Bills name Anderson the starting quarterback for Sunday

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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.

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Nathan Peterman replaced Allen against the Texans, and he of course threw two interceptions on 12 attempts (including what turned out to be the game-winning pick-six for Houston). He also hasn't been a regular starter since 2010 with the Arizona Cardinals, before making four starts in seven seasons (2011-2017) as Cam Newton's backup with the Carolina Panthers.

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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. Having a career completion percentage of 71.1 percent, looking at the numbers it's safe to say Anderson could be the interim solution in the absence of both Peterman and Allen.

Taking on the Colts this week, from a matchup point of view, the cards are in Anderson's favor.

Anderson obtained the starting nod just eight days after signing with the Bills. For his career, Anderson has started 47 games, throwing 60 touchdowns and 60 interceptions. The key to Anderson's success this weekend will be the Bills run game.

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