Bills will return to Taylor as starting QB against Kansas City
Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) is upended by Tennessee Titans cornerback Perrish Cox (29) after receiving a pass in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:55AM EST
Last Updated Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:04AM EST
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is reversing course by announcing Tyrod Taylor will start at Kansas City on Sunday, 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 2 1/2 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.