This season has certainly been frustrating for the second-year running back but Zack Moss had a great opportunity on Monday night to make a statement and show he can be a key part of this offense.
He had recently fallen out of the game plan with the emergence of Matt Breida and had only three rushing attempts against the Colts and was a healthy scratch against the New Orleans Saints. He was active on Monday night against the New England Patriots but was only able to muster 21 rushing yards on eight attempts with his longest run only going four yards.
It remains to be seen how much blame falls on Moss and how much falls on the blocking upfront because there is no running back that has been successful for the better part of two years now.
However, there were times that Moss had a chance to make a big play but didn’t show great vision. A perfect example was midway through the fourth quarter when the Bills had 1st and goal from the six-yard line. The play call was a run to the right and Moss ran it between Daryl Williams and Spencer Brown for no gain but if he had bounced it outside he would have likely found the end zone with no Patriots defenders likely to beat him to the pylon.
The Buffalo Bills are likely to try and make changes once again at the position to try and find a spark and it is hard to imagine Zack Moss will get many more opportunities moving forward this season.