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Buffalo Bills QB Derek Anderson Named Starter Over Nathan Peterman

A Buffalo Bills helmet sitting on a bench.

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: A Buffalo Bills helmet sits on the bench before the game against the New York Jets at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

Over the weekend, rookie quarterback Josh Allen suffered an elbow injury in the Buffalo Bills loss to Houston. An MRI revealed Allen suffered an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow, most commonly associated with Tommy John surgery.

The good news for the Bills is that Allen won't need surgery, but he will be sidelined for a few weeks as he recovers from the injury. With Allen sidelined during Buffalo's game against the Texans, Nathan Peterman came into the game as the backup.

Peterman struggled completing 6 of 12 passes for 61 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Bills head coach Sean McDermott was in danger of "losing the locker room" if he started Peterman at quarterback this weekend against the Indianapolis Colts.

McDermott apparently got the message.

Anderson will start this Sunday when the Bills travel to Indianapolis to take on Andrew Luck and the Colts.

Can Anderson get his first win since 2014?