Published: Wed, October 17, 2018
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Bills name QB Anderson Week 7 starter


Sanity has come to Buffalo. However, after Allen sustained an elbow injury in last Sunday's loss to the Texans, the 35-year-old Anderson will suddenly be thrust right into the starting lineup Sunday in Indianapolis.

Unfortunately, Peterman was behind center for the Buffalo Bills.

The injury leaves the Bills (2-4) turning to the 35-year-old Anderson preparing to make his first start in almost two seasons.

"I'm always going to do what I feel is right for this football team", McDermott told reporters, according to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, when asked if he was anxious about possibly losing the trust of his players if he turned back to Peterman.

"He brings experience, leadership, presence to the table and he's worked hard the last week and a half here to get himself up to speed", McDermott said. "I certainly trust and have a heck of a lot of respect for our locker room".


While McDermott has publicly been fairly supportive of Peterman, a fifth-round pick in 2017, the performance just isn't there.

Allen remained in Sunday's game for one play before heading to the sideline and being replaced by backup Nathan Peterman, who threw a pair of fourth-quarter interceptions, including one that was returned for Houston's game-winning touchdown.

Buffalo signed veteran Derek Anderson last week, and it sounds like Bills players believe anything would be better than Peterman at this point.

Spending the majority of his career with the Cleveland Browns (2006-09) and the Carolina Panthers (2011-17), Anderson has played in 74 career games (47 starts) completing 54.1 percent of his passes while throwing 60 touchdowns and 60 interceptions.

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