(Eds: APNewsNow.) It's the little things that help turn an expected also-ran into a surprise first-place team. Take the story of Washington Redskins right guard Chris Chester - and how a subtle change in how he used his hand on a running play was seen as a milestone.
It seems when offensive line coach Chris Foerster was reviewing video from the win over St. Louis before the bye, he noticed Chester used his hand instead of his forearm to shed a defensive lineman. The move allowed Chester to create a bigger opening for the running back.
There are many reasons why the Redskins are 3-1, but coaches love to point out the meticulous improvements from players all over the roster.
Washington hosts Philadelphia on Sunday.