Going into this week, there was come excitement of the new starting quarterback, Nate Peterman. Some saying that this is our new guy. Five interceptions and a trip to the bench later, Bills fans are scratching their heads.
The fourth play of the game, wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin was carted off after hurting his leg. Coach says they are evaluating the injury. Even before he hit the locker room, he was declared out. This hurt the game. With Jordan Matthews and now Benjamin out, the Bills lost their top two guys.
When it came to the five interceptions. Their were two defensive touchdowns’
for the Chargers. First came when DiMarco bounced the ball up and Denzel Perryman intercepted it and returned it 59 yards for a touchdown. The second one happened when Tyrod Taylor was stripped of the ball on a sack by Joey Bosa. Melvin Ingram recovered the fumble and returned it 18 yards for the touchdown.
Taylor replaced Peterman after his fifth and final interception of the night.
Peterman was just not getting the job done. I think the Bills put him in the worst possible position. They put him in Week 11 and a must win game to have a better chance in the playoff’s. I feel bad for him. He deserves a chance, but this wasn’t it.
When it came to the run, LeSean McCoy has 13 attempts for 114 yards and 2 touchdown’s. He currently ranks number in running backs in fantasy on NFL.com. In my opinion, he was the best player on the Bills side. He should some elusive runs throughout the game.
One big factor was the offensive line. No Cordy Glenn and no John Miller. That hurt especially playing against Joey Bosa. Peterman was pressured 2/3 of the time and had to get rid of the ball. Especially as a rookie starting his first game.
“Who’s starting at QB next week is neither here nor there today…We’re 5-5, as a team, we need to fix this and get back to winning moving forward”
The defense wasn’t impressive at all. Missed tackles and bad covering led to big passes by Phillip Rivers. Which led to lots of touchdowns for the Chargers. Micah Hyde was injured midway into the game and did not return. That definitely hurt the secondary.
The team needs to regroup and asses the situation. It may be silly, but to have a winning culture and having Sean McDermott as your head coach. In word of McDermott “We never lose, we learn”. I really think that’s the way to go. As much as you can be frustrated, there is a game ahead and we need to prepare to win.
“I’m confident in this team. Teams go through stretches like this. We have to manage this down turn”
It is time to study and re-coorperate. McDermott has trust in Tyrod. This week in practice, coaches will evaluate and make their decision.
Next, the Bills head down to Kansas City to play the Chiefs.