RB Ladell Betts - New Orleans Saints
|5-10, 221||Born: 8-27-1979||College: Iowa||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2010 Week 4 vs CAR (13 / 47 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)
Betts looked good for a guy who has reached journeyman status in the league. The Saints used his good hands out of the backfield on many occasions, and he also ran well on delay draws up the gut. Betts made a few defenders miss in the open field, and put his shoulder down to truck a Panthers defender to display some power to go with his subtle elusiveness. His blitz pickup skills also made him a valuable player for the Saints with both of their lead backs out. Betts did get few goal-to-go carries that were thrown for losses, but overall he did well enough to remain the #3A back for the Saints even after Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush return, assuming the team wants to carry four RBs.
2010 Week 5 vs ARI (10 / 44 / 0 rush, 7 / 5 / 26 / 0 rec)
He certainly is the choice to catch passes between him and Ivory. Betts is long in the tooth despite a lot of tread still on the tires and his fumble cost the Saints and he also was the primary target on one of the interceptions Drew Brees threw earlier in the game. It's not like the Saints have a lot of options right now but they desperately need Pierre Thomas back who has missed 2 games now with an ankle sprain. Betts was hitting the holes and running the ball fine but he is past his prime and should not be carrying the entire load for New Orleans regardless.
2010 Week 6 vs TB (6 / 20 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Saw a reduced role this week but still managed to score a TD late. With his turnovers against Arizona plus the big game by Ivory this week, look for Betts to be relegated to about 25% of the carries max while Thomas is out and then possibly look for him to be released when Thomas and Bush both come back healthy. Ivory clearly looks like the keeper moving forward now.
2010 Week 7 vs CLE (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 10 / 8 / 48 / 0 rec)
Betts took on the "Reggie Bush" role, with 8 receptions and 48 yards. But Betts requires none of the attention that Bush does when he is on the field. Betts has nice hands, but isn't much of a threat anymore when he catches the ball. Still he continues to have value in PPR leagues as long as Bush is out.
2010 Week 9 vs CAR (13 / 31 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Betts received most of his carries after Ivory's injury, but did little of note on the day. Betts is what he is, a waiver wire addition that was forced on the team due to injuries to Thomas and Bush. He doesn't have a lot of speed or strength yet, though he might have a little more skill with the football than Ivory currently does. But his age and lack of explosive ability make him a liability on this Saints offense.
2010 Week 11 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 37 / 0 rec)
Betts split time in the backfield with Chris Ivory and Julius Jones, and was used strictly as a receiver or blocker, and did not carry the ball once.
2009 Week 1 vs NYG (2 / -1 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Well, so much for that "third down back" label for Mr. Betts. Three touches for Ladell Betts in Week 1 against the Giants is hardly a third of the workload. Betts' biggest play came on a breakdown where Jason Campbell flipped him the ball where Betts scampered an unplanned 23 yards. Betts was a footnote to a sub par offensive performance for Washington and his bigger upside remains as a handcuff to Clinton Portis.
2009 Week 2 vs STL (4 / 13 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 25 / 0 rec)
Betts mopped up late in the game, getting a few carries late in the fourth quarter and adding a 25 yard catch and run on a dump-off pass from Jason Campbell in the last period. Betts was on the field several times on third down but his main value is as Portis' handcuff.
2009 Week 3 vs DET (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 43 / 0 rec)
Ladell Betts did not fair any better against the Lions. He was a non-factor for most of the game, and only saw a bit of action in the 4th quarter as the Redskins were trying to come back. Campbell checked down to him once and he had a couple short passes thrown his way for short gains. He had a couple key passes that kept the team moving but was ineffective for most of the game.
2009 Week 4 vs TB (1 / -1 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Betts was mainly a safety valve for Jason Campbell. He is clearly Portis's backup, not a committee back.
2009 Week 5 vs CAR (2 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Betts had three touches for 13 yards in relief of Clinton Portis against the Panthers. His lone gain rushing was an 8 yard scamper up the middle wherein he hit the hole with a full head of steam and gained about 4 yards after first contact. Otherwise, Betts did not play much of a role against the Panthers
2009 Week 6 vs KC (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Ladell Betts had minimal contributions in Week 6, getting just three touches and eight total yards. With Clinton Portis dominating all of the workload, Betts has minimal value at best. It should be noted that Betts was supposed to see more action this season and if Jim Zorn gets fired, Betts may benefit and see more action.
2009 Week 7 vs PHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Betts had a few receptions in the two minute drill, but this team is not looking to him as a potential shot in the arm for the offense.
2009 Week 9 vs ATL (15 / 70 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Betts got extensive work as part of a committee after Clinton Portis went down with a concussion. He used a no-nonsense straight-ahead running style and hit the holes with a much better pace than Portis has been. Betts wasn't nifty in the open field, but he did win collisions and he was hard to bring down once he had a head of steam. Betts didn't get the goal line carries on second and third down, but when he got the call on fourth and goal, he converted, which bodes well for his chances of getting in the goal line package next week if Portis can't go.
2009 Week 10 vs DEN (26 / 114 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Taking a page from the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens, the Redskins decided the best way to beat Denver was to play "big boy" football and just run right at them. By his own admission Betts was only at about 75% before the game, but it didn't show on the field. Betts was running hard, and plowing the ball between the tackles - especially in the second half. The constant lean the Redskins were putting on the Broncos defense wore them down and created big plays for Washington as they pushed their way down field. The runs that were getting a few yards in the first half all of sudden became big runs and Betts was getting to the second level of the defense with ease.
2009 Week 11 vs DAL (4 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ladell Betts got the start again in Week 11 but was tackled awkwardly and hobbled off the field under his own power right after a first quarter carry. Betts was checked out on the sideline and taken back to the locker room for evaluation, which is now reportedly at least a torn MCL, which would cost Betts the rest of the season.
2008 Week 1 vs NYG (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Betts had only one carry in the first half for no yards. He did not get a carry in the second half and had only one reception for 11 yards. Washington did not target their running backs very often in the game. Four passes were targeted at Betts, but three of those came on a desperate, last drive at the end of the game.
2008 Week 2 vs NO (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Much like Portis, Betts found huge holes on the left side of his offensive line. There was a return to more of a power style running game. This fit Betts hard running style very well. Betts looked crisp and displayed his trademark power by running over several would tacklers. His two catches came on a swing pass and a check down for a total of eight yards.
2008 Week 3 vs ARI (4 / 23 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts saw limited action getting only four carries on the day. Betts ran hard and got some tough yards after contact. He was able to amass 23 yards for the day.
2008 Week 4 vs DAL (11 / 32 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts was primarily used on the ground and spelled starter Clinton Portis when needed. He did see one series were he got back to back carries in the red zone but could not score. Betts was not a large feature in the passing game either. His presence does not negatively impact the Washington offense. He ran hard
2008 Week 5 vs PHI (9 / 44 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Betts ran nine times for 44 yards. He had gains of nine and 14 yards. Betts had one attempt from the Eagle seven yard line, but was stopped for a three yard gain. Betts caught one pass for seven yards.
2008 Week 6 vs STL (7 / 32 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Betts contributed well with the opportunities given to him, finishing the game with 4.6 yards per carry on seven attempts as well as tacking on 18 receiving yards on two receptions. Betts left the game mid-way through the fourth quarter with a knee injury. As of Sunday night, no new information on the injury has been given.
2008 Week 11 vs DAL (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Betts was not able to gain much on the ground in limited action. He did have a couple of nice receptions where he made some defenders miss in the open field and he punished the eventual players who tackled him.
2008 Week 12 vs SEA (5 / 7 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts was fortunate to score a touch down that came one play after starting running back Clinton Portis was sidelined with a temporary injury. Betts scored on a determined run from short yardage. Late in the game, Betts almost hurt the Redskins playoff hopes with a fumble.
2008 Week 13 vs NYG (1 / 3 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Betts carried only once on the day however found some success through the air as he caught all four targets for 22 yards. He was a reliable safety valve for Campbell as Washington struggled to move the ball vertically down the field.
2008 Week 14 vs BAL (6 / 3 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 57 / 0 rec)
RB Ladell Betts filled in for RB Clinton Portis after he left the game in the second half but did not figure into the Redskins' offensive game plans much before that happened. He was the team's most prolific receiver in the loss because of some effective after the catch scampers.
2008 Week 16 vs PHI (7 / 23 / 0 rush, 5 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)
Betts made the most of his touches in this game and was strong catching the ball out of the backfield. He was the leading Washington receiver with five grabs and 43 yards. It seemed like every time he caught the ball it was good for five to eight yards and it helped to set up shorter second and third downs. Betts was able to fill in for Portis when he left with his hand injury. He was also able to contribute 23 yards on the ground.
2007 Week 1 vs MIA (17 / 59 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Betts had as many rushes as starter Clinton Portis, but was much less effective with them. He averaged 3.5 yards per carry, with a long of 11. Betts certainly looks to get his touches in Washington's running back by committee, but he was definitely the number two behind Portis.
2007 Week 2 vs PHI (6 / 14 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Betts took a back seat to RB Clinton Portis in the first half by only getting two carries for nine yards, and no targets. His only productive play of the game was a 28 yard screen pass on the second to last play in the third quarter. Aside from that play, Betts only had 12 total yards of offense and was not a big factor in the game. He only had six rushing carries to Portis' 17, and was not as an effective runner as Portis in the game.
2007 Week 3 vs NYG (7 / 9 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Betts rushed seven times for nine yards and caught one out of three targets for 13 yards. He was given back to back goal line looks, which he failed to convert with time winding down and Washington needing a touchdown to force overtime.
2007 Week 5 vs DET (8 / 22 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Betts continued his sharing of the running back duties with Clinton Portis. However, most of Betts' touches came in the first half, seven of his eight carries and both of his receptions. He posted 22 yards rushing and eight yards receiving. Mike Sellers vultured a goalline carry that could have belonged to Betts.
2007 Week 6 vs GB (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Betts averaged 3.3 yards on three carries, and contributed in the passing game by grabbing three passes for 21 yards.
2007 Week 7 vs ARI (3 / 12 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The limited role for Ladell Betts continued, as he had three carries for 12 yards and no receptions. Betts did step in as the kick returner when Rock Cartwright left the game with a quad injury.
2007 Week 8 vs NE (3 / 9 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts only had a few carries in the game to spell Portis.
2007 Week 9 vs NYJ (9 / 64 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts had most of his carries at the end of the game, when Portis was tired and the Redskins were running frequently.
2007 Week 10 vs PHI (1 / 5 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts had an inauspicious game. He only carry earned five yards and a lost fumble.
2007 Week 11 vs DAL (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Betts carried the ball twice for eight yards, while catching one pass for six yards on two targets. He did not receive his first carry until the second quarter, and his playing time was infrequent, most often entering the game on the occasional third down. With the passing game so successful, the Redskins were able to go away from running the ball, as Clinton Portis only received 12 carries himself in this game.
2007 Week 12 vs TB (8 / 47 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Betts chipped in with 47 yards rushing on eight attempts and added three receptions for 32 yards in the passing game. He made positive plays on nearly every touch he got, but just wasn't used enough to make a bigger impact.
2007 Week 13 vs BUF (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Betts saw all his looks in the first half, and caught two of them. He had no carries.
2007 Week 14 vs CHI (3 / -3 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 26 / 1 rec)
Betts had one carry for negative two yards, and one catch for seven yards. He did not do much in the second half but did catch a 16 yard pass over the middle for a touchdown late in the game.
2007 Week 15 vs NYG (8 / 29 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Betts did not get much work as Portis was the feature back all night, but Betts did score a touchdown on his first run of the night on a 14 yard draw up the middle. He was ineffective other than that run until he gained 17 yards on three carries to finish the game out. He had negative two yards on his other four carries.
2007 Week 16 vs MIN (5 / 21 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Betts did not get much playing time as Clinton Portis carried the majority of the load on the night. Betts only ran the ball five times on the night.
2007 Week 17 vs DAL (10 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts had an above average number of carries with the Redskins ahead throughout the game.
2007 Week 18 vs SEA (3 / 15 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Ladell Betts only carried the ball three times for 15 yards, all of which came late in the second quarter with the Redskins essentially letting the clock run out to head into the locker room for halftime. Betts did play on the occasional third down, collecting both of his receptions for 19 yards, however his pass protection was notably poor, being run over on a few occasions by the pass rush.
2006 Week 1 vs MIN (8 / 22 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Betts started the game and carried four times before Clinton Portis saw any action. Betts gained 22 yards on eight carries and he was also targeted four times in the passing game. His biggest contribution came on a 25 yard reception which he then fumbled but the Redskins were able to recover.
2006 Week 2 vs DAL (11 / 40 / 0 rush, 8 / 7 / 57 / 0 rec)
Betts got the starting nod in starter Clinton Portis' absence. He was effective carrying the ball, but didn't get enough carries to really get anything going. Betts was targeted frequently as a receiving option out of the backfield. He led the team in receptions thanks to converting a vast majority of those targets. He had a good game, but his effectiveness was limited by the overall ineptitude of the Redskins' offense.
2006 Week 3 vs HOU (16 / 124 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 0 rec)
Washington has a solid running attack and Betts continued to put up good numbers even with Portis back in the starting lineup. The Redskins used him throughout the game, and Betts is both a capable ball carrier and a sure handed receiver out of the backfield. While he and Portis each carried the ball 16 times, he actually rushed for more yards.
2006 Week 4 vs JAX (11 / 37 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Betts ran well in relief of Portis, showing good quickness into running lanes on a couple of his carries. He averaged just less than 3.5 yards per carry on his 11 carries.
2006 Week 5 vs NYG (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Betts has one rush on Washington's first drive and saw two targets in the fourth quarter. He caught both for a total of 15 yards.
2006 Week 6 vs TEN (2 / -2 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Betts was used as a third down specialist. Both of his receptions converted third down plays to keep drives alive.
2006 Week 7 vs IND (10 / 52 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 41 / 0 rec)
Betts had one run for ten yards in the first half, and then saw his duties increase significantly in the second half with starter Clinton Portis ailing. Betts responded well to his increased playing time, as he averaged 5.2 yards per carry over his ten rushes. He was Mark Brunell's favorite target in the second half, especially on the final drive of the game, where he was frequently used as a receiver out of the backfield. Betts provided a large portion of Washington's offense, finishing with the most rushing yards and one yard short of the most receiving yards on the team.
2006 Week 9 vs DAL (3 / 8 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Betts had only 38 combined yards on six touches, but one was a 21 yard for a clutch first down.
2006 Week 10 vs PHI (20 / 83 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 8 / 0 rec)
Betts, who is normally used as a third down back, and came into the game after the Portis injury. Betts was steady, but not spectacular; Betts carried 17 times and caught three passes in the first half alone, including one 20 yard run late in the second quarter. Betts was also targeted in the passing game and caught a pass on fourth down to keep a drive going for Washington. Betts was a non factor in the second half only getting three carries and he finished the game with 20 carries for 83 rushing yards.
2006 Week 11 vs TB (7 / 18 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Betts filled in for the injured Portis, but failed to provide the production many in the fantasy world expected. Even though he led the team in rushing attempts, he rushed the ball just seven times for only 18 yards, but was a factor in the passing game, catching five passes for 48 yards. He was targeted six times, catching three balls that resulted in first downs. Betts also lost a fourth quarter fumble that led to a Buccaneers' touchdown.
2006 Week 12 vs CAR (24 / 104 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 4 / 0 rec)
Betts had a solid game, rushing 24 times for 104 yards and catching two balls for four yards. He showed the quickness and explosiveness that Washington likes so much, and helped take some pressure off of the young QB Campbell.
2006 Week 13 vs ATL (28 / 155 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Betts surpassed the injured Clinton Portis in rushing yardage for the Redskins this season, gained a career high 155 yards on 28 carries and scored Washington's first touchdown. The team seems comfortable with the former second round draft choice from Iowa being the feature back in their offense.
2006 Week 14 vs PHI (33 / 171 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Betts had another career high game in rushing, the second consecutive week that he accomplished that feat. He gained yardage in large chunks, rushing three times for 10 or more yards in the first quarter. He added two longer carries (17 and 12 yards, respectively) before the half to rack up 19 carries and 118 yards at the half way mark. Betts started fast in the second half, rushing for 14 and 11 yards and two more first downs on his first two carries of the third quarter, but his production dried up later in the game. Betts finished out his rushing by carrying six times in the fourth but managing just 15 yards. More importantly, he was removed from the game as the Redskins moved the ball all the way to the Eagles' three yard line in favor of the bigger RB T.J. Duckett. This proved to be a mistake as Duckett had just one rush for zero yards and Washington had to settle for the field goal. Betts also added two short catches for 14 total yards. His third target was an attempted screen that was broken up by the Eagles before he could make the catch.
2006 Week 15 vs NO (22 / 119 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)
Betts ran hard, ran early, and ran often. When it was all over, he had gone over 100 yards rushing for the fourth consecutive game. At most times, he looked like the best player on the field. Betts was decisive, fast, and powerful, running both inside and around the corner. He caught the ball well out of the backfield, and was the main reason the Redskins were able to consistently move the ball all game long. He appeared to be shaken up early in the second half and briefly came out, but soon went back in and showed no ill effects. About the only blemish on his game was a fourth quarter fumble, but it was recovered by Washington. And incidentally, the carry that was fumbled is also the same carry that put him over the 100 yard mark for the game.
2006 Week 16 vs STL (29 / 129 / 2 rush, 4 / 2 / 35 / 0 rec)
Betts had another strong outing against the Rams, rushing 29 times for 129 yards and two rushing touchdowns, and catching two balls for 35 yards in the passing game. Betts is one of those backs that seems to have an extra gear in the open field, and has given the Redskins everything they wanted, and more, while filling in for the injured Portis. His touchdown runs came from six and seven yards out. Betts did have a fumble late in the game, and in the process, may have fumbled away the last chance the Redskins had at winning the game. Had Betts not fumbled on that possession, the outcome of the game may have gone the Redskins way.
2006 Week 17 vs NYG (20 / 92 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 52 / 1 rec)
Betts was featured at the start of the game by the Redskins with six touches, but only managed nine yards on five carries and fumbled killing a long and deep drive by Washington. The Redskins stuck with him and he exploded for 9 and 21 yard runs. Washington opened the second half with two short passes to Betts. The first was off a fake end around setting up a screen pass for Betts, but it was sniffed out well by the defense and ended up being a five yard loss. He caught two more passes on their next drive including a seven yard touchdown. Betts was replaced at the end of the long drive when the Redskins got to the goal line. They gave him a carry from the three yard line, but he only gained a yard. Backup RB T.J. Duckett got the one yard touchdown while Betts rested on the sideline. The same thing nearly happened on their next drive. Betts took a 34 yard screen pass to the five yard line. Duckett stepped in for one play, but Betts was back on the field after a three yard loss.
2005 Week 1 vs CHI (12 / 41 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts had an unspectacular game but did carry the ball 12 times, more than Clinton Portis' backup may normally expect. Of particular note, Betts was favored in the red zone with four carries, two more than Portis. Once the Redskins had the lead late in the game, Betts again started seeing more carries than Portis. HC Joe Gibbs' conservative nature may lead to more playing time for Betts, as he is less likely to fumble than Portis.
2005 Week 2 vs DAL (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Betts was called on to spell Portis, and managed 17 yards on four carries. He had a big run of ten yards result in a lost fumble when Roy Williams hit him hard and knocked the football loose with his helmet.
2005 Week 4 vs SEA (12 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts had a substantial load in the running game with 12 carries. He ran very hard with good shoulder lean between the tackles. However, he was hit in the backfield several times before he had a chance to turn up field. The Redskins appeared to be dedicated to getting Betts several series in the game as the feature running back.
2005 Week 5 vs DEN (2 / 5 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Betts was used less than in previous weeks, likely because Clinton Portis was facing his former team. He entered the game late in the second quarter after Portis suffered a leg injury. Most of Betts' action occurred in the first half, and with the game in the balance, it was Portis on the field and Betts watching from the sideline.
2005 Week 7 vs SF (12 / 92 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Betts had the fourth highest rushing total of his four year career, rushing for 92 yards in a backup role. After missing the previous game with a groin injury, Betts spelled Clinton Portis in the first three quarters before taking over for the beginning of the fourth. He was replaced himself by Rock Cartwright late in the fourth quarter. Betts, as usual, was very sure handed and did not fumble. In fact, he only has lost three fumbles in his career.
2005 Week 8 vs NYG (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts spelled Clinton Portis after Portis got injured via a helmet to helmet hit. He wasn't able to find openings, averaging less than one yard per rush. Betts fumbled the ball on his kickoff return to open the second half and the Giants recovered the ball.
2005 Week 9 vs PHI (2 / 4 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 26 / 0 rec)
Betts had a 41 yard kickoff return in the third quarter that set up Washington's second touchdown drive. On that same drive, Betts had a nice 26 yard reception in the middle of the field.
2005 Week 10 vs TB (7 / 26 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 19 / 1 rec)
Betts, who hadn't scored all year, scored twice Sunday. He was used as a change of pace for Clinton Portis, and did very well, but his initial success came on a kickoff return. With the Buccaneers just having scored to go up 14-3, Betts took the kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, tight roping the sideline to avoid defenders. The play was reviewed, but upheld. In the third quarter Betts carried the load for Portis who was tired, and scored on a 17 yard pass from Brunell. Betts started out to the right of Brunell in a shotgun formation, motioned left, and went straight up the middle for the catch. He was able to break two tackles en route to the end zone. Betts also was the main running back on the Redskins' final scoring drive, but was removed from the game just before Portis scored his lone touchdown.
2005 Week 14 vs ARI (5 / 6 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Betts came in to spell Clinton Portis and carried the ball five times for six yards.
2005 Week 15 vs DAL (12 / 44 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts carried for twelve times for 44 yards in relief of Portis. When Portis left the game injured, Betts became the featured back for one play and gained ten yards. Betts scored his first touchdown of the year, a one yard rush, in the third quarter. He did lose a fumble in the fourth quarter.
2005 Week 16 vs NYG (13 / 36 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Betts saw frequent carries to spell starter Clinton Portis. He was efficient if not particularly effective. He saw a large number of carries late in the game, once Portis got 100 yards and left the game.
2005 Week 17 vs PHI (5 / 30 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Betts entered the game in the third quarter when Portis was shaken up, and promptly ripped off a 16 yard run. He finished with 30 yards on five carries.