New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram II brought the boom once again this season. Due to an NFL-mandated suspension, Ingram was out for the first four games and saw his return in Week 5 against the Washington Redskins. Through 12 games, Ingram had 645 yards rushing on 138 carries and six touchdowns, along with 21 receptions for 170 yards receiving and one touchdown. Ingram and Alvin Kamara carried most of the load for the Saints, combining for 1,528 rushing yards of the team's 2,025. In his eighth NFL season with New Orleans, Ingram set the all-time rushing touchdown record with 50, surpassing former Saints running back Deuce McAllister.
BEST GAME: Ingram hit the ground running on Nov. 11 as the Saints faced the Cincinnati Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. The Alabama product put up season-high numbers of 104 rushing yards on 13 carries and 58 yards receiving on three receptions and one touchdown. Ingram's performance led to the Saints having a season-high 244 rushing yards and to an eventual 51-14 victory.
BEST QUOTE: "I've always had confidence in my ability that given the opportunity, given the chance that I could be one of the best players in this league. Be a great play-maker for this team. And I always had that confidence in myself just through the work that I put in and just that belief that all the hard work and I put in, that when I had to that I'd be able to take advantage of it, and be able to capitalize and just prove my worth. I think maybe the expectations that other people had. I know people wanted me out, calling me a bust, this and that. I heard all that stuff my first few years, but I never really paid attention to the naysayers. I always do it for the people who love me. For the people who care about me. For the people who believe in me. And I know I thank the Lord that I have a great support system. I have a good mind, good head on my shoulders and I've always had that belief in myself that I could be a great player in this league. So I just kept that belief."
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See the best moments from Saints running back Mark Ingram throughout the 2018 season.