The Colts travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills this Sunday. Buffalo’s uncertainty at the quarterback position could give Indianapolis a chance to pick up their fourth win of the year.
Tyrod Taylor was stripped of his starting job in favor of rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman when the Bills matched up with the Chargers in Week 11. Peterman, the former Pittsburgh product, didn’t last very long against Los Angeles as he threw 5 interceptions in the first half and was subsequently sent back to the bench giving Taylor his job back.
Taylor led the Bills to an upset win over the reeling Kansas City Chiefs in Week 12, but he was banged up in a loss to the Patriots last week, and he’s currently questionable for Sunday’s game against the Colts.
Indianapolis’ banged up secondary would love to see Peterman under center this week as the Colts barely have enough healthy defensive backs to field a team right now. Even if Taylor is healthy enough to suit up, his mobility will likely be limited which will make him much less effective.
The Bills’ offense is centered on the run game, and stuffing the run has been the one real strength of this Colts team. Indianapolis’ run defense entered last week’s game ranked 13th in that category, according to Football Outsiders, and they may be well-positioned to slow down LeSean McCoy and the rest of the Bills’ backfield on Sunday.
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
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