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Ever since longtime New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram returned home after a two-and-a-half season absence, Saints have looked a resurgent outfit. Ingram moved from Houston Texans to New Orleans Saints a few weeks ago, giving him a chance to play for the same team he played for from 2011 to 2018.

While results haven’t gone their way, their playing style has certainly looked more fluid and attractive. When your underlying stats are looking good, it’s only a matter of time before the results also swing your way. While results haven’t been going Ingram’s way, on a personal front, he made history against the Tennessee Titans.

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“Thankful to God” – Mark Ingram is grateful after making history

While the New Orleans Saints couldn’t muster up a win, it was not all gloom for the Saints fans. Long time Saints faithful and fan backed Mark Ingram against the Tennessee Titans broke Saints’ all time rushing record.

“I’m just thankful to God,” Ingram said after the game. “I’m thankful for all my teammates, coaches, anyone along the way. My family, my wife, my kids, my parents. I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Ingram also thanked Deuce McAllister, the former Saints running back whose record he broke. “He poured into me as a young professional,” Ingram said. “When things weren’t necessarily ideal, whether it was my role in the offense, whatever it may have been, he was always encouraging and supportive, and I appreciate him for that. I’m honoured to be able to take over Deuce’s record.”

Ingram outlines the objectives in his second stint with New Orleans

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All said and done, very few expected Ingram’s return to the Saints. As Ingram revealed, the separation wasn’t easy at all. But what’s done is done as he is now a Saints player. In an interview a while ago, Ingram revealed the Saints’ objectives for this year’s NFL.

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But to be able to have the opportunity to go back home where I started and be able to help them fight for a championship is almost something I couldn’t pass up,” Ingram revealed. The RB’s return to Saints has given them a much-needed boost. If he continues playing well like this and luck is by their side, they might even it all!

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