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National media crucifies McDermott for Peterman decision

When he made the now-infamous move to bench quarterback Tyrod Taylor in favor of Nathan Peterman Wednesday, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott made clear that the decision was his alone.

He’ll now have to live with the responsibility for that decision after Peterman’s abysmal performance in the first half Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, leading McDermott to replace him with Taylor in the third quarter.

Peterman threw five interceptions — tied for the most ever for a Bills rookie — in the first half. His passer rating was an ugly 17.9.

Bucky Gleason's Hot Read: For Peterman and Bills, it couldn't have gone any worse

The national media — which, generally, was more skeptical of the move than the local media — crucified McDermott on Sunday, as the Bills’ blowout loss to Los Angeles unfolded.

Some jokingly put themselves in the shoes of Taylor — who wasn’t shy about his displeasure with McDermott’s decision during the week.

Maybe the most surprising thing about the whole situation: after three straight blowout losses and the disastrous Peterman performance, the Bills are still tied for a playoff spot.

Vic Carucci's Points After: Chargers 54, Bills 24

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