NFL: Bills Go Back to QB Taylor for Sunday's Game at KC

Ted "The Sports Head"
November 22, 2017 - 11:07 am

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is reversing course by announcing Tyrod Taylor will start at Kansas City on Sunday against the Chiefs, a week after his decision to start rookie Nathan Peterman backfired.

McDermott called his decision to return to Taylor "the right thing for our team," after Peterman threw five interceptions in a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

Taylor, who is 20-18 in 2½ seasons in Buffalo, was benched after going 9 of 18 for 56 yards through 55 minutes in a 47-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints on Nov. 12.

Peterman is a fifth-round pick out of Pittsburgh who became the first quarterback to throw five interceptions in the first half since the NFL merger in 1970. He finished 6 of 14 for 66 yards and was replaced by Taylor to start the third quarter with Buffalo trailing 40-7.

The Bills (5-5) have lost three straight.

The weekly Chiefs Kingdom Show, hosted by the voice of the Chiefs Mitch Holthus, is at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday on 98.7 and 1330 KNSS. Holthus has pre-game coverage of the Bills/Chiefs game beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday on KNSS.

The Chiefs still lead the AFC West Division, despite losing four of their last five games. The Chiefs will play at home four of the next five weeks.

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