He is a folklore in Bills Country. For all of the erroneous reasons. He completed five passes to the other team in the first half against the Chargers in the 54-24 loss in 2017. How the heck he was named the starter that next season is beyond me. The man is Peterman. Nathan Peterman. NFL Quarterback.
Peterman’s historically bad performances in the Queen City provided job security for Derek Anderson, Matt Barkley and even quickly aided Tyrod Taylor’s quest to recapture the starting position from Nate.
Some might say that Nate expedited the development of Josh Allen. Not by mentoring him. But by completing only five of 18 passes with two interceptions as the short-lived starter. His poor play gave Josh Allen the opportunity to get on the field in his rookie year, which was not the plan. Then again, the Bills went into that season with only Nathan Peterman ahead of the kid Allen. That means that the Bills knew they were an injury away from Josh playing. Or an unprecedented horrible performance by Nate.
Peterman just keeps on giving to this very day. He threw the Hail Mary pass that was intercepted, helping the Bills beat the Chicago Bears to secure the AFC East title for the third consecutive season. Merry Christmas from the Peterman family to yours.
Prior to the interception, Peterman successfully completed two passes, tossed a successful interception-free incomplete pass and successfully executed spiking the ball to stop the clock. Had it not been for the flawless execution, he never would have been in the position to heave that magnificent pick. No more comments about him not throwing the ball to a Buffalo Bill. He did. It was a thing of beauty. Too bad it was in a season where he played for Chicago.
Things we know about the Buffalo Bills this week
The Buffalo Bills clinched the AFC East for the third consecutive season, defeating the Chicago Bears 35-13 in the coldest regular season road game in Bills history.
The Bills certainly can run the ball. Devin Singletary tallied 106 grounds rushing. James Cook raced for 99 yards. And they still found ways for Josh Allen to trot for 41 yards. All three of these players also ran for a touchdown.
Stefon Diggs recorded over 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards for the third consecutive season.
Gabe Davis tied his own career high with seven touchdown catches.
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