Buffalo Bills' QB Tyrod Taylor carted off with knee injury against Patriots

Lynette Rowe
December 4, 2017

With his having been benched previously when healthy, this may give the Bills the excuse to play Nathan Peterman the rest of the way even though Taylor's injury may not warrant his being out long.

Peterman checked in for the final 13 minutes of the game after Tyrod Taylor was carted off with a knee injury. At 6-6, the Bills have fallen behind the and must play the Patriots again, on December 24, as they try to find a path to an AFC wild card.

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Taylor was 9 of 18 for 65 yards an interception on Buffalo's first series of the game. Taylor's injury had the looks of a potential season-ender.

Rookie coach Sean McDermott made the questionable decision to start Peterman, a fifth-round pick, against the on November 19. The results were predictable for a fifth-round pick who was unspectacular in college, as the Pittsburgh product threw five interceptions in the first half before being relieved by Taylor after intermission. He also recorded his first National Football League sack in the previous game against the Miami Dolphins.

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