Saints’ Alvin Kamara Holds RIDICULOUS Stat Over Most NFL Teams

Published 12/27/2020, 4:24 AM EST
Nov 8, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) dives for extra yards past Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Jason Pierre-Paul (90) in the first quarter of a NFL game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


Alvin Kamara has been a breath of fresh air for the New Orleans Saints this season. The Saints’ running back has been consistently one of the best players, not just in New Orleans, but in the entire NFL so far.

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In the absence of veteran leaders like Drew Brees, Kamara became one of the youngsters who stepped up in the important moments.

Oct 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive end Brian Burns (53) during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

This season, Kamara has completely shattered expectations. And as of now, he currently has more rushing touchdowns by himself than 19 other teams in the NFL.

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These teams include the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and even the Detroit Lions.

Currently, Kamara is averaging 5 yards after a total of 187 rushing attempts throughout the season. In addition to these numbers, he has also registered a career-high 16 touchdowns and 57 rushing first downs.

What’s more, he is on track to register another career-high in long yards, sitting at 49 currently.

Alvin Kamara – trendsetting running back

Kamara entered the league in 2017, as the 67th pick (3rd round) of the NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints selected him to bolster their offensive unit, and immediately he paid dividends.

In his rookie year with the Saints, he became one of the better players at the running back position in the league. By the end of the season, Kamara became the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and made it to the Pro-Bowl for the first time in his career.

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Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) runs against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Since then, Kamara has only gotten better as he has played in the NFL. Since making the Pro-Bowl for the first time in 2017, he has been involved every year. This is a significant testament to how well he has been since he joined the NFL.

So far, Kamara has been one of the major factors in the New Orleans Saints’ excellent regular season so far. They have an 11-4 record and are one of the front-runners to reach the Super Bowl this year.

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However, their chances heavily depend on how well Kamara plays as they enter the post-season. But one thing is for sure, Kamara showed that he was one of the best running backs in the NFL this year.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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