Tyrod Taylor to start at QB against Chiefs

Tyrod Taylor to start at QB against Chiefs

Overview

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — After being named a backup last week, Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor will be back in the starting lineup for this Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Head Coach Sean McDermott made the announcement Wednesday morning that Taylor will replace Nathan Peterman as the squad’s starter.

Peterman, a rookie who was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL draft, was benched during last Sunday’s game against the Chargers after he threw five interceptions on 6-14 passing.

In relief duty, Tyrod proved more effective than the rookie, throwing for 158 yards and a touchdown on 15-25 passing attempts. Despite Taylor’s efforts, the Bills lost handidly, 54-24 — the team’s third-straight double digit loss.

At 5-4 the Bills are currently one game out in the race for an AFC wildcard playoff spot, but with a tough remaining schedule that includes two games against the defending Super Bowl champions and division rival New England Patriots, the Bills don’t have much room for error.

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