McDermott. “They're the reigning champs. We've got a lot of work to do.”

Taylor finished the game against the Kansas City Chiefs going 19-of-29 for 183 yards with a touchdown toss to rookie Zay Jones but only five passing attempts in the second half. Taylor was his typical risk-averse self but the lack of any turnovers proved to be the difference in the game. He is 6-4 this season as the starter.

Buffalo will host the visiting New England Patriots at New Era Field this Sunday 1:00 p.m. Eastern.