Monday, November 24, 2008

Clinton Portis shakes off injuries and Seattle

Clinton Portis rushed for 143 yards in 29 carries, including key ones late that helped preserve the Washington Redskins' first victory in almost a month, 20-17, over the Seattle Seahawks.

Portis was questionable after sitting out most of practice last week because of his sprained knee. Then, the NFL's leader in yards from scrimmage injured a hip muscle late in the first half, when he rushed for 69 of his yards.

Yet he kept running, finishing with his first 100-yard day since Washington's last victory, on Oct. 26 at Detroit, and ending a losing streak for the Redskins (7-4) at two games.

Seattle fell to 2-9, its worst start since 1992. The Seahawks lost for the fourth straight time at home. Entering this season, Seattle had been an NFC-best 42-14 at home since 2001.

Quoteworthy: "He was a warrior." -- Jim Zorn, Redskins coach, on Clinton Portis

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