Chargers drop 50-burger on hapless Bills in record-breaking fashion

Lynette Rowe
November 20, 2017

When it was announced that Peterman would be the Bills' starter for Week 11, the decision felt even more odd - the Bills were right in the hunt of the AFC Wild Card picture, and Taylor's play had largely been solid on the whole, with 1,600 passing yards, 10 touchdowns, and just three interceptions on the year. While the Bills know there is a risk in going to a rookie with the season on the line, they like what they saw out of Peterman in the summer and can go back to a more traditional offense now, having catered a lot of the packages to Taylor's strengths once their new regime opted to bring him back on a restructured contract.

A fifth round draft pick out of Pittsburgh, Peterman took the field for his first career National Football League start and promptly threw five interceptions in just two quarters of action.

Down 7-0, LeSean McCoy tied the game up on a 27-yard touchdown run. Peterman has since thrown two more interceptions to bring his tally up to four picks with 12 minutes to go in the first half.

In addition to their top three selections, fifth-round linebacker Matt Milano has made an impact in his limited action, recording 15 tackles, two tackles for loss, one quarterback hit, one interception, one pass breakup, a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown, adding six tackles and one forced fumble on special teams.

Is this the right time for a quarterback change? The Bills hold the final wild card spot in the AFC
Is this the right time for a quarterback change? The Bills hold the final wild card spot in the AFC

The Bills will be without their primary slot receiver in Jordan Matthews. The Bills gained 66 yards on passes thrown by Peterman.

Chargers: LT Russell Okung left the field gingerly in the second quarter, but missed only two snaps.

Rivers spent the week in the NFL's concussion protocol after reporting symptoms on Monday, but he was cleared in time to keep alive his streak of consecutive starts since the 2006 opener.

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