For weeks the Redskins had more questions than answers for their running game. After three strong weeks to start the season, the run game failed to deliver as the season wore on.
In the Redskins' four games before Sunday's 47-14 victory over the New Orleans Saints, they didn't surpass 52 yards as a team at any point. [
Chris Thompson got more than that on his own Sunday, and he was just the team's third leading rusher.
Of his 54 yards, 38 came on one run in the second quarter.
On 1st and 10 from their own 43-yard line, quarterback Kirk Cousins handed it off to the third-year Florida State product.
Thompson quickly burst passed the initial line of defense before cutting up field and gaining a total of 38 yards. Only a Jairus Byrd tackle saved the Saints from possibility giving up an even bigger run or possibly a touchdown.
Four plays later, Dustin Hopkins converted on one of his four field goal attempts on the day.