NEW YORK, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Washington's Clinton Portis, the NFL's leading rusher through seven weeks, was named the NFC's October offensive player of the month Thursday.
Portis, in his seventh NFL season, compiled 575 rushing yards on 101 carries, 251yards more than any other player, and has gained a league-best 944 yards on 187 carries in eight games to date.
Thursday was the first time the former Miami-Florida product earned a player of the month honor, and his five consecutive 120-yard games mark the second time he has accomplished the feat.
Portis and former Buffalo Bills star O.J. Simpson are the only players in NFL history to rush for at least 120 yards in five straight games twice.
Other NFC honorees were Carolina linebacker Jon Beason (defense) and St. Louis placekicker Josh Brown (special teams).
Beason, in his second NFL season, made 37 tackles with two interceptions.
Brown booted nine field goals, including a 49-yarder as time expired on Oct. 19, when the Rams beat the Redskins, 19-17, their first victory in 2008.