Nathan Peterman was forced to enter the Bills game against the Texans when starter Josh Allen went down with an elbow injury. His performance was memorable, but for the wrong reasons.
Peterman threw a critical pick-6 late in the fourth quarter that gave Houston the lead and followed with another interception on the next possession as Buffalo fell 20-13. He discussed the turnovers with reporters after the game.
“Just a bad decision,” Peterman said about the first interception (via Syracuse.com). “Can’t chalk it up to anything more than that. But this is something I’m going to learn from.”
Bills coach Sean McDermott said Peterman has to “take what the defense gives” him.
“We have to have more respect for the football,” McDermott said. “I thought (Peterman) tried to force the football in those situations, and you can’t do that.”
Peterman began 2018 as Buffalo’s starter. But, he completed just 27.8 percent of his passes and threw two interceptions in the season opener and was replaced by Allen. Peterman also tallied five interceptions in two appearances in 2017.
Peterman said he’s “trying to get better every day.”
“I thought there are just so many lessons out there for me to learn and get better from,” Peterman added. “I love this game. I put everything I have into this game. I prepare as hard as I can every week.”
Peterman did tally his first touchdown of the season on a 16-yard pass to receiver Zay Jones early in the fourth quarter.