Ryan Grant

Redskins pound Rams on ground in 27-20 victory

Even Kirk Cousins was OK with how much the Washington Redskins ran the ball in a 27-20 victory against their former offensive coordinator, Sean McVay, and the Los Angeles Rams.

The Redskins (1-1) rushed 39 times for 229 yards, including touchdown runs of 71 and 7 yards by Chris Thompson on Sunday.

The game-winner came when Cousins threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Grant with 1:49 to play. Even that 70-yard drive featured smash-mouth running, with seven runs by Samaje Perine.

"It's always good to make plays in the passing game," Cousins said. "But make no mistake, it's always nice to hand off to Chris Thompson and watch him just go 50, 60 yards for...

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