Morris Caps Redskins' Run to the Playoffs

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Only the best players, usually the most established and famous, get to hear their names chanted in syncopated rhythm by an entire stadium in a nationally-televised game. But Alfred Morris, the Washington Redskins rookie running back who drives an ancient clunker with 125,000 miles on the odometer, got to hear his name transformed into “Al-fred Mo-rris,” time after time by a FedEx Field crowd of 82,845 as if it were “Rig-go, Rig-go” long ago or, these days, “De-rek Je-ter” up in Yankee Stadium.

On a night with an NFC East title as a trophy for victory, and elimination from the NFL playoffs as a booby prize for the loser, Morris had a game of power running, balanced determination, cut-back brilliance and sheer rugged endurance that will stand with the best of...

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