Josh Allen is “week to week” with elbow injury

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Bills rookie quarterback Josh Allen left Sunday’s loss to the Texans with a right elbow injury and coach Sean McDermott provided an update on Allen’s condition when he met with the media on Monday.

McDermott described Allen’s outlook as “week to week.” The coach was then asked if that meant that Allen is definitely going to miss the team’s Week Seven trip to Indianapolis to face the Colts.

“We’ll see. I’ll know a little more tomorrow, but we’ll see,” McDermott said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.

Allen was replaced by Nathan Peterman, who threw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter that put the Bills up 13-10 in the fourth quarter. The Texans tied the game with a field goal and Peterman then threw an interception that Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph returned for a touchdown. Peterman capped the game with another interception, which gives him nine in 79 career passing attempts.

McDermott did not say that Peterman will start if Allen can’t play. The Bills signed veteran Derek Anderson last week and he was inactive against Houston.

28 responses to “Josh Allen is “week to week” with elbow injury

  1. Hurts to watch him have to stand behind that line and throw to no one. Ruining his career

  2. If the Bills keep Peterman the interception machine as QB during that time, then more players will quit in mid game.

  3. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    The future looks good at quarterback for Buffalo. Allen has the arm, guts and competitiveness to win. Peterman has to go. Anderson is the mentor Allen needed

    I live in western NY and sometimes listening to Bills fans makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills. How can you look at what you’ve seen an honestly tell yourself the future looks good at quarterback? The dude has thrown for 80 yards or less in 3 games, man!! In two more games he has thrown for less than 200 That’s not good, that’s bad. Now he may eventually come around, but nothing he has shown would lead any rational person to believe that there is a good chance of that happening.

  4. It frustrates me that somebody gets paid a lot more than I do to draft Josh Allen over Josh Rosen. My scouting report would’ve been a lot cheaper and more accurate.

    Allen was an average-mediocre QB at Wyoming in the Mountain West. But he has a big arm, so of course he should adapt to the NFL just fine.

  5. The Bills only “plan” was to draft a so-called “franchise QB”. That was it. They had no plan to provide him with a veteran QB “mentor”, or a quarterback coach. They were just determined to save money by getting rid of Taylor. They’ve also done a poor job of providing him with talented wide receivers. I think they really want to tank the season, but the two early victories provided false hope that they would compete. I think Bills fans need to be patient as if this was a college program: Lets give this regime time to get “their guys” into the system before pulling the rip cord.

  6. As a bills who was optimistic even tho he was number 5 qb this year I honestly think it’s a wasted pick. They knew they were going to suck this year they should haveused their picks elsewhere last year and they’d have their pick of top guys this year.

  7. Derek Anderson is still a very good QB. The Bills should decide on Allen early in the week and give Anderson lots of reps with the starters if Allen can’t go.

  8. Rosen would be no better than Allen behind that offensive line. There is a lacklack of receivers and running game.

  9. Derek Anderson? Are the Bills going “Weekend At Bernie’s” at QB? They just can’t take the risk of having Allen suffer even bigger problems by rushing him back? [see keeping RG III in a football game while he was really hurt… he was never the same].

  10. jcampol says:
    October 15, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    October 15, 2018 at 4:50 pm
    The future looks good at quarterback for Buffalo. Allen has the arm, guts and competitiveness to win. Peterman has to go. Anderson is the mentor Allen needed
    I live in western NY and sometimes listening to Bills fans makes me feel like I’m taking crazy pills. How can you look at what you’ve seen an honestly tell yourself the future looks good at quarterback? The dude has thrown for 80 yards or less in 3 games, man!! In two more games he has thrown for less than 200 That’s not good, that’s bad. Now he may eventually come around, but nothing he has shown would lead any rational person to believe that there is a good chance of that happening.

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    Allen is 20years old. Between dropped passes, penalties and Ineffective receivers (Benjamin is a joke) Jones is invisible except for his one score and Holmes would be a good CFL player. Let’s see how Allen would look with Hopkins Julio Jones or Antonio Brown.

  11. There must be something in the water that flows past Detroit, then past Cleveland, then past Buffalo. No other way to describe it.

  12. Let’s be real here with Allen..
    Allen’s passing yardage and overall numbers are being killed by drops, penalties and overall inept receivers who have zero talent. He had a huge reception taken away by one of many procedure penalties by players far away from the actual play. Just silly.

  13. daddeeo says:
    October 15, 2018 at 4:59 pm
    So tired of seeing these crap teams drafting talented kids then ruining them the first year!
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    That’s kinda how the NFL works. Losing teams get high draft picks. Or should have New England or Pittsburgh have gotten Meyfield Darnold or Allen?

  14. All rookie QB’s should be required to set out one whole season before even sniffing the field!

  15. “Let’s be real here with Allen..
    Allen’s passing yardage and overall numbers are being killed by drops, penalties and overall inept receivers who have zero talent. He had a huge reception taken away by one of many procedure penalties by players far away from the actual play. Just silly.”

    Yes, let’s be real here. Those things certainly aren’t helping his cause by any means, but that’s not THE problem. Allen has been terrible. Shy of maybe Peterman, Allen has been the worst player on the field. He’s not set up to succeed, true, but 80 yards passing a game…that mostly a result of your own ineptitude. You could give him a star studded cast and that’s not going to suddenly make him great. Instead he’d be below average instead of terrible. But fear not, we’ll get to (aka be forced to) see him prove without a shadow of doubt that he’s not a franchise QB.

  16. Foles & a 4th for shady. If Allen misses time, they have NO shot and the guys in that locker room deserve a chance to win, plus I believe they’d get a 3rf round compensatory pick if they didn’t resign foles so it’s a 3rd & a 4th plus a chance to win games while letting their franchise player heal

  17. Foles & a 4th for shady?

    A SB MVP QB for a decent but 30 years old RB + 4th round pick? Highly doubtful dudes. Value of QBs >>> RBs

  18. Robert Zak says:
    October 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm
    Rosen would be no better than Allen behind that offensive line. There is a lacklack of receivers and running game.

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    Josh Rosen is thriving in Arizona behind a much worse line that ranks as the worst Offensive Line in the NFL dropping dimes all game long , making a handful of throws per game only a couple QB’s in the NFL can make. Rosen’s WR’s have dropped 6 perfectly placed TD passes in his 3 starts, he should of had 8TDs right now behind that line. The difference between Allen and Rosen is Josh Rosen actually knows how to play the position of QB and not only has a cannon but knows how to use it as an extremely accurate passer. Josh Rosen could definitely play and thrive behind that line, the Bills screwed the pooch once again drafting Allen when Rosen was on the board.

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