Colts vs. Bills: 3 causes for concern in Week 7

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With rookie quarterback Josh Allen out for the immediate future after suffering an elbow injury during Sunday's loss to the Houston Texans, Buffalo Bills Coach Sean McDermott faced an unenviable dilemma: Should he start veteran Derek Anderson, even though he has been with the team for all of a week and has started exactly four games over the past seven seasons, or Nathan Peterman, who has been a bad National Football League quarterback.

Peterman opened the season as the Bills' starter, but was quickly replaced by Allen after Peterman completed just 27.8 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions in the season opener.

McDermott also said a second medical opinion on the injury confirmed the initial diagnosis after the first-round pick was hurt in the third quarter of a 20-13 loss at Houston last week.

Allen is undergoing an MRI on his elbow today and it seems very likely he will miss at least one game.


The Buffalo Bills will start veteran Derek Anderson over Nathan Peterman at quarterback Sunday versus the Indianapolis Colts, head coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday. He said there's no plan at this point for the quarterback to have surgery.

Unfortunately, Peterman was behind center for the Buffalo Bills.

Anderson's best season in Cleveland came in 2007, when he threw for 29 touchdowns and 19 interceptions while leading the Browns to a 10-6 record, their best since returning as an expansion franchise in 1999.

Though Anderson is new to Buffalo, the Bills are familiar with him.

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