Morris revives run game and Redskins win

Morris revives run game and Redskins win
November 3, 2013, 7:00 pm
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In the second half of Washington's collapse last week in Denver, the Redskins got away from the run game and it cost the team.

This week, the Redskins did not make the same mistake. Running back Alfred Morris had his best game of the season, and he got a season high 25 carries to go for 121 yards and a touchdown.

"We didn’t have to get away from our run game just because we were behind on the scoreboard," Morris said after the game.

With the 30-24 overtime win over San Diego, the Redskins moved to 10-1 all-time in games where Morris gets more than 20 carries.

"We know the type of offense we are," Morris said. "We haven't been showing it all year, but we are a high-powered offense just like we were last year."

Clearly when Morris succeeds, the team does as well.

"Alfred’s a heck of a back, as long as you feed it to him he’s going to make something positive happen," Skins tackle Trent Williams said.

On the season, Morris has 133 carries for 686 yards, good for a 5.2 yards per carry average. Nearly 20 percent of Morris' season carries came against the Chargers.

Washington receiver Pierre Garçon also had a big day, going for more than 170 yards receiving, but the wide out pointed to Morris' stats as the engine of the offense.

"We ran the ball well, Alfred did a great job running the ball," Garçon said. "That’s our offense. We got to run the ball to open up the passing game."