When the Colts get to Buffalo on Sunday, the Bills may be missing a key member of their offense. Will that disadvantage affect the Bills enough for the Colts to come out on top?
Tyrod Taylor was hit hard on the first play of Sunday’s game against the Patriots. He made it through a good portion of the game after that, but he left during the 4th quarter. It was later announced that he suffered a bruised patellar tendon. The latest reports say that he is day-to-day with this injury.
Because it is unclear whether Taylor will take the field, two very different offenses could square up against the Colts. Taylor is the most talented signal-caller on their roster, and his backup has not proven himself yet this year. Nathan Peterman would hear his name called should Taylor be unable to play, and this probably scares Bills fans.
When he started against the Chargers two weeks ago, Peterman memorably threw five interceptions in the first half. Taylor had been benched for that game, but Peterman’s poor performance forced them to turn back to Taylor.
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When Taylor left the game this Sunday, Peterman took the reins again. Yet again, he did not fare well going 6 for 15 on his passes, but he did not throw any interceptions. His appearances so far this year could possibly be flukes, but they could also be true reflections of his capabilities as an NFL quarterback.
Come Sunday there are several questions to be asked. If Taylor plays, will he be as effective and mobile as he is capable of being? If Peterman starts, will he finally perform like the Bills hoped he would when they started him two weeks ago, or will he continue to miss his targets and make mistakes?
If Taylor sits and Peterman doesn’t come to play on Sunday, the Colts could be presented with a good chance at their first win since Week 9.