5 New Orleans Saints who must ‘bring the wood’ against the Titans

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Aug 15, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) carries the ball past Tennessee Titans free safety George Wilson (21) on his way to scoring a touchdown in the second quarter at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

4. Mark Ingram

The New Orleans Saints running back is currently on pace for his first career 1,000-yard season as a top-ten rusher in the NFL.  He’s also on pace for ten trips into the end zone.  Ingram has been nothing short of great, averaging 4.5 yards per carry.  Oh, and he’s also a factor in the passing game this year with 33 catches for 274 yards.  He’s on pace for over 1600 total yards from scrimmage.

Well, come last Sunday, down goes Frazier aka Khiry Robinson for the year, which means Ingram’s workload should see a significant increase.  Against a 21st ranked Titans run defense allowing 118.7 rushing yards per game, Ingram should have no trouble pounding away.

A steady run game led by Ingram with the help of an improving offensive line should ease some pressure off of Drew Brees.  The Saints don’t need their quarterback trying to do too much by making poor decisions against a third-ranked Titans secondary.  Bring the wood, Marky Mark.  Bring the wood.

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