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Portis wearing down: During the first half of the season, when the Redskins were 6-2, Portis was an MVP candidate. A series of injuries have derailed the star rusher in recent weeks, however, and his production has plummeted. He will try to return to his early-season form against a 49ers defense ranked 15th against the run.
The 49ers' ageless wonder: In his 15th season, veteran WR Isaac Bruce just continues plugging away. He leads San Francisco with 59 catches, 827 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He recorded his 1,000th career reception last week and is second all-time with 14,936 yards.
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Pro BowlRedskins fullback Mike Sellers had a career-high two TD catches in his last game against the 49ers. ... Washington DE Andre Carter returns to San Francisco for the first time since leaving the 49ers following the 2005 season. ... LB Parys Haralson leads the 49ers with a career-high 8.5 sacks. ... Since the start of 2006, RB Frank Gore has 5,063 scrimmage yards (3,775 rush, 1,288 rec.), second most in the NFC.