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Saints Fall to Falcons: Five Post-Game Questions

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5. Is Ingram the real deal?

Sep 7, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) stiff arms Atlanta Falcons free safety Dwight Lowery (20) during the first quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

This might be a question we are asking all year. Ingram resembled his old self in the first half, getting about two or three yards per carry. In the second half, he was much better and started ripping off huge chunks at a time.

Ingram likes getting more carries, more hits, and wearing down defenses. The Saints can’t give him more carries unless he gives more production at the start of the game. Therein lies the problem. Expect more performances like this from Ingram and the Saints to continue using the three-headed running attack.