QB Index, Week 11: Fallout from Tyrod Taylor benching

New Orleans broke the Bills on Sunday. First, Buffalo’s spirit was shattered by 298 Saints rushing yards in one of the greatest platonic ideals of power football recorded this century. Then, the Bills’ logic split open Wednesday when coach Sean McDermott announced quarterback Tyrod Taylor would be benched for rookie fifth-round pick Nathan Peterman.

A team built around its defense and turnover margin gave up 81 points in two embarrassing weeks, so they switched out the overachieving veteran quarterback after giving him one game with his new No. 1 receiver. Got it.

This is a move some expected in August, because Taylor is a remnant of the old Bills regime, while Peterman’s a hand-picked prospect by the new guard. But that was during Taylor’s difficult preseason, not after an encouraging nine-game stretch where he became one of the reasons the Bills are in position to make their first playoff appearance in 18 years.

Taylor is coming off his worst game of the season, having taken too many checkdowns in long-yardage situations against New Orleans. But that was a full-scale meltdown by the entire Bills team, especially

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