Portis Looks To Deliver The Goods At Fed Ex This Week End

jason willisContributor IOctober 10, 2008

I'm not real big on stats, I really only know just a few. I could talk about female stats or football stats. So whats it gonna be? I thought so, lets get on with it.  The perfect woman is considered 36x24x36. Okay, enough about that....the perfect woman can be debated but what can't be debated is what Clinton Portis and the Washington Redskins have done this year. Stats? How do you measure heart? Portis has loads of heart.

Clinton Portis will set his sights on a Ram's defense that gives up 166 yards per game rushing. He is currently ranked second in the NFL in rushing with 514 yards. Expect another huge game with even bigger stats after this one. The Rams are in trouble because they are soft in the middle and on the left side of the line. Wouldn't you know it, according to the stats Portis runs stronger on the left and in the middle.

Portis, 27 is in his seventh NFL season. He has been a beast of a running back some time now. When he came into the NFL, as a second-round draft pick of the Denver Broncos in 2002, he surprised everyone with back-to-back 1,500-plus-yard seasons. He was traded to the Redskins in 2004. Portis still put up good numbers, 1,315 yards in 2004 and 1,516 in 2005.

This year, Portis is ripping off 4.5 yards per carry, has 514 yards in five games. He also has four touchdowns, and the Redskins are 4-1. You know the commercial that says "nobody delivers like brown"? Well, this year Burgundy and gold does.