How could the Bills do worse than their 47-10 defeat last week to the Saints? How about following it with another 30-point loss where the rookie quarterback threw five interceptions and the team nearly set the franchise record for points allowed?
The Bills got steamrolled by the Chargers Sunday in Los Angeles, 54-24, and fell to 5-5 overall.
Peterman has debut for the ages in all the wrong ways: Nathan Peterman's final line was 6 of 14 for 66 yards and five interceptions. Only Archie Manning in 1973 threw for five or more picks on fewer attempts. For Peterman and the Bills, it couldn't have gone any worse, Bucky Gleason wrote. The rookie, though, vowed to learn from the loss. Here's a sampling of the national media reaction, which was not kind.
No decision on next week: Amazingly, coach Sean McDermott said he didn't regret the QB switch and declined to name a starter for next week.
Jerry Sullivan: So much for Sean McDermott's 'calculated risk,' which only led to humiliation.
I'll have my humiliation with a side of process, please: The Bills' woeful three-game losing streak makes you wonder about 'The Process,' Tim Graham wrote.
Jay Skurski's 10 observations: Is this was rock bottom looks like?
Report card: It's more like 'Bu-F-F-F-F-alo,' Jay Skurski wrote.
Ten Plays That Shaped the Game: Let's call it 5 INTs and a funeral.
Matchup Winners: Defensive end Joey Bosa was a nightmare.
The Big Number: 135.
Mark Gaughan's Big Play: The first half was reminiscent of '77 in Seattle.
Haus money: Bills kicker Stephen Hauschka set the NFL record for consecutive 50-plus yard field goals, with 13.
Twitter responds: A roundup of the most painful Twitter reactions to the Bills loss.
Vic Carucci's Take Five: Nathan Peterman was bad, and he sure didn't have much help.
Seahawks' Richard Sherman comes to Tyrod Taylor's defense: Sherman shared some thoughts on Twitter about Sean McDermott's handling of the QB situation.
Inactives: Jordan Matthews and Shareece Wright headlined Bills' list of inactives against the Chargers.