Ingram gained only 51 yards on 16 carries and snared two of three targets for nine yards in Sunday's 41-38 win over the Panthers. Ingram found some tough sledding against a Panthers squad that instead bled yardage through the air against Drew Brees and a cadre of pass catchers. The veteran back's involvement in the passing game was also muted, after he'd totaled 14 receptions over the previous three games. Ingram will try to break out on the ground against the Chiefs in Week 7 following a current two-game stretch where he's only managed 107 yards on 34 carries (3.1 YPC).
Ingram (illness) is not listed on Friday's injury report. Ingram sat out Thursday's practice while recovering from an illness, needing just one day of rest before he returned to full participation. He'll have plenty of time to get back to full strength heading into Sunday's matchup with a Carolina defense that's been solid against the run (3.4 YPC) and vulnerable through the air (8.4 YPA).
Ingram missed Thursday's practice due to an illness. Coming down with an illness midweek is clearly better than doing so closer to game day, but Ingram's status should nonetheless be clarified on Friday's injury report. On the season, Ingram has 40 more carries than his next closest teammate and is averaging 4.1 YPC, but the 100-yard threshold hasn't been reached, which isn't a surprise with six such outings in 66 career games.
Ingram carried 18 times for 56 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 35-34 win over the Chargers. He also led the team with six catches and 49 yards on seven targets. Despite his inefficiency on the ground, Ingram set a new season-high in carries and receptions, netting his second-highest total yardage output. Ingram struggled to produce due in part to a lack of usage over the first two weeks, but he has compiled over 100 total yards and reached the end zone in each of the last two games on 43 touches. The Saints will enjoy a bye next week, but Ingram should be front and center in Week 6 when the Panthers visit the Superdome.
Ingram rushed 15 times for 77 yards and caught four passes (on six targets) for 30 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's loss to the Falcons. Ingram's performance Monday marked his best of the season, as his 77 rushing yards nearly matched his total of 88 entering the game, and he found the end zone for the first time with a five-yard catch during the fourth quarter. Although the Saints were forced to abandon the running game pretty early, Ingram still managed to make an impact by averaging over five yards on the carries he was handed. On that back of that improved outing, Ingram will hope for a similar workload in Week 4 against the Chargers.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/23||@Kansas City Chiefs||18||17.80|
|9||11/06||@San Francisco 49ers||31||25.00|
|12||11/27||Los Angeles Rams||17||17.00|
|14||12/11||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||20.20|
|16||12/24||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||24||20.20|
|3 Year Avg||157||706||5||29||206||0||120|