Bills to start Nathan Peterman, bench Tyrod Taylor

Bills to start Nathan Peterman, bench Tyrod Taylor

However, McDermott changed his tune Wednesday, announcing that Peterman would start Sunday when the Bills face the Los Angeles Chargers when addressing the media during his press conference.

So the Bills will turn to the fifth-round rookie out of Pittsburgh and see where that leads after Peterman completed seven of 10 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown in sub duty Sunday, which was also his first National Football League regular-season action.

Taylor completed nine of 18 passes for 56 yards before being replaced by rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman with less than five minutes remaining in the game.

Tyrod Taylor, battered by the Saints, is headed for the bench.

Peterman came in late in Sunday's game against New Orleans, throwing for 79 garbage-time yards and a touchdown, completing seven of 10 attempts.

"I thought he did some good things", McDermott said of Peterman after Sunday's game.

"We are in the playoff hunt, and we are always focused on becoming the best team possible", McDermott said. In 38 games as the Bills' starter, Taylor went 19-18 and threw 47 touchdowns to go along with 15 interception. "Obviously, got us into the end zone, so that was a positive".