Continuing the Legacy: Mark Ingram gains 100 yards, scores three touchdownsBy James Ogletree | 11/14/2017 11:14am
Two former Alabama running backs set new career bests in Week 10 of the NFL season, several veterans maintained their strong recent play, and a certain tackling machine, now healthy, is showing glimpses of being the league's next elite linebacker. Here are the top five Crimson Tide performances from Week 10:
-New Orleans Saints running back and former Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram rushed for 131 yards and a career-high 3 touchdowns on 21 carries Sunday. His 131 yards were the sixth-most of his career out of 89 games.
Ingram became the first player this season with three or more rushing touchdowns and at least 100 rushing yards in a game, and is tied for the league lead with seven scores on the ground. The Saints are 7-0 when he gets at least 14 carries and 0-2 when he receives fewer than 14 carries.
-Rookie linebacker Reuben Foster continues to justify the San Francisco 49ers' choice to trade up for him in the 2017 NFL Draft. He helped San Francisco to its first win of the year by making 10 tackles Sunday, giving him an NFL-leading 24 over the last two weeks.
Check out this tackle for loss he made on Monday, featuring an extreme close-up of New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo:
-Los Angeles Rams linebacker Mark Barron made five tackles against the Houston Texans on Sunday and also returned an interception 15 yards. Alabama fans surely would've have preferred that Barron pick off Texans starter and former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson rather than backup Tom Savage, but beggars can't be choosers.
-Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones caught six balls for 57 yards in a 27-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys, including this snag for a gain of 24: