Establishing the run game early was a recipe for success
Involving Kenneth Walker III early in a game is never a bad decision and is a big reason for a big play like he had on Sunday on the opening drive.
It was just the fourth play of the game, and Walker ran the football 45 yards down the field to put the offense in the red zone already. It led to the first points scored of the day, with rookie Jake Bobo running it in for a touchdown just a few plays later.
And unlike last week, when the entire run game relied on Walker alone, Zach Charbonnet also became a big contributor on the ground.
Between the two running backs, they recorded 13 carries for 119 yards while averaging 9.45 yards per carry. It was a significant upgrade from the game against the Cardinals, but it's always good when you can rely on more than just one player to get the job done.