Kamara's totals weren't necessarily spectacular by any stretch, but he and Mark Ingram combined to give the Saints offense enough balance to notch the two-touchdown win. The 23-year-old back has only topped 100 rushing yards once this season, but he now has 13 catches over his last pair of contests and has hit the 70-reception mark for the campaign. Kamara will look to continue building up his numbers through both the ground and air against the Panthers in a Week 15 Monday night division matchup.
Kamara rushed 11 times for 36 yards and brought in eight of 11 targets for another 36 yards in Thursday's 13-10 loss to the Cowboys. He also returned three punts for 17 yards and fumbled once, but it was recovered by the offense.
Kamara was contained under 100 total yards for the second straight game and also came up short on a fourth-and-goal run from the one-yard line early in the second quarter. Kamara was far from the only explosive Saints skill player to see a downturn Thursday, however, and his lack of production was a direct function of the Cowboys' suffocating play on defense. The second-year back's reception total was his highest since Week 3, as Dallas continually forced Drew Brees into short throws throughout the night. Kamara and the rest of his offensive teammates will look to bounce back against the Buccaneers in a Week 13 divisional battle on Dec. 9.
Kamara racked up 89 rushing yards on 14 carries, adding one catch for nine yards during Thursday's 31-17 win against the Falcons.
For a defense that's been tormented by opposing running backs without Deion Jones in the lineup, Atlanta held up reasonably well against Kamara, holding the dual threat back to 98 offensive yards and zero touchdowns (torched for 190 total yards the first time these teams met in Week 3). Kamara was contained to his lowest receiving output of 2018, while also being held under 100 yards for the first time over his past four games. A substantially tougher matchup is upcoming in Week 13 when Kamara faces off against a Dallas defense that allows 28.5 fewer rushing yards and 17.1 fewer receiving yards per game to running backs than Atlanta.
Kamara rushed 13 times for 71 yards and hauled in his lone target for a 37-yard touchdown in Sunday's 48-7 win over Philadelphia.
It appeared Kamara was going to be left out of the Saints' touchdown fest until Drew Brees found him down the sideline with a step on his man en route to a 45-7 lead early in the fourth quarter. The game marks the first time in five weeks the 23-year-old didn't score a rushing touchdown and also the first time in three weeks he failed to score multiple touchdowns. He'll attempt to start those streaks up again with a tasty Thanksgiving matchup at home against Atlanta, whom he torched for 190 total yards earlier this season.
Kamara ran for 56 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries and added 46 yards on four receptions during Sunday's 51-14 win over the Bengals.
Known mostly as a speedster, Kamara showed his versatility on two second-quarter touchdown runs against the Bengals. First, he bruised through the heart of Cincinnati's defense for a four-yard touchdown and then, on the very next drive, he used his speed to beat the defense to the edge on a one-yard toss play. The sophomore back has now scored multiple touchdowns in three straight games. Though Mark Ingram's big day might be a cause for concern in most backfields, the dependence the Saints have on their backs in the passing game likely means that there are plenty of touches to go around. Up next Sunday is a mediocre Philadelphia run defense surrendering 4.5 yards per carry.
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