RB Clinton Portis - Free Agent
|5-11, 205||Born: 9-1-1981||College: Miami||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2010 Week 1 vs DAL (18 / 63 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Portis got all of the action at RB. The Redskins employed a balanced mix of rushes and passes and Portis probably could have finished with 25 carries if the Redskins had done a better job possessing the ball. He did not tire and even made a few strong runs late in the game. On the whole, Portis's runs were very average, most of them going straight up the middle for moderate, positive gains.
2010 Week 2 vs HOU (13 / 33 / 2 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis got pretty much all the carries but looked very unimpressive. When his blocking wasn't great, he was stopped for no gain. When he had a big hole, he got six yards. His first touchdown came on a carry from the one yard line after the fullback Mike Sellers missed on his opportunity. His second touchdown came on another goal line series where he got the ball twice in a row at the one. In overtime, the Redskins did not even attempt a running play.
2010 Week 3 vs STL (7 / 44 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Portis played ok on his snaps but was used sparingly in the second half because of a wrist injury. He had a 29 yard run on a play in which he had great blocking, wasn't touched and just fell down. His best looking run of the day came on a 9 yard cutback. He had one nice catch in the flat for 14 yards.
2010 Week 4 vs PHI (11 / 55 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Clinton Portis ran very hard and looked strong as the primary back for Washington but was nicked up several times, which ultimately forced him out of the game in the fourth quarter. Portis had 55 yards on just 11 carries to that point along with 26 yards as a receiver, but Ryan Torain looked better than Portis most of the contest. A depth chart change could be in the work s should Portis not be able to suit up for next week's tilt with Green Bay.
2010 Week 11 vs TEN (5 / 32 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Portis started this game with a bang, bursting through holes and creating running lanes with his determination. He showed no ill effects from his injury and routinely carried defenders up the middle or outran lineman to the outside...this was up until he, of course, re-injured himself and saw the rest of the game from the sideline.
2009 Week 1 vs NYG (16 / 62 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Portis opened Week 1 with a strong run of 34 yards, breaking through a huge hole on the left side of the line. That was not a sign of things to come, however, as he could not equal that distance with his next 15 carries combined. Portis looked the part but the offensive line and the overall offense lacked cohesion and executed poorly. The good news for fantasy owners of Portis is twofold - the Giants are a very good run defense team, and Ladell Betts was hardly a factor either with just two carries. Portis should continue to be in fantasy lineups in Week 2 against St. Louis.
2009 Week 2 vs STL (19 / 79 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Portis had very nice running lanes all day and too advantage of them, gashing the Rams for 4-5 yards before contact on many of his attempts. The Rams pinched down inside in the red zone, keeping Portis at bay and outside of the end zone. Portis had one halfback pass to Chris Cooley which fell incomplete. The Redskins did get inside the 10 four times, so Portis lack of TDs was not for lack of opportunity.
2009 Week 3 vs DET (12 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Portis was a minor factor for most of the game. He wasn't able to get the ball into the end-zone on the opening drive of the game and was stuffed as many times as he had solid gains before half time. The Redskins finished the first half with zero rushing yards and it showed in their time of possession. In the second half, Portis had a nice 12 yard run and turned out a couple five and six yard gains. He wasn't involved in the passing game either, and finished the game with less than 50 yards from Scrimmage.
2009 Week 4 vs TB (25 / 98 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Bad calf, bad ankles, Portis still ran with terrific vision, subtle moves, good strength, and ideal north-south efficiency. He forced the Bucs to honor the run, setting up the long play-action TD pass to Santana Moss. Portis one possible big gainer go by the wayside when he lost his feet.
2009 Week 5 vs CAR (19 / 57 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 1 rec)
Clinton Portis had his best game of the year combining for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Portis caught an early screen pass on the right side of the field and quickly accelerated down the line and in to the endzone ahead of the defense's pursuit for his first score. He also scored on a first down carry up the middle from the Panthers' one yard line on a run where he took the handoff and hit the hole straight on with a full head of steam. However, Portis also was tackled 3 yards deep in the endzone on a sweep to the right side that resulted in a safety, allowing the Panthers to get on the scoreboard and begin their comeback. Most of Portis's carries were 3 and 4 yard gains between the tackles.
2009 Week 6 vs KC (15 / 109 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Clinton Portis ran hard and with decent speed and power, but you would never have known it on most plays as the Redskins blocked poorly on rushing calls in Week 6. Portis broke a big 78-yard run that was his career best, but as with most things in Washington this season it was just short as Portis did not wind up in the end zone despite the big gain. Portis amassed only 21 yards on his 14 other tries as Kansas City bottled up the Redskin ground game. Expect even tougher matchups going forward so if you own Portis now might be a good time to "sell high".
2009 Week 7 vs PHI (14 / 43 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis was frustrated - showing his anger by throwing his helmet at the bench. He found little room to run, and had yet another failed goal to go carry inside the five. He was then pulled on second and goal. Portis did have decent spring in his legs to get to the outside and cut upfield on a few carries, and he got his best gain on a delayed handoff, but there's no reason to expect much more than this from Portis going forward in this dysfunctional offense.
2009 Week 9 vs ATL (4 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis was on his way to another mediocre game, but it wasn't all his fault. On the majority of his early carries, he was met at the line or in the backfield. Portis burrowed for yards on of his few productive carries before he left the game after suffering a concussion that clearly knocked him out cold on the field. After we've watched Brian Westbrook miss two straight games following a similar concussion, it's hard to expect to see Portis next week against his former team, the Denver Broncos.
2008 Week 1 vs NYG (23 / 84 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Giants defense did a decent job in containing what was a good rushing attack for Washington last year led by Portis. He didn't have a lot room to run most of the game and had ten carries for only 34 yards in the first half. His longest carry in the first half came on a draw play up the middle for nine yards late in the first half. The Giants defense seemed to really key in on Portis in the first half as the passing game struggled to complete even one pass. Portis had his longest run of the game midway through the third quarter when broke into the Giants' secondary for a gain of 23 yards. He showed what a dangerous runner he can be on that play and he may have taken it all the way had one of the Giants' defensive backs not slowed him down allowing another teammate to tackle him from behind. Portis did not have much of a role in the passing game, but he did have one catch for eight yards late in the game that was nullified by a penalty.
2008 Week 2 vs NO (21 / 96 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 3 / 0 rec)
Portis during the week called out his teammates and coaching staff with regards to last weeks performance. He made good on his ask for more carries and refocus on the run game. The Saints defense started strong and bottled up Portis for much of the first half. In the second half the Redskins found their old power run game and hammered the Saints right side on their defense. Portis and company had multiple runs that generated big gains behind their left guard, tackle and leading full back. Portis displayed his trademark patience in following his blockers, especially FB Mike Sellers. On his first touchdown run he sat in Sellers back pocket the whole run until he could just leap over the fallen blocker for a score.
2008 Week 3 vs ARI (21 / 68 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Portis continued his success of running to the left from last week. Only three of his 21 carries went right. Most of his larger gains were again to the left on toss and sweep type plays. Portis displayed his normal patient running and hitting the hole hard when needed. Portis scored almost untouched on a short draw play. All in all it was a solid day stat wise for Portis.
2008 Week 4 vs DAL (21 / 121 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Portis really did his part in the overall game plan by consistently gaining positive yards and keeping the Dallas defense honest early. As the game wore on, Portis got more effective and ran down hill. He was the beneficiary of some good blocking. Chris Cooley did a great job of taking out the defensive end on a third and short. The play went for big yards. In the second half Portis ran with an attitude and picked up big chunks with almost every touch. The Washington offensive line should also get some credit for his success and the lopsided time of possession the Redskins enjoyed. Portis had a touchdown called back on a holding penalty.
2008 Week 5 vs PHI (29 / 145 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Portis was able to find running room like no other against the strong Eagle defense. He ran often and helped the Redskins to control the game after the first quarter. Portis' four yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave the Redskins a nine point lead. His long run was a 27 yard gain. He also had a 21 yard run. On the play, it looked as if Portis had been stopped for a three yard gain. He kept plowing ahead, however, breaking a tackle and then carrying defenders for the last few yards. Portis also plowed through the line to pick up a gutsy fourth down and one call that sealed the game. Portis now has consecutive 100 yard games. Portis caught both of his targets for 13 yards. On one of the catches, Portis lined up in the slot and ran an out for a first down.
2008 Week 6 vs STL (21 / 129 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 14 / 0 rec)
Portis continues to play well, exhibiting the rare combination of quickness and power with each and every one of his runs. He's adjusting well to the West Coast system, with the team's strategy to play off of the spread ability of the passing game with Portis' hard running, reckless-abandon, running style proving to be very effective. Portis' two rushing TDs on Sunday escalated his total to six for the year.
2008 Week 7 vs CLE (27 / 175 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Portis ran extremely well, except for a fumble late in the game. He accelerated to the line of scrimmage decisively, and made the right decisions as to which hole to attack, which led to his healthy rushing numbers. Portis showed a good combination of elusiveness in the open field and power once defenders closed in on him, to gain extra yards on most of his carries. He was the best offensive player on the field.
2008 Week 8 vs DET (24 / 126 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Portis owners were likely salivating over this match-up against the Lions' defense, and early on it looked as if Portis was in for a monster day. On his first two carries Portis showed impressive speed as he burst through the line and zig-zagged for 17 yards each time. After these runs, however, the Lions' defense seemed to buckle down and Portis had a much more difficult time gaining ground. While he would sporadically break free for an eight or ten yard gain, these instances were definitely the exception and not the rule. As a result, the Washington coaching staff called QB Jason Campbell's number more and more often as he displayed a hot hand in the passing game and rotated fellow RB Shaun Alexander in regularly. At one point in the second quarter cameras captured a moment of tension between Portis - who was clearly unhappy with his limited usage - and his head coach, Jim Zorn. Finally, after almost three quarters of Washington playing from behind, the Redskins took the lead and thus turned back to Portis to chew up yards and the clock. During Washington's only possession in the game's final period, Portis took the hand-off on four consecutive plays, with the last going for 31 yards.
2008 Week 9 vs PIT (13 / 51 / 0 rush, 11 / 7 / 73 / 0 rec)
Portis finished the game with only 51 yards on the ground and 22 of those came on a first quarter run on the team's third drive of the game. Though he struggled picking up yards on the ground, the running back did contribute in the passing game by averaging ten yards on seven grabs including a long gain of 29. Portis was the intended receiver on QB Jason Campbell's first interception of the game.
2008 Week 11 vs DAL (15 / 68 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Despite not practicing and being expected to miss the game, Portis showed no signs of any injury. He was running with speed and in power running formations. The sweeps were working very well early in the game. Many of his most successful runs were to the left side of his line.
2008 Week 12 vs SEA (29 / 143 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
The star running back continues to make a case for league MVP. To put it very simply, he is the Washington offense. Despite being injured, he ran with heart, speed and power. There didn't seem to be a single play that didn't pick up positive yards. He was effective in power run sets where he ran behind Chris Samuels and Mike Sellers. The stretch play both to the left and right sides of the offensive line were working superbly in addition to some well timed draw plays up the middle. The Redskins effectively played keep away from the Seahawks to the tune of over 38 minutes of possession time including a six minute drive late in the fourth quarter to milk most of the remaining clock.
2008 Week 13 vs NYG (11 / 22 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 15 / 0 rec)
Portis was bottled up for most of the day and was on and off of the field as he aggravated an injury during the game. He caught his lone target for a 15 yard gain and averaged a measly two yards on 11 rushes.
2008 Week 14 vs BAL (11 / 32 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
RB Clinton Portis did not play for most of the second half and RB Ladell Betts took over as the primary ball carrier. Portis ran hard when he was active but the stifling Ravens defense kept in check. Portis also had one fumble but the call could have gone either way. The Redskins challenged that it was a fumble but the referees did not overturn it. It wasn't said during the game why he stopped carrying the ball. He was seen standing on the sidelines in the fourth quarter.
2008 Week 15 vs CIN (25 / 77 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Portis had a very average day in the Redskins backfield, and struggled for much of the game to generate yardage. His first quarter was frustrating as he got plenty of carries, but did nothing with them. It wasn't until Washington's final two possessions in the second quarter that he finally seemed to get on track. While that success carried over into the third quarter, it only did so through the Redskins' first third quarter series. After that, the ineffective Portis of the first quarter returned. Most troubling were his performances inside the ten yard line. On three such carries he ran for only a total of two yards - including being dropped for losses on two of them. Perhaps this is why FB Mike Sellers got the call on two consecutive rushes from the Bengals' one yard line as the minutes ticked away late in the third quarter (though Sellers fumbled the second carry on the goal line.) Portis did not play a meaningful role in the passing game.
2008 Week 16 vs PHI (22 / 70 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
As we've seen many times this year, Portis did his best running off the left edge. He had a couple of bigger runs that went for 10-15 yards, but was not able to hit a big one. The steady and conservative approach helped the Redskins hold onto the ball for 33 minutes. Portis was able to find the end zone from a yard out following a Jason Taylor sack and strip of Donavan McNabb. This was his first score in four games.
2008 Week 17 vs SF (29 / 80 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
When Portis got the ball less than 20 times per game this season, the Redskins were winless, so Washington Head Coach Jim Zorn seemed determined to get Portis his 20 touches early. Washington's second drive was heavily weighted towards the run, and while Portis didn't break off any huge gains, he did chew up yards in chunks of four and five at a time. The drive ended fittingly as Portis took the ball over the left side for a four yard score. This heavy focus on the run would be story for most of the day, though Portis' production would decline as the game progressed and result in 80 yards on 29 carries. The lone dark spot in Portis' performance was an early third quarter lost fumble.
2007 Week 1 vs MIA (17 / 98 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis got the start at running back and didn't show any signs that his injury concerns affected his play. He scored the Redskins lone touchdown on a 19 yard rush in the second quarter. Portis averaged an excellent 5.8 yard per rush over his 17 carries, but didn't see any targets in the passing game. He was a better back than Betts in week one.
2007 Week 2 vs PHI (17 / 69 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Portis got the majority of carries in the first half as he had eight carries for 24 yards, compared to two carries for RB Ladell Betts. Portis' longest carry in the first half was a nine yard carry off the left side in the second quarter. The Redskins offense line took another blow when starting RT Randy Thomas injured his triceps muscle and was knocked out of the game in the first half. Washington lost RT Jon Jenson for the season the week before when he broke his leg. Portis had four carries for 29 yards, including a nice 15 yard run up the middle in the third quarter on Washington's second drive of the second half. This set up the Redskins second field goal. Portis scored a touchdown early in the fourth quarter on a sweep to the left from six yard line. He was the more effective runner as he averaged 4.1 yards per carry, compared to Betts 2.3 per carry. Portis also had 17 carries to Betts six carries in the game.
2007 Week 3 vs NYG (14 / 60 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 37 / 0 rec)
Portis had a successful game on the ground and in the air for the Washington Redskins. He saw 21 looks, including seven targets, as he amassed 97 total yards and one touchdown after an Eli Manning fumble set the Redskins up with great field position. Portis was fed the ball on two consecutive rushes from the five yard line, breaking tackles to find the end zone. With the Redskins on the one yard line and needing a touchdown to tie, Portis was spelled by Ladell Betts who was ultimately stopped, forcing the Redskins to turn the ball over on downs.
2007 Week 5 vs DET (18 / 72 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec)
Portis, coming into the game a little banged up, ended up with the largest portion of the running back duties, tallying 72 yards on 18 carries. He also added two receptions for 19 yards. He did tweak his ankle in the first quarter but continued to play the rest of the game.
2007 Week 6 vs GB (20 / 64 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 25 / 0 rec)
The Redskins made an effort to get Portis involved in the offense, giving the ball to him on 20 running plays. He was able to turn 11 of those running plays in to gains of four yards or more including longer runs of eight, eight, 11, and 13 yards. The remaining nine rushes however went for a total of minus eight yards and included a play in which a Portis fumble was recovered by Green Bay deep in Washington territory. In addition to his rushing duties, he also grabbed three passes including a 21 yard pass reception early in the second quarter.
2007 Week 7 vs ARI (18 / 43 / 2 rush, 3 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Portis continued his role as the major factor on the Washington Redskins offense, posting just 43 yards, but scored twice on short runs of two and one yards. Portis managed to haul in two passes for 14 yards.
2007 Week 8 vs NE (11 / 27 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 54 / 0 rec)
Portis had a hard time getting anything done on the ground, both due to the game situation, in which the Redskins were trailing by a large margin for most of the game, and due to the tough Patriots defense. Despite the factors working against him, he still ran well and showed good vision. Portis contributed in the passing game, leading all Redskins receivers in yardage.
2007 Week 9 vs NYJ (36 / 196 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis had a great game. He was pretty much the entire Washington offense. Portis' 36 carries and 196 yards were both season highs. His performance on the game winning drive was particularly strong, as the Redskins ran every play of the drive and still succeeded in getting in to field goal range. Portis was the very definition of a workhorse back. He was the target on Campbell's lone interception.
2007 Week 10 vs PHI (30 / 137 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 20 / 0 rec)
Portis had another workhorse type performance. He ran with conviction and power, and was the engine that drove the Redskins' offense, despite not scoring any touchdowns. He didn't break off any big runs, but he consistently broke tackles and gained tough yardage. He averaged 5.6 yards a rush on his 30 carries.
2007 Week 11 vs DAL (12 / 36 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Clinton Portis carried the ball 12 times for 36 yards, and caught two passes for nine yards on three targets. The Cowboys were able to bottle up the running game throughout, as Portis had a long gain of six yards on the day. Given the success Jason Campbell had passing the ball, the Redskins went away from the run. Ladell Betts spelled Portis on a few occasions, but does not appear to be a serious threat for touches since Portis still played on most downs with the small workload. Portis limped off the field in the third quarter, but was able to return soon after. He had a six yard carry nullified by penalty.
2007 Week 12 vs TB (20 / 68 / 0 rush, 8 / 5 / 33 / 0 rec)
Clinton Portis ran the ball 20 times for 68 yards and caught five passes for 33 yards on eight targets in the passing game. He struggled finding room against the Tampa Bay front seven and lost two fumbles that each led to Tampa Bay field goals.
2007 Week 13 vs BUF (25 / 50 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec)
Portis had a tough game against a tough Bills rushing defense. He only averaged 2.0 yards per carry over 25 carries. Portis did manage the only touchdown of the game, a three yard romp up in the middle in the third quarter. He added a couple of dump off catches out of the backfield.
2007 Week 14 vs CHI (17 / 36 / 0 rush, 6 / 6 / 86 / 0 rec)
Portis started out slow on the ground rushing for only seven yards in the first quarter. But he did have two catches for 22 yards early in the game. Portis only had 12 yards on eight carries in the first half as the Bears completely bottled up the rush game of Washington. He did add four catches for 25 yards in the half. He started the second half with a big play catching a short pass from QB Todd Collins and taking it 54 yards before being tackled on the one yard line. Portis would come out of the game and FB Mike Sellers would punch the ball over for a touchdown two plays later. It was reported later that Portis had an upset stomach and he missed the next series for Washington. Portis would return on Washington's next possession. He was never really able to get another big gain as the Redskin line struggle to open holes for him. Portis only had 24 yards on nine carries in the second half. Portis did have nice receiving yards catching six passes for 86 yards.
2007 Week 15 vs NYG (25 / 126 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis was the primary running back for the Redskins. He ran the ball for big chunks of yards at a time against the Giants. He also was stopped short on several occasions, but eventually the Redskins ran the clock out. He scored a touchdown on a five yard run.
2007 Week 16 vs MIN (20 / 76 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 48 / 0 rec)
Portis was very effectively used Sunday night. Although his rushing numbers were not too stellar early in the game, he caught five balls and threw for a touchdown out of the backfield. He sprained his ankle in the second quarter but continued to play through the injury. He also had a cutback touchdown run in the fourth quarter to stop any momentum Minnesota had.
2007 Week 17 vs DAL (25 / 104 / 2 rush, 5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Portis had a great game, rushing for over 100 yards and two rushing scores. He kept the Redskins' offense moving and was an emotional leader on the field. His 131 total yards led the team.
2007 Week 18 vs SEA (20 / 52 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Clinton Portis carried the ball 20 times for 52 yards, while catching four of his five targets for another 28 yards. Portis played the bulk of the game even though he was ineffective on the ground. Backup Ladell Betts did get some playing time on third downs, and may have spelled Portis more, but he was an obvious liability in pass protection.
2006 Week 1 vs MIN (10 / 39 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Portis did not start the game but he did come in on the Redskins' first possession with 3:30 left in the first quarter. He was wearing a shoulder harness but it did not seem to affect him in any way. He did not shy away from contact and appeared to be at full strength. He came close to breaking a big run but was stopped after a 15 yard gain. When the Redskins moved inside the ten yard line, it was Portis that got the carry. He broke left and ran into the corner of the end zone untouched for a five yard touchdown. It was his 50th career touchdown. Portis was given another carry inside the five but he was held to a one yard gain. Betts did not steal any carries inside the five yard line. After Brunell fumbled, Portis chose to dive and recover the ball for the Redskins.
2006 Week 3 vs HOU (16 / 86 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 78 / 0 rec)
It seems the Washington offense only needed to get their all-pro runner into the starting lineup to look like a playoff team again. Portis looked quick and demonstrated uncanny vision, picking holes and running to daylight. After gaining 74 yards on a short first quarter pass and run, a trainer was seen checking out his shoulder on the sideline but Portis seemed to be all right. After scoring his second rushing touchdown in the third quarter, he took a spot on the bench as Betts and Cartwright mopped up.
2006 Week 4 vs JAX (27 / 112 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Portis turned in a strong performance, amassing 140 yards in total offense against a very good Jaguars' defense. He ran with vision, quickness and displayed good power on many of his carries, which were up the middle of the field. Portis did not display any affects of his shoulder injury, as he did not shy away from contact, and appeared just as strong late in the game as he did in the beginning.
2006 Week 5 vs NYG (19 / 76 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Portis was the only bright spot for the Redskins' offense. He averaged 4.0 yards per carry on his 19 rushes, although he didn't contribute in the passing game. Portis temporarily left the game early in the second half while favoring his shoulder, but he returned quickly and showed no ill effects. He ran hard but didn't find many holes. Portis was limited in his second half productivity, as the score dictated a more pass-heavy offense from the Redskins.
2006 Week 6 vs TEN (14 / 58 / 2 rush, 6 / 5 / 17 / 0 rec)
Portis had only 14 carries as the Redskins relied more on the pass and lots of trick plays including reverses and end around plays. However, Washington attempted to utilize Portis more often in their passing game including a 22 yard play that was called back due to an illegal shift penalty. When he did get a chance to touch the ball Portis displayed his normal quickness and speed. He showed great burst on both of his touchdown runs.
2006 Week 7 vs IND (12 / 43 / 0 rush, 6 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec)
Portis took several hard hits, and was forced to leave the game a couple of times, the last one for good. He had trouble finding any holes to run through at the beginning of the game, but slowly increased his production as time went by. Portis had a game high 34 yard run in the second half that was on the same drive he had a 20 yard run called back on a holding penalty. Portis was targeted primarily on screens and swing passes. It was unclear whether his injuries were considered serious, as he left the game late when the outcome was already decided.
2006 Week 9 vs DAL (23 / 84 / 1 rush, 3 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Portis was expected to see a lot of work with Santana Moss inactive and the game certainly started out that way. He had 11 carries in the first quarter, including seven red zone carries on Washington's first offensive possession. Five of those came from inside the four yard line, but Portis was unable to score. He was averaging only two yards per carry until he took a little pitch out around the left end and down the sideline for a 38 yard touchdown near the end of the first half. Portis finished with 84 yards and the aforementioned touchdown.
2006 Week 10 vs PHI (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Portis was injured late in the first quarter and did not play for the rest of the game. His broken right hand could well have been the difference in the game. Portis was initially successful running the ball to the outside against the Eagles run defense, and had he played the whole game, the Redskins may have been more successful in establishing their passing game. He did not return to the game after the injury and the word is now what he'll likely miss 3-4 weeks.
2005 Week 1 vs CHI (21 / 121 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
He started slowly with only seven yards on his first six carries, but he became the Redskins' offensive star of the game with 114 yards on his remaining 15 carries. He did leave the game in the first half for medical purposes, but was only out for a short time. He broke off a long run of 41 on the last play of the third quarter. He only received two red zone carries, two fewer than Ladell Betts' four. HC Joe Gibbs appeared to favor Betts near the end zone and late in the game as Portis only carried four times in the fourth quarter. Portis was only targeted once in the passing game and he dropped the pass.
2005 Week 2 vs DAL (17 / 52 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
Portis ran well but had an off night against a great Dallas run defense. There were a couple runs when he showed strength fighting for yardage, as he ran hard with powerful, continuous leg drive. The problem was that the holes weren't there, and the Cowboys didn't allow him to rip any big runs. The majority of his carries came in the first half, when the game was still close. Once the Cowboys went up by multiple scores, his carries diminished until the end of the game, when the Redskins used him to burn up clock after they went ahead. Portis' lone target without a reception came on a bobbled and dropped pass from Brunell in the left flat.
2005 Week 4 vs SEA (25 / 90 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Portis had a tough time finding room to run facing a stacked line of scrimmage for most of the game. Only four of his carries went for more than four yards. However, Portis certainly showed the quick burst to accelerate when a hole presented itself. Also, Portis showed a nice knack of leaning and diving forward to at least gain a yard or two when nothing presented itself.
2005 Week 5 vs DEN (20 / 103 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Portis had a good day running the ball, surpassing 100 yards for the second time this season, but failing to score a touchdown yet again. He had larger holes to run through in this game than previously, and he took full advantage. As the game progressed with the Redskins trailing, Portis displayed good instincts in his blitz pickups; giving Mark Brunell added time to throw. He left the game late in the second quarter because of a bruised leg, but later returned. On their first drive, Portis failed to handle a handoff from Brunell, and the play resulted in a fumble recovered by the Broncos that led to an eventual score. On the next drive, Portis broke a big gainer up the middle for nearly 30 yards, but the play was called back because of holding. Later that drive, Portis got first crack at scoring on first and goal from the two yard line, but was unable to plow ahead. On his team's final drive, Portis caught a pass underneath zone coverage and was able to break a linebacker's tackle to convert.
2005 Week 6 vs KC (21 / 77 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 51 / 0 rec)
Portis played injured most of the afternoon, clearly suffering a recurrence from the same shin contusion that bothered him week five in Denver. The running room was limited, and Portis' best run was only for 13 yards, and in fact that came on the first play of the game. Portis was able to find some room underneath and in the flat, gaining more yards receiving (51) than he had previously in any game this year. Portis' struggles in the red zone continued, as he labored to gain any yards up the middle. He performed well in pass protection for the most part, enabling Mark Brunell to find open receivers. His yards per carry dipped below four for the third time in five games this season.
2005 Week 7 vs SF (19 / 101 / 3 rush, 2 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Portis had his third 100 yard rushing game of the season and found the running easy against an overmatched 49ers' squad. He scored his first touchdown of the season on a five yard run off the right tackle in the first quarter, adding two more touchdown runs later of one yard each. Portis was pulled from the game after a 15 yard run late in the third quarter put him up over 100 yards. He averaged 5.3 yards per carry, the third time he has surpassed five yards per carry this season in a game. He didn't appear to be hindered by the nagging injuries that slowed him in the previous two games.
2005 Week 8 vs NYG (4 / 9 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 13 / 0 rec)
Portis never got started, with a long run of five yards and three runs of one yard. He was targeted on four passes, of which he caught three, on short dumps to either side. Early in the game Portis, as he lowered his shoulders, banged helmets with Brent Alexander and appeared shaken up. He did return to the game.
2005 Week 9 vs PHI (21 / 67 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 8 / 0 rec)
Portis had limited running room early in the game, as he started out with just 18 yards on his first eight carries. True to form, Washington stuck with the ground game, and Portis eventually found a little bit of running room. He finished with 67 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown. The touchdown came on a six yard run up the middle. In the passing game, Portis made a great diving catch by the sideline at the end of the first half on which he was able to drag both elbows before landing out of bounds. Portis limped off the field on two separate occasions, but returned both times after taking off a play or two.
2005 Week 10 vs TB (23 / 144 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Portis had his best rushing game of the season yardage wise, gaining 144 yards on the ground and tacking on a touchdown. 82 of those yards were gained in the first quarter, and he had over 100 by halftime. Portis was able to take runs to the outside and cut them back to the middle of the field, using the Tampa over pursuit to his advantage. On the first drive of the second half, following Mike Sellers' touchdown, Portis made a great catch, laying out for the ball but staying in bounds to convert the two point try. For much of the second half Portis spent time on the sideline, tired as a result of his heavy workload in the first half. He left the game just before Ladell Betts caught his touchdown, and would return at the very end of the Redskins' next drive, scoring on an eight yard run himself. This was a good performance for Portis, who showed glimpses of his Denver self in incorporating cutback running into his repertoire.
2005 Week 11 vs OAK (22 / 92 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / -6 / 0 rec)
Portis lost two fumbles, his first of the year. His first fumble was a fluke, as his blocker ran into his ball-carrying arm from behind, knocking the ball loose. His second fumble occurred in a pileup. He ran relatively well other than those two plays, gaining yardage outside the tackles and running very patiently, waiting for his blocks to develop. It was his seventh game with 20 or more carries this season. Portis was forced to play more minutes than he has been accustomed to this season because of the absence of Ladell Betts.
2005 Week 12 vs SD (29 / 87 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Portis did a good job, despite sporting a 3.0 YPC average. He fought for the tough inside yards, and it was evident early on that there wasn't going to be much running room to the outside. The Redskins attempted to grind it out with the running game in the second half, with limited success. It wasn't Portis' fault that San Diego was stacking the line, yet Portis still managed to get three and four yard runs with some consistency. His owners would obviously have liked him to find the end zone, which he very nearly did in the first quarter. Portis was targeted by Brunell on a deep pass in the end zone, but had the ball bounce off his hands. It would have been a very difficult catch for someone who isn't a wide receiver, as the pass was right on the sideline of the end zone. That said, it was a catchable ball. Portis lost three yards rushing on a play that was called back for holding.
2005 Week 13 vs STL (27 / 136 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Portis had a fine game highlighted by his 47 yard touchdown run in the first quarter. His blocks fell right into place and he made it to the end zone untouched. He was shaken up and left the game after a third down play in the first half, but returned on the next series. Portis continued to take advantage of the Rams' makeshift defensive line, finishing the game with 136 yards on 27 carries and a pair of touchdowns.
2005 Week 14 vs ARI (26 / 105 / 1 rush, 3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Portis' rushing numbers on the day, 26 carries for 105 yards, do not tell the story of the way he ran. He ran hard and decisively against many eight man fronts. Portis picked up the hard yards and rarely went down after first contact. He also contributed three receptions for 16 yards. His touchdown in the third quarter came on a sweep where he showed balance and patience as he set up Mike Sellers for the lead block to allow him to sneak inside the pylon for the 15 yard touchdown.
2005 Week 15 vs DAL (23 / 112 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Though Portis never found the end zone, it was a strong game for him with 112 rushing yards. During the Redskins' opening drive, Portis played a big part rushing for 30 yards on four carries. After a 19 yard gain to the outside, Portis was injured. But he came back in the game to carry the ball twice at the goal line after Santana Moss' 42 yard catch. On the next drive he showed no signs of being injured with three carries for 18 yards. Portis bobbled a reception, but pulled it in for a four yard gain. Portis limped off the field in the fourth quarter, and was seen walking around on the sidelines.
2005 Week 16 vs NYG (27 / 108 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Portis did it all in this game. He caught a pass. He ran for over 100 yards. He even threw a touchdown to Chris Cooley. He was the Redskins' offensive workhorse, finishing with 27 touches for 108 yards. He had a second half touchdown run that sealed the Redskins' victory. He allowed the Redskins' offense to use play action successfully, resulting in four passing touchdowns, and two for over 50 yards.
2005 Week 17 vs PHI (27 / 112 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Portis carried a heavy load, rushing the ball 27 times for 112 yards and two touchdowns. His first touchdown came on a two-yard run early in the third quarter. Portis left the game with an apparent back injury after a horse collar type of tackle, but came back into the game to score a touchdown on a 22 yard run. On the play, Portis was bottled up at the line of scrimmage, but was able to break free, run to the outside, and dive for the pylon. Portis returned and ran effectively, but again was forced out due to injury late in the fourth quarter.