With the season having come to a close, and the Redskins having gained their first playoff berth since 1999, this week’s By The Numbers is a special regular season ending edition. Rather than look at the numbers from the Eagles game on Sunday, here are some of the season numbers that put the Redskins in the position they are in now.
1,516 – rushing yards for Clinton Portis. Not only does it break the Redskin’s single season record held by Stephen Davis (1,432 yards, 2001), it’s the biggest factor in the Redskins playoff berth. It also marks the third time that Portis has broke 1500 yards in four seasons. He also becomes just the 3rd running back to register 1300+ yards in his first four seasons.
1,483 – receiving yards for Santana Moss. The Redskins knew they needed to stretch the field more effectively so they grabbed Moss up in the ‘Coles debacle’. Surely even the most optimistic of the Redskins faithful had no idea that he would be the NFL’s biggest deep threat in 2005. Moss’ total also broke the Redskins’ single season receiving record of 1436 yards held by Bobby Mitchell since 1963.
352 – carries for Portis. The third most carries ever in a Redskin season.
10 – wins and a wild card spot. Enough said.
5 – wins to one loss in the tough NFC East. To get to the playoffs you have to be able to beat your division rivals more than they beat you.
Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway