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Portis On Verge of Setting Team Records


Clinton Portis enters the final week of the regular season with the Redskins' regular season rushing mark within his sights.

Of course, Portis already owns the record.

Portis has totaled 1,407 rushing yards this season, third-best in the NFL behind Minnesota's Adrian Peterson and Atlanta's Michael Turner.

Portis needs 110 yards to break his own club record of 1,516 yards, which he set in 2005.

In just five seasons with the Redskins, Portis owns two of the top three and four of the top 10 single season rushing marks in franchise history.

Player Yards Year
1. Clinton Portis 1,516 2005
2. Stephen Davis 1,432 2001
3. Clinton Portis 1,407 2008
4. Stephen Davis 1,405 1999
5. Terry Allen 1,353 1996
6. John Riggins 1,347 1983
7. Stephen Davis 1,318 2000
8. Clinton Portis 1,315 2004
9. Terry Allen 1,309 1995
10. Clinton Portis 1,262 2007

Portis has 313 rushes on the season. It is the fourth time in five seasons with the Redskins that Portis has had at least 300 carries.

This season, Portis has moved up the Redskins' list of career rushers as well.

Through 15 games, Portis has compiled 6,023 rushing yards for the Redskins. He surpassed Stephen Davis and Larry Brown to move into second place behind John Riggins, who leads with 7,472 career rushing yards this season.

Portis has moved into third place in franchise history in career rushing attempts with 1,460. John Riggins is in first with 1,988 and Larry Brown is second with 1,530.

Portis's 1-yard touchdown run last Sunday against Philadelphia was the 71st of his career. It tied him with Chuck Muncie for No. 25 on the NFL's all-time list.

Portis also set a new franchise mark with most 100-yard rushing games in his Redskins career. He has six this season and 25 in his career, besting Riggins and Brown who have 19 each.

Several other Redskins players have set or are nearing franchise marks as well.

Chris Cooley's 77 catches this season is a career high and franchise best for a tight end. His 792 receiving yards is also a career high.

Cooley needs 58 receiving yards to surpass Jerry Smith's franchise mark of 849 receiving yards in a season by a tight end.

Rock Cartwright has 178 career kickoff returns for 4,321 yards, moving him into second place all-time in both categories franchise history. He trails Brian Mitchell, who has 421 career kickoff returns for 9,586 yards.

Jason Campbell is on the verge of setting a new team mark for lowest interception percentage in a season.

Campbell has thrown 476 passes with just six interceptions, a 1.26 percentage. That would best the previous mark of 1.60 set by Mark Brunell in 2006.

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