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Before Nathan Peterman makes his first NFL start for the Bills on Sunday, you should know how well he threw the ball in his last year in college compared to Tyrod Taylor this season in the NFL. Obviously, the NFL presents a bigger challenge for quarterbacks than even the highest level of Division 1 football, but this side-by-side comparison will serve as a way to learn …

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Nothing excites the masses like a quarterback change. The switch from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman this week dominates the conversation when it comes to the Buffalo Bills. It also overshadows the fact the Bills’ defense has completely fallen on its face the last two weeks. That stretch last Sunday when the New Orleans Saints ran the ball 24 times in a row was as…

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Charlie Weis, who won four Super Bowls as an assistant with the New England Patriots, took what seems to be a contrarian view among the national media on the Bills' decision to switch from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman. Speaking on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Weis said the Bills changed quarterbacks because "they think the kid gives them a better chance at winning." More …

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Joe Fan: I can’t believe they did it! Peterman! There is a God! Bill Fan: God hates the Bills. The defense parted like the Red Sea two straight games! They gave up 8,511 yards rushing so they bench the QB?! Jill Fan: Tyrod has faults, Lord knows, but he has no help. Joe Fan: He never throws with anticipation! Bill Fan: He’s anticipating getting his ribs bro…

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The Buffalo Bills' defense better have a rebound performance Sunday in Los Angeles. That's because history shows rookie quarterbacks don't set the NFL on fire in their first career road start. Bills rookie Nathan Peterman will try to buck the trend when the Bills play the Chargers. Rookie QBs are 12-33 in their first start on the road over the past 10 years in the…

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In a season featuring a litany of drops and close calls, Zay Jones was taken out of his rhythm just when things were starting to click. In the first half against the Jets two weeks ago, the rookie wide receiver looked like the player who set the NCAA's single-season catch record last year. He set a new career high for yardage in a game, totaling 40 yards and a touchdown…

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For going on three years now, the Bills have made it clear they want to run the football to set up the pass. And while most of the NFL has gotten pass-happier, Buffalo's philosophy was logical due to its ownership of the league's most efficient run game. Clearly, through nine contests in 2017, the Bills don't have the most efficient ground attack in pro football anym…

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When the Bills run: Negative plays have killed the running game this season. According to pro-football-reference.com, the Bills have 73 rushing attempts that have gone for no gain or lost yardage. That is tied for second most in the NFL with the Jets, just one behind the L.A. Rams’ 74. Buffalo’s average of 3.8 yards per rush ranks tied for 22nd in the NFL. If the Bills…

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Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito signed off his phone call this way: "We're taking Peterman all the way to Minnesota, baby." Incognito dialed up "The Tim Graham Show" on Sports Radio 1270 The Fan to discuss Wednesday's news rookie Nathan Peterman has replaced Tyrod Taylor as the starting quarterback. Incognito also tripled down on his criticism of Thursday nig…

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ESPN Monday Night Football analyst Jon Gruden had Nathan Peterman as part of his quarterback camp in April before the NFL Draft. Gruden said at the time that he thought Peterman was "going to be a real good pro quarterback. I just have a real confidence in that." On the day that Bills named Peterman as the starter to replace Tyrod Taylor, The Buffalo News checked in …

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Rookie Nathan Peterman was named the Buffalo Bills' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Here are five things to know about him: 1. He put up big-time college numbers in a pro-style offense. Pittsburgh averaged 40.92 points per game last year, setting a school record. Peterman went 398 of 662 for 5,236 yards and 47 touchdowns, and als…

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Players inside the Buffalo Bills' locker room were just as surprised as everyone else Wednesday when they learned the team was making a quarterback change. As such, they were still processing coach Sean McDermott's decision to bench Tyrod Taylor in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman after practice. "Guys really didn't voice their opinions about it," running back LeSean …

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Nathan Peterman's first starting assignment will be knotty. The Buffalo Bills are switching to their rookie quarterback for a road game. Three hours away, no less. Ten-year veterans have trouble adapting to playing in the Pacific time zone. Peterman must prepare for the Los Angeles Chargers in four days, one of which will be spent on an airplane. One of the most s…

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Kelvin Benjamin might not realize it yet, but he should be hopeful about the shift from Tyrod Taylor to Nathan Peterman. One of Taylor's best assets is his superb protection of the football, his extreme avoidance of interceptions. But he takes that trait to a fault with his reluctance to pull the trigger. As has been written and said so many times, Taylor is not an a…

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Below are the Buffalo Bills' snap counts for the 2017 season, with some observations from the Week 10 loss to the New Orleans Saints. • It didn't take wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin long to get up to speed on the Bills' offense. He led his position group with 41 snaps. Deonte Thompson getting more snaps than Jordan Matthews (39 to 36) was interesting, while Andre Holme…