Bills will start Jeff Tuel at quarterback against Chiefs

The Bills will rely on Jeff Tuel against the 8-0 Chiefs. (USATSI)
The Bills will rely on Jeff Tuel against the 8-0 Chiefs. (USATSI)

Jeff Tuel will start for the Buffalo Bills Sunday against the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Bills have not announced a starter with Thad Lewis listed as doubtful, but Tuel, an undrafted free agent, will make his first start, the source said. Matt Flynn will be the primary backup and Lewis is not expected to be active.

Buffalo has sustained a steady barrage of quarterback injuries dating back to early in the preseason, when veteran Kevin Kolb suffered a freak injury, and then first-round pick EJ Manuel got hurt as well.

Manuel last played in a Thursday night loss to the Browns, when he suffered a knee injury, though he did return to practice in a limited capacity last week.

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