EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – After Clinton Portis ran all over the New York Jets, Shaun Suisham kicked the Washington Redskins to victory.

Suisham tied a franchise record with his fifth field goal, a 46-yarder with 7:43 left in overtime, to give the Redskins a 23-20 win Sunday.

Portis rushed for 196 yards and a touchdown on 36 carries as Washington (5-3) beat New York for the eighth time in nine meetings. The Redskins, who won their second overtime game of the season after beating Miami in the season opener, had to erase a 14-point deficit in this one to win.

The Jets (1-8) tied it at 20 with 10 seconds left in regulation on Mike Nugent’s 30-yard field goal, but New York couldn’t do much after getting a 39-yard reception by Jerricho Cotchery to open the extra period.

Washington stuck to the ground on its first possession as Portis gained 37 of his yards on the drive to get the Redskins into field-goal position. Suisham, who also had kicks of 46, 40, 22 and 40 yards, nailed the winning kick as the ball made it just over the crossbar with a few yards to spare and the Redskins celebrated a hard-fought victory.

AP-ES-11-04-07 1635EST


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