The Kansas City Chiefs still aren’t sure which quarterback they’ll be defending against on Sunday as they play the Buffalo Bills.
The Kansas City Chiefs will, at some point, this week, pick themselves up off the mat and ready themselves for their next opponent after suffering an embarrassing loss to the previously 1-8 New York Giants. The Buffalo Bills are up next on the schedule, but Kansas City might have a difficult time preparing for their offense without knowing exactly who their quarterback will be.
So far, McDermott isn’t sure whether or not he will make the same decision he did in Week 11 by starting rookie Nathan Peterman, their fifth round choice out of Pittsburgh, or go with veteran Tyrod Taylor, who has been the team’s starter all year until last week. Taylor did come back in to start for Buffalo in Week 11 after Peterman’s frustrating performance which featured five interceptions in one half.
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For the Chiefs, the inability to prepare for a single quarterback could prove problematic since they’ve already had such a tough time defeating teams in recent weeks. Taylor and Peterman are quite different, as Peterman has a stronger arm and is more capable of downfield strikes while Taylor offers a rushing dimension at quarterback which would require a spy on the part of Chiefs linebackers or safeties.
Taylor lost his only start against the Chiefs in his career, but he had a stellar game statistically, completing 21 of 38 of his passes for 291 yards with 3 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. He also had 46 yards rushing on the afternoon.
The Chiefs host the Bills on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium in the hopes of reversing their fortunes from the previous five games—a stretch of four losses and five overall poor performances.