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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Sean McDermott waiting to name a quarterback

Bills rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman legitimately had one of the worst games in NFL history Sunday, throwing five interceptions in the first half before being relieved by Tyrod Taylor. But Monday, coach Sean McDermott said he wasn't ready to announce a starter for this week's game in Kansas City.

Still evaluating right now,” McDermott said, possibly to make game preparation more difficult for the Chiefs. “Still evaluating, and we'll take it one day at a time right now."

The options: The Bills can either start the quarterback with the lowest interception percentage in NFL history or the quarterback with the highest interception percentage in NFL history.

Bucky Gleason: Since the Bills can no longer have it both ways – winning now and winning in the future – all that's left is the future, and that means playing Nathan Peterman.

Already? Tony Kornheiser thinks Sean McDermott should be fired for Nathan Peterman debacle.

Rough go in Pegulaville: Terry Pegula entrusted both the Bills and Sabres to first-time head coaches with defensive backgrounds. Things are going so well right now.

Text messages from Bills fans: I got one Sunday night from an out-of-town friend who said the last three weeks made him embarrassed to tell people he was a Bills fan for the first time ever. Tim Graham got some even better text messages and turned them into a column here.


Playoff outlook: Believe it or not, the Bills are still tied for a wild-card spot despite their terrible slide.

Injury news: McDermott said Kelvin Benjamin didn't suffer any ligament damage in his knee after leaving Sunday's game with an injury, but that doesn't mean he's in the clear. Micah Hyde should be, though.

Mark Gaughan's Film Breakdown: Even bringing in extra blockers couldn't prevent Peterman's meltdown.

Film breakdown II: The Bills' blitzes are not getting to the quarterback.

Three up, three down: Put LeSean McCoy in the up category after Sunday's game. Lorenzo Alexander is down.

What They Said: Sean McDermott on the QB situation and injury updates; Bills coordinators Rick Dennison and Leslie Frazier on picking up the pieces; KC coach Andy Reid on getting back in rhythm.

What to know about the Chiefs: They're struggling after a hot start, too. These aren't the same Chiefs that dismantled the Patriots in the season opener.

What's up with Alex Smith lately? The Chiefs aren't likely to turn to rookie Patrick Mahomes, but still, what happened to Smith?

Advanced Stats: The Bills' edge-rushing group couldn't get out of its rut vs. Chargers.

Why does the Bills defense stink? It isn't just the lack of pass rush. Here's examining the recent struggles of the Bills linebacker trio.

Trivia: When was the last time the Bills allowed 50 points twice in one season?

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