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After Peterman's pick party, what do Bills do now?

Bills lose to steelers 27-20

Nathan Peterman was not good in his first career start.

In fact, he was historically bad.


The final line? 6-14 for 66 yards, zero touchdowns, and five interceptions.

He was benched at halftime.

To be fair, not all of Peterman's picks were his fault. His first went off the hands of Patrick DiMarco and was returned for a touchdown. He was also playing without Jordan Matthews, and after completing one pass to Kelvin Benjamin, he lost him to a knee injury.

But the decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of Peterman was widely mocked nationally, especially once the wrong team started catching Peterman's passes. Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was one of Twitters' more vocal Tyrod supporters.

Tyrod did come in for the second half, and though he did lose a fumble which was returned for a touchdown, he was significantly more effective than Peterman. Taylor finished 15-25 for 158 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 38 yards and another touchdown, albeit in mop-up duty.

But now what does Sean McDermott do? Can he really bail on Peterman just a week after handing him the keys to the car?

The Bills are still 5-5, and a tiebreaker away from still being a playoff team. The upcoming schedule is daunting with the Chiefs and Patriots next. Can McDermott really walk into the locker room and tell his players he's sticking with Peterman after watching him throw five interceptions in a half? That's two more than Taylor had in nine games prior.

We don't know yet. McDermott was non-commital when it comes to his quarterback next week in Kansas City. He's scheduled to meet with the media on Monday. Perhaps we'll know more then.


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