Tyrod Taylor has no ligament damage in knee, considered day-to-day

Just how much sleep did Sean Mc Dermott lose this week preparing for the Patriots? Not sure but he knows the history of futility Buffalo holds over the Patriots

Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor would be carted to the locker room with a knee injury against the New England Patriots, and out for the game. Rookie quarterback Nate Peterman and Joe Webb will get the reps in practice. Taylor returned to the starting lineup last week, helping the Bills to a 16-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

After 41 games, the Bills know exactly what they have in Taylor. The rookie fifth-round pick threw five interceptions in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers two weeks ago.

And Buffalo's coach had nothing more to say Monday about Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski pile-driving into the back of cornerback Tre'Davious White's head. He says Reilly is great example for working hard and doing things the right way.

Meanwhile, the Bills placed both defensive end Shaq Lawson (ankle) and wide receiver Jordan Matthews (knee) on injured reserve. McDermott said any discipline for Gronkowski will be issued by the league and he has no comment. If the Bills continue to ride Taylor out until they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs - which might not come until Week 17 - the next opportunity for Peterman to see live action would be in August.

Taylor has topped 200 yards passing just four times this season, and hasn't done so since going 29 of 40 for 285 yards in a 34-21 loss to the New York Jets on November 2. He made some plays with his feet, escaping sacks and rushing for 32 yards, but he also undermined the argument that he is turnover-averse by telegraphing a first-quarter interception at the goal line to former Bills practice squadder Eric Lee. That includes Taylor going 19 of 29 for 183 yards and a touchdown in a 16-10 win at Kansas City on November 26.

Taylor threw an interception from the 6 on Buffalo's opening drive, and Peterman threw an incompletion from the 1 on fourth down in the fourth quarter.

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