Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss made his 2021 NFL season debut in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, and after an early fumble, pushed on to have one of the best games of his professional career.

Moss scored two extremely tough touchdowns during the Bills’ 35-0 rout of the Dolphins in Miami Gardens, and making his performance all the more impressive, learning the Utah alum’s aunt died just two days prior.

During the postgame conference, Moss said he attended his aunt’s “funeral yesterday morning,” per WKBW’s Matthew Bove. Despite the family’s tragic loss, Moss was able to get both mentally and physically ready for Sunday’s game. “I just wanted to come out here and play,” Moss said.

 

Moss later tweeted, “I ust had to bury my aunt yesterday morning, play a game today that I fumbled in & then turn around and help my team win with 2 TDs! Life is all about ups and downs, only thing that matters is how you respond to those challenges.”

While Moss’s absence was not the sole reason for the Bills 23- 16 loss last week, it appeared to be a contributing factor. Last season, before injuring his ankle, Moss rushed for 481 yards and four touchdowns. During the playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts, Moss ran 21 yards on the ground, caught 14 passes for 95 yards, and a touchdown.