Bills bench Peterman, tab veteran Anderson to start at QB vs. Colts

Bills bench Peterman, tab veteran Anderson to start at QB vs. Colts

Bills bench Peterman, tab veteran Anderson to start at QB vs. Colts

But Anderson is experienced with moments of good play in his career, and the idea head coach Sean McDermott is afraid he'll lose the locker by going back to Peterman is interesting.

With rookie Josh Allen sidelined, the Buffalo Bills will turn to a veteran under center.

Buffalo signed Anderson last week and according to the Democrat & Chronicles' Steve Bradley, he was brought on to serve as a mentor for Allen.

Pressure from the Colts exterior linemen in Jabaal Sheard, the eight-year defensive end from Pitt, and Jihad Ward, a third-year IL product, will be some names to watch as the Bills' tackles must be able to get their hands on them to give Anderson time to feel out this game.

A second medical opinion confirmed Allen shouldn't require surgery on his sprain and he is still week to week, McDermott said. Nathan Peterman opened the campaign as Buffalo's starter, but was supplanted by Allen after Week 1. After his first drive against the Houston Texans resulted in a touchdown on Sunday, Peterman threw a pair of interceptions - one of which ended up being a game-losing pick-six with just over a minute remaining in the game.

Sunday's contest against the Colts will mark Anderson's first start since the 2016 season.

The following week Anderson was given the start due to the severity of Newton's injury as the Panthers took on and lost to the Bucs, 17-14. Anderson attempted just eight passes in three appearances as a backup in Carolina past year. Kickoff for Sunday's contest is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET from Lucas Oil Stadium.

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