Buffalo coach Sean McDermott addresses the media after the Bills’ 20-13 loss to the Houston Texans.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen exited the game in the third quarter with a right elbow injury in the loss to the Houston Texans.
Allen was sandwiched between two Houston defenders after competing a 39-yard pass to Kelvin Benjamin in the third quarter. Allen winced after the play and Bills coach Sean McDermott was visibly upset that a late hit penalty wasn’t called.
Allen stayed in the game for one play — an incomplete pass — but held his right arm after the play and eventually walked to the sideline. His arm was wrapped as he sat on the bench.
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He was replaced by Nathan Peterman. The Bills signed veteran quarterback Derek Anderson earlier in the week but he is inactive against the Texans, meaning if Allen can’t return the Bills’ hope for a rally rests on the shoulders of Peterman.
Peterman threw a 16-yard TD pass to Zay Jones to give the Bills their first lead of the game.
Oh, no. Peterman had a chance to win the game but threw a pick-six to Johnathan Joseph with 1:23 left. It gave Houston a 20-13 lead.
Peterman was picked off again with 23 seconds left to end any hopes of a Bills drive to send the game into overtime. The Bills lost 20-13.
Peterman has nine career interceptions in six games.
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