Max Unger

Ingram, Thomas lift Saints over Jets, 31-19

Mark Ingram gave the Saints much more than the first-down run they needed to wind down the clock on the Jets.

His determined burst across the line of scrimmage thrust him into New York's defensive backfield with too much speed and vigor for anyone to catch him — a fitting finish to one of his better days in a memorable season.

Ingram ran for two touchdowns and gained 151 yards from scrimmage , capped by his late 50-yard TD run, and New Orleans overcame three turnovers to defeat the reeling Jets 31-19 on Sunday.

"Getting the ball into his hands is obviously what we want to do," Saints center Max Unger said of Ingram, who has eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing for a...