10 fascinating achievements from Washington Commanders franchise history

These fascinating achievements often go overlooked throughout Commanders franchise history.
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Most intriguing Commanders game

  • Jamie Morris – 1988

There's little doubt that 1988 was a bad year all around for the now-Washington Commanders. Something that was definitely a letdown after winning the Super Bowl.

Quarterback Doug Williams needed emergency surgery in the middle of the season. Reliable kicker Chip Lohmiller slumped badly. Superhero Timmy Smith fizzled as the new lead back. The team just never got rolling.

They were eliminated from playoff contention by the final week. Therefore, Joe Gibbs decided this was the best time to test rookie running back Jamie Morris.

During the game, Williams attempted 23 passes. Wide receiver Ricky Sanders carried the ball twice. And Morris ran the ball on the other 45 offensive snaps from scrimmage. The 45 carries in one game remains an NFL record.

Morris played in 33 games over three NFL seasons. Almost 20 percent of his career carries came in this one game. A truly remarkable statistic all things considered.

Commanders players have had far too many fascinating games to mention other contenders here. So I’ll just award the title to Joe Morris’ little brother and move on.