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[Social Robotics] [default] The Buffalo Bills are going with newly signed journeyman

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 Matt Barkley as their starting quarterback Jason Croom Jerseys 2019 , rather than provide turnover-prone Nathan Peterman another chance.The Bills ruled out injured rookie Josh Allen on Saturday and announced Barkley is expected to start against the New York Jets on Sunday. Barkley gets the nod ahead of Peterman despite having just two weeks of practice experience since signing Oct. 30.Barkley will become the fourth quarterback to start for the team this season, and third in three weeks. It will be his first start in two years since going 1-5 with the Chicago Bears in 2016.Allen will miss his fourth straight game since spraining his right throwing elbow in a 20-13 loss at Houston on Oct. 14. The first-round pick practiced on a limited basis this week and will get additional time to recuperate with Buffalo entering its bye week after playing the Jets.Veteran backup Derek Anderson had already been ruled out with a concussion.The Bills also announced starting rookie middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has been cleared to play after missing one game with a concussion. They also promoted receiver Robert Foster from the practice squad and released linebacker Ramon Humber.Buffalo (2-7) has lost four straight and is off to its worst start since losing eight of its first nine games in 2010.The game between the two AFC East teams will feature a matchup of backups rather than first-round picks.The Jets (3-6) are starting 39-year-old Josh McCown with rookie Sam Darnold sidelined by a strained right foot. Darnold was drafted third overall, four spots ahead of Allen.Barkley is on his sixth team in six seasons since being selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round of the 2013 draft. He was most recently in Cincinnati before being cut by the Bengals in September after hurting his knee in a preseason game."It hasn't maybe been the plan I signed up for when I thought of going to the NFL," Barkley said of his pro career, which came after he set numerous school records as a four-year starter at Southern California. "But from what I've been able to learn along the way, I think I'm in a great spot right now."Overall, Barkley has gone 159 for 266 for 1,911 yards passing with eight touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 11 NFL appearances.That's much better than Peterman's production since being selected in the fifth round of the 2017 draft.Peterman has thrown seven interceptions in four appearances this season White Rafael Bush Jerseys , including three in a 41-9 loss to Chicago last weekend. Overall, he's thrown 12 interceptions in eight appearances and is best remembered for getting picked off five times in the first half of a 54-24 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers a year ago.The Bills offense has struggled no matter who's started this season.Buffalo has scored a league-worst 96 points and just two touchdowns in its past four games. The quarterbacks have combined for just three touchdowns passing and 16 interceptions, including five by Allen. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Always the perfectionist, that Aaron Rodgers.The Green Bay Packers quarterback looked a little more mobile playing for a third straight week with a brace on his injured left knee. But he felt like he didn’t have his best day on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.The defense had his back.The Packers had seven sacks and pitched a shutout for the first time in eight years in a 22-0 win over the Buffalo Bills.“Yeah, we were championship defensive level and non-playoff team offensive level today. That was not great by any stretch of the imagination,” Rodgers said.And that was after a shutout.Rodgers was 22 of 40 for 298 yards with one touchdown. Green Bay (2-1-1) had decisive edges in total offense (423-145) and first downs (22-11).Rodgers also threw an interception off a deflected pass and fumbled the ball away on a sack early in the fourth quarter. The offense wasn’t as productive in the second half after a fast start.“It was as bad as we’ve played on offense with that many yards in a long time,” Rodgers said.When considering that the two-time NFL MVP is playing through an injury Rafael Bush Jerseys 2019 , and that the offense didn’t have Randall Cobb because of a sore hamstring, the Packers weren’t actually that bad. Two 52-yard field goals from Mason Crosby helped bail the offense out, too.“Aaron’s just gutting it out, I thought he played really well,” coach Mike McCarthy said. “I think what he’s fighting through is a tremendous asset to our football team.”The Bills (1-3) were much worse.Rookie quarterback Josh Allen accounted for three turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble late in the fourth quarter that stood on review. He was 16 of 33 for 151 yards.The Bills had a much tougher time on the road in the NFC North, a week after a stunning win at heavily favored Minnesota.“I take this one on my shoulders,” Allen said. “We can only go as far as the quarterback goes.”BILLS BITSBuffalo did manage to force Rodgers to throw his first interception of the year . But a 16-0 lead at the half was more than enough cushion against Buffalo’s feeble offense. Even the return of running back LeSean McCoy White Matt Milano Jerseys , who missed a game because of a rib injury, didn’t help Buffalo.“We were out of rhythm on offense. We needed to find some consistency,” coach Sean McDermott said.GOING TO GRAHAMRodgers and Jimmy Graham connected on their first touchdown pass of the year . Signed in the offseason as a free agent, the athletic tight end made his first official Lambeau Leap after a touchdown earlier this season was wiped out by a flag.“Usually they come in bunches, so hopefully this is the beginning,” said Graham, who finished with 21 yards on three catches.ANOTHER AARONAaron Jones added 65 yards and a score on 11 carries for the Packers, who slowed in the second half after a fast start on offense. A slasher with big-play ability Matt Milano Jerseys 2019 , Jones could eventually emerge as the top ballcarrier in the Packers’ crowded backfield.PACKER POUNDINGA physical defense for Green Bay held the Bills to eight punts and three turnovers on their first 11 drives. Kyler Fackrell had three sacks.Things went so well for the D that linebacker Clay Matthews was credited for a half-sack after drawing roughing-the-passer penalties in each of the first three weeks.“We’ve got to make sure we establish the line of scrimmage and that sets up the running game, that sets up the pass game,” McDermott said. “But you’ve got to make sure you’re winning your one-on-one, whatever that is.”INJURIESMcCoy finished with 24 yards on five carries, and 13 yards on three receptions. He walked out of the locker room after the game with what appeared his left hand heavily wrapped. … Bills WR Kelvin Benjamin had one catch for 34 yards before leaving in the third quarter to be evaluated for a head injury… S Micah Hyde had a disappointing return to Lambeau after leaving in the first quarter with a groin injury. Hyde left the Packers as a free agent after the 2016 season. … Packers WR Geronimo Allison left in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion.UP NEXTBills: Host Tennessee Titans on Sunday.Packers: Visit Detroit Lions on Sunday.
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