The New Orleans Saints lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football in what was a game they had command over all night it seemed.

The Saints led by 13 points for a large part of the game and ended up losing that lead, choking it away actually, to none other than Tom Brady, the greatest to ever play quarterback.

There are a lot of reasons that the game didn’t go the way they wanted it. If you ask me, head coach Dennis Allen is the main reason. Do you know who isn’t the main reason? Mark Ingram.

Ingram was really upset with himself after the game. He felt like he could have made a play that would have essentially sealed it for them. Unfortunately, he didn’t get that done, and the Buccaneers ended up winning.

If you aren’t familiar with what I’m talking about in terms of Ingram and his play, Warren Sharp broke it down perfectly here:

Long story short, Ingram wasn’t feeling great in terms of his body. The Saints put him in to catch a pass in an attempt to get the first down. He gets just short and runs out of bounds.

Yeah, he could have fought for that extra yard. But, why was Kamara not in the game? That was on Allen, not Ingram.

Here is what Ingram tweeted after the game:

I don’t think Ingram should take any blame for this loss. Yes, he could have tried a bit harder, but he was injured or at least dealing with an injury. Everyone could have done at least one thing better, so you can’t pin it on one player.

You can pin it on Dennis Allen, though.

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