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With Buffalo Bills down 40-0, Josh Allen sees first NFL game action against Baltimore Ravens

Oh boy.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

With the Buffalo Bills trailing 40-0 in the third quarter of their season opener, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott has inserted rookie quarterback Josh Allen into the game.

After Nathan Peterman through his second interception of the game, it was time to play the rookie. Peterman started the game 5-for-18 for just 24 yards and took at least three sacks. Buffalo had just 45 yards.

Peterman won the job in training camp and the preseason by finding quick passes and unloading the ball quickly, but was unable to do that against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. His players were covered the entire time, his offensive line was suspect, the running game was non-existent, and Peterman really struggled, not even gaining a first down in the first half. (They gained one on the first drive of the second half. Peterman’s only first down all game was on a play LeSean McCoy had to reverse field to gain 12 yards.

Allen was the team’s selection at 7th overall after a series of trades up the draft board. We’ll see if he can do anything. Then Sean McDermott will say after the game that Nathan Peterman is the starter for next week.