Leading up to last Sunday's game with Cincinnati, Bills head coach Dick Jauron said, 'If you perform, you'll play.' No one could argue that J.P. Losman performed and performed admirably in Buffalo's 33-21 win over the Bengals last Sunday. As a result Jauron named Losman his starting quarterback Tuesday for this weekend's game at Miami.
"J.P. Losman will start at quarterback against the Miami Dolphins," Jauron said a statement. "He did an outstanding job finishing the Jets game and in leading us to victory over the Bengals this past Sunday."
Jauron couldn't help but be impressed with Losman's performance against the Bengals when he went 24-34 for 295 yards with a touchdown and an interception good for a passer rating of 94.6.
"He played well," said Jauron Monday. "There are always plays every quarterback would like to have back, but he played well. He threw some tremendous balls, threw them with authority and moved it around."
Lee Evans and Josh Reed both posted season highs last Sunday in receptions. Evans had nine catches for 165 yards and a touchdown, while Reed had six catches for 55 yards.
More importantly the offense set season highs in nine statistical categories including completions, first downs, passing yards, third down completion percentage, total net yards, touchdowns and time of possession.
"I can't argue with the outcome and that's the main thing to get the 'W,'" said Jauron last Sunday concerning Losman's performance. "It was just a huge win and he came through for us."
On Buffalo's seven scoring drives Sunday, Losman was a very consistent 18-23 for 244 yards and a touchdown.
The fourth-year quarterback also has pretty good career numbers against the Dolphins.
In three starts against Miami, Losman is a combined 37-63 (59%) for 507 yards, with seven touchdowns and one interception for a passer rating of 114.9.
Losman led Buffalo to a season sweep of the Dolphins last season.