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New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram ends 2016 season with a milestone

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram (No. 22) reaches ball across the goal line for a TD vs. Atlanta on Sunday: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

His team was eliminated from postseason contention for a third straight year, but Mark Ingram grabbed his first milestone as a professional running back. He collected his third 100-yard rushing performance against the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, accounting for 103 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

Prior to the Falcons, his first two 100-yard games came against NFC West teams.

Ingram totaled 15 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown in week nine against San Francisco, while posting 146 yards rushing and a touchdown on 14 attempts in Week 12 against the Los Angeles Rams.

He’s endured a multitude of injuries since entering the National Football League in 2010, but Ingram was able to put together a 1,000-yard rushing season in his fifth year out of Alabama. To go with his 1,043 rushing yards and six touchdowns, this was Ingram’s third consecutive year in which he has 1,000 yards from scrimmage.

He caught 46 passes from Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees for 319 yards and four scores, moving him to 1,362 yards from scrimmage with 10 touchdowns.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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