Mark Ingram is close to owning Saints rushing records

By John Sigler | Saintswire

New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram looked fresh off of his four-game suspension, posting up 53 yards and two scores on the ground in his 2018 debut. Those numbers aren’t too flashy on the surface, but they carry huge ramifications later on down the line. He’s gaining more ground on Saints legend Deuce McAllister’s franchise records.

McAllister set the bar for every Saints running back to play after him with 6,096 career rushing yards and 49 touchdowns. If not for Ingram, those records would have lasted for years to come; the only other players to come close were Pierre Thomas (3,745 yards and 28 scores) and Reggie Bush (2,090 yards and 17 touchdowns). No other running back in the top 12 in Saints history has played since 2001.

But Ingram has endured a rough start, with Saints head coach Sean Payton not trusting him outside short-yardage situations and giving looks instead to guys like Thomas, Darren Sproles, and Chris Ivory. Ingram worked hard to make himself viable on passing downs and now he’s paired with Alvin Kamara as one of the best duos in NFL history. ...

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