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Chris Thompson Steps Up With Two-Touchdown Performance

On 2 nd -and-6 with less than two minutes left in the first half and Washington up 13-10, quarterback Kirk Cousins delayed his handoff to Thompson before the shifty running back burst past an overly aggressive Rams’ defensive line.

Bursting past multiple Rams in the backfield, Thompson – aided by strong blocks from both guard Brandon Scherff and tight end Jordan Reed – cut into the middle of the field before outracing the entire defense for a 61-yard touchdown.

“Down at the end, Lamarcus Joyner almost caught me and it just reminded me of a situation we had during camp back in college,” Thompson said.

It was part of a big day for the ground game, as Thompson, Rob Kelley and Samaje Perine combined for 229 rushing yards.

Despite a sluggish third quarter from the offense and the Rams continue to fight back, Thompson was happy with how the Redskins remained resilient in the face of adversity.


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