Tyrod Taylor was oddly removed as the starting quarterback two weeks ago in favor of rookie fifth-round pick, Nathan Peterman. Peterman had a horrific performance, completing more passes to the Los Angeles Chargers, his opponent, than Bills. As a result, Taylor was re-inserted into the starting lineup last week and led the team to a victory over the reeling Kansas City Chiefs.
Taylor will look to make it two consecutive upset victories since he has been renamed the starter. The Patriots have to be unhappy that he is the starter again as he presents some challenges for them.
Taylor is arguably the best rushing quarterback in the league. He presents a true dual threat as he is super efficient throwing the ball and arguably more dangerous with his legs than his arm.
New England will have to make sure to stick to their assignments against Taylor. One mistake and he can take off extending drives for the Bills and be gashing the defense for long gains. Keeping Taylor in the pocket, where his athleticism cannot be as dangerous, is key.
Can the Patriots keep Taylor in the pocket and limit his scrambling abilities? It will be one of the keys to knocking off their rivals. You can be sure Taylor will be motivated for this game as he is possibly auditioning for a starting job elsewhere next season.