Josh Allen Injured, Bills Fall to Texans
I call him the turnover machine and for the life of me I don't know why he's still on the team. Quarterback Nathan Peterman's pick six with the game on the line cost the Buffalo Bills another football game. And for good measure he added another pick to seal the Houston Texans 20-13 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Give him credit for a nice touchdown throw to Zay Jones to put the Bills in the lead 13-10. But after the Texans came back to tie it on a field goal and the Bills in position to win it with a field goal of their own, Peterman telegraphed a sideline throw to Kelvin Benjamin and it was an easy pickoff for Houston's game-winning touchdown with 1:23 left to play. Still, the Bills still had time to salvage something with a long drive, but Peterman gave that away too with another interception.
It spoiled a great effort by the defense who sacked Houston quarterback Deshaun Jackson seven times, intercepted him twice, recovered a fumble and held the Texans to 216 total yards. But the Bills just couldn't overcome the turnover machine and a special teams unit that lost the ball on a punt return and allowed a blocked punt. Both of those miscues led to short drives accounting for 10 points.
Rookie Josh Allen was injured in the third quarter when his elbow was struck by the helmet of a Texans player - a play that should have been flagged for roughing the passer. Regardless, it forced Peterman into the game, but why is the guy is still on the team after his disastrous history. Nice guy? Sure. But you really have to question his future in the NFL.
If Allen can't go next week against Indianapolis I'd hate to think they'd start Peterman in his place. The Bills absolutely should consider Derek Anderson as the starter.
The Bills drop to 2-4 and fall into last place in the AFC East.