Running Redskins Rally Past Jets 23-20 in OT

Washington Redskins wide receiver Antwaan Randle El, left, celebrates with Jason Fabini after scoring a two-point conversion against the New York Jets in the fourth quarter during NFL football action Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007 in East Rutherford, N.J.

For those that had been waiting for running back Clinton Portis to finally have a big day – wait no more.  Portis went off Sunday against the New York Jets as he ran all over them for a whopping 196 yards on 36 carries as he lifted the Redskins to a gutsy 23-20 overtime win over a Jets team that played hard, but just didn’t have enough in the end to stop Portis.  The back was the story in OT for Washington, as he rushed  for 37 yards on the game-winning drive to set up Shaun Suisham’s 46-yard winning field goal.

The Jets build a 17-3 lead in the third quarter until Portis really started taking over.  From the 9:21 mark of the third quarter, the Jets were outscored 20-3 to lose again.

Overall the Redskins ran for 296 yards on 48 carries, putting up 6.2 yards per carry. They ended the day with 431 yards of offense, as Jason Campbell threw for 142 yards on 12-of-23 passing with one interception.  The Redskins run defense also did an okay job, holding the Jets to 124 yards on 26 carries.  Washington overall scored on six of their 10 drives in the game, and they held the Jets to just one score in their last six possessions.

The Redskins will be at home next Sunday to take on the Eagles in a NFC East showdown.


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