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New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray stepped up when called upon in 2019

The best photos of New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray from the 2019 season.

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Analysis: New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray proved to be an integral part of the gameplan down the stretch in 2019. Murray had a total of just 32 carries and nine catches over the first six weeks of the season while his counterpart Alvin Kamara got the bulk of the load. But when Kamara was forced to miss two weeks midway through the year, Murray stepped up and delivered back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the first time in his career. In his first year in the Black and Gold, Murray started eight games, carrying the ball 146 times for 637 yards and five touchdowns. He hauled in 34 receptions for 235 yards and one touchdown.

Best game: The Saints traveled to the Windy City for a battle against a stout Chicago Bears defense without Kamara in Week 7. Murray got the start and rushed 27 times for 119 yards and two touchdowns while adding five receptions for 31 yards.

Best quote: "It's the opportunities, and I've gotten 'em here. Screens, checkdowns. I think quarterbacks play a big role in that and finding the open guy. So it's all been a testament just to the offense. I credit everything to the offense." - Murray

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