He just won't have much help in that effort.
The Saintswill officially be without Khiry Robinson (arm) and Pierre Thomas (ribs) this week, according to the team. That will make establishing a running game quite difficult, especially because the team was already worried about extending Ingram's reps.
That puts them in a difficult position on Sunday, especially since San Francisco's defense is still good enough to shut down a team that is one-dimensional.
Ingram's rise has been a large part of the Saints' recent success. The former first-round pick carried the ball more times against Carolina and Green Bay - 54 - than he has over any two week period in his NFL career. He's been a pace setter for an offense that has never truly gotten the credit due for the running game they've helped foster.
Still, continuing that pace against a physical defense won't be easy without reliable help.