The New Orleans Saints rushed for 185 yards in their 26-24 victory over Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night.
The Saints accomplished the feat without Pierre Thomas in the lineup and may be without him again this week against the Seattle Seahawks.
Thomas did not practice for the Saints on Wednesday as he continued to deal with a chest injury suffered against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the team’s regular season finale.
The success of the running game against Philadelphia allowed the Saints to remain balanced on offense as they earned the first road playoff victory in franchise history.
In their first meeting with Seattle in December, the Saints were held to just 44 yards rushing and 188 yards as a team. Thomas had just four carries for zero yards in that game.
If Thomas can’t play, the Saints will have to call upon Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson and Darren Sproles to carry the running game.
Guard Jahri Evans and defensive tackle Akiem Hicks were both limited in practice Wednesday with ankle injuries. Tackle Terron Armstead (knee) and cornerback Keenan Lewis (head/neck) were full participants.