Bills head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday that Peterman would start at quarterback Sunday against the Chargers, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports. "I've been impressed with the maturity from Nathan Peterman. I'm comfortable making a calculated risk to try and get us where we need to go," McDermott said.

Incumbent Tyrod Taylor's season-long numbers weren't especially bad, but the Bills have struggled mightily in losses to the Jets and Saints the last two weeks, with the quarterback submitting his worst outing of the season Sunday against New Orleans. As a result, 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 Sunday in relief duty, which was also his first regular-season action in the NFL. Peterman will at least benefit from having the recently acquired Kelvin Benjamin and a healthy Charles Clay in the lineup, something Taylor hasn't benefited from for much of the season.

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