The Mark Ingram Miracle

December 6th, 2022

Call it a miracle. Call it supernatural. Call it a bizarre gift from the football gods or an insane gift from a hated rival.

Down two scores late in the fourth quarter last night against the Slimy Saints, Andy Dalton dumped off a 2nd-and-long pass to three-time Pro Bowler running back Mark Ingram. The Heisman Trophy winner made the catch and scampered to the first-down line and shocked the world by running out of bounds short of the sticks.

A screenshot is above and the video is below.

Ingram took a knee on the sideline and it seems that somehow he had a moment of temporary insanity. The Bucs then stopped the Saints on third down and the rest is unforgettable and glorious Bucs history. A 16-3 deficit was erased in less than six minutes — and the Bucs needed every second.

Ingram took to Twitter and issued an apology in the wee hours.

“I’m sick about this one. Regardless of circumstances or how I feel I have to get that fresh set of downs for the squad. I apologize to my teammates my coaches and my city for a crucial mistake. We work way too hard and sacrifice blood sweat and tears. I will be better.”

Ingram is a 12-year veteran who has played in a ton of big NFL games, and in college.

Man, weird stuff sure does happen when Tom Brady gets into fourth quarters.

48 Responses to “The Mark Ingram Miracle”

  1. Tim Says:

    Or just call it what it was. Dumb luck.

  2. Fun Guy Says:

    Play of the game. Thanks!

  3. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Done on purpose; NFL is rigged, setting the stage

  4. ClwJB Says:

    Again, TB12 is a blessing, but the Aints are one of the few teams more poorly coached than we are

    The drops, this play, the stupid throw on 3rd down immediately after

    Not getting the final FG that would ended the game – they looked JUST LIKE US at Cleveland

  5. George Says:

    Thank goodness for that stupidity by Ingram, he must have been coached up by Todd Bowles. What a complete idiot he is,can’t coach, hell do you remember Cooper Kupp last yer we were 2 plays away from back to back Super Bowl games and that idiot left single man coverage and couldn’t communicate the proper blitz coverage. TODD BOWLES IS THE WORST COACH IN THE HISTORY OF THE GAME , INCLUDING POP WARNER.

  6. Doctor_Berto Says:

    Darden placed on waivers

  7. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Call it todays players. He pulled a hammy and looked out for No. 1

  8. calbucsfan Says:

    I’m curious why White wasn’t going all out to knock him out of bounds before he reached the first down as they both approached the sideline. Instead, White changed his angle to intersect with Ingram past the first down? Geez, thanks Ingram!

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Maybe he didn’t want an encore tackle from Devin White…..White put Ingram out of the game temporarily on an earlier sideline play…..the same Devin White who took out America’s Quarterback, I believe Dak Prescott & Kenny Pickett…..

    Maybe not….but it’s a good thing he pulled a “Glennon”

  10. Kentucky Buc Says:

    Also heard he’s a distant cousin of Rojo. Could be in the DNA

  11. Goatfarmer Says:

    Doctor said,

    “ Darden placed on waivers”

    I hope this is true. About damn time. His refusal to catch punts, his running out of bounds and falling down at the fist sign of a tackler coming, his inability to gain Tom Brady’s trust, and the overhyping of geniuses like Maniacbuc make me want to toast to this news.

    Please bring back Cyril Grayson to fill the practice squad spot, as one of the WRs there will almost surely be promoted.

  12. Jack Sparrow Says:

    this is what you call Divine INtervention…… 🙂

  13. HomerSimpsonRocks Says:

    The cherry on top of the amazing Tom Brady comeback last night was how it was over the Saints. And how crappy they just feel today.

  14. T in Orlando Says:

    Interesting, we needed a similarly dumb play from another Pro Bowler against the Rams to pull out that game.

  15. ClwJB Says:

    They waived run out of bounds Darden – wonder if ran out of the building as fast as heads for the sidelines every time he catches he’s a punt!!!

  16. Jerseybuc Says:

    Darden got waived. Bout dam time

  17. Goatfarmer Says:

    Darden being cut confirmed.

    Maniacbuc, who said he was the best athlete on the team, sure had that inside information. And his hate for Scotty was pathological.

    What did Aikman say last night? “Great route by Scotty Miller.” Funny as we were assured that Scotty is a horrible route runner.

    If we could only make a coaching change from Bowelswich now, who knows how far this team could go.

    TOM – demand to take it over or you’ll go nuclear. No wiggle room left.

  18. McBucky Says:

    The game was rigged!

  19. Mike C Says:

    Or he didn’t want to get hit again late in a game…

  20. CrackWise Says:

    Brady is going to set the record for the worst regular season record to have win the SB


  21. Jerry Says:

    He certainly let up on that play. No question about it. Maybe he was injured and didn’t want to take a hit. Your team record is 4-8, up with the lead with only minutes left. You are already up there in age and hurting with an injury. His mind made the split-second decision to bail out.

  22. kyle Says:

    keanu Neal!! dude made the play of the game.. defense was gassed and about to give it up..

  23. kyle Says:

    Darden is gone and that’s fine.. the kid is scared shi**less out there..
    I’ts a mans game, he doesnt want to get in the mixer and get hit.. i dont blame him.. haha worst job in America.. nfl punt returner..haha

  24. Bird Says:

    Yah. Dumb dumb move

    Neals hit on taysome saved the day. 3 rd and 19 or something crazy.

  25. Bosch Says:

    That was a classy tweet by Ingram. Bucs coaches could take a lesson in accountability from him.

  26. Anonymous Says:

    Prolly been said, but, one word…..Vegas. GO BUCS!!!

  27. Redeemer Says:

    You always need help in a situation like that. Brady and co. took advantage. Still had to go out there and do it, but that was huge

  28. Defense Rules Says:

    Ingram’s faux pas wasn’t any more detrimental than Adebo’s 44-yard DPI on the following series that gave us the ball on the Saints’ 1-yard line on our 2nd-and-20 play. Actually less IMO, because the Saints still had a 3rd-and-1 but didn’t make it.

    Still, there’s usually an element of Lady Luck involved in most NFL games. Last night was no exception.

  29. JimmyfromNY Says:

    Stop the nonsense , the Bucs are getting the ball back two more times with one more stop. It didn’t that cost them the game. Last few minutes of that game was about the goat not about the other stuff. The haters in the trolls just can’t stand what he does in clutch situation. They don’t understand it.

  30. Frank Pillow Says:

    Very Calvin Ridley-esque.

  31. Darin Says:

    Good coaching by bowles is why Ingram did it.

  32. Stanglassman Says:

    The DPI was an obvious call Evan had him beat so he panicked and grabbed him Miller should have got one too the guy just got there early.

  33. Tucker Says:

    He got hit pretty hard a few plays earlier probably had a lot to do with that business decision.

  34. SlyPirate Says:

    Most players run out of bounds instead of taking contact for extra yards.

    It’s a “career decision.”

    You need to coach them up. In the 4th, you go hard for the first.

  35. Max Vasher Says:

    This season will be uniquely special for long time Bucs fans. And I mean Bucs fans in particular. Our record this year has hovered around typical for a Bucs record, historically speaking. The frustration and disappointment that Bucs fans typically experience on a year to year basis has been all too familiar this year. We’re used to it! If this were any typical Bucs season with any other quarterback and the score was 3-16 with less than 6 minutes to go I’ll wager that there are very few Bucs fans that would not have changed the channel rather than watch the unfolding that they knew was coming in those final 6 minutes. And THAT is exactly why this year is special for us. Because no matter how hard the team has sucked this year I would conversely wager that very few Bucs fans gave up hope and turned off the game last night. That’s right! Not this year! Not now! We’ve always known better than to have that four letter word “HOPE” ringing in our ears. We’re Bucs fans, Hope?!?! Really?!?!? Get f’n serious. But now, now we’re being seduced by that vile temptress named Hope. And damnit, this Bucs fan is ok with that. Take me, Hope, you wicked succubus!!! I’m all in on it! I’m yours! Let’s f’n GO!!!

  36. Rod Munch Says:

    No big conspiracy, it just seems pretty clear he thought he was past the 1st down maker. Thankfully, he made a big mistake and it helped the Bucs.

  37. steele Says:

    This is one of a handful of easy plays that would have sealed it for the Aints. Bucs really didn’t deserve the Brady save.

  38. Midnightstroker1 Says:

    As lifelong Bucs fan this game is. Rigged.

  39. Trask To The Future Says:

    You clowns saying the NFL is rigged are hilarious.

    Love how the NFL rigged it so the Bucs would lose last week on a fluke 4th down catch to send the Bucs to a mighty 5-6.

  40. Old School Bucs Says:

    Or call it a point shaving game! A lot of strange drop passes and mistakes by the Saints! Ingraham stepping out of bounds early was just one of them! How about sure handed landry dropping two easy wide open passes last night! Heck of a come back by Brady and the boys but referee calls and crap that went on in that game last night on NO side of the ball makes me wonder!

  41. Izod Says:

    Old School,

    I do realize that cheating is part of the game, but the fact that the go-ahead TD by the Bucs (with very little time left on the clock) was called back on a ticky tack holding call kinda kills your theory doesn’t it?

  42. Defense Rules Says:

    I love the Tom Brady comebacks as much as anyone, but they’re not a 100% sure deal all the time.

    o Green Bay game (14-12): TB12 engineered a great TD drive that ended with 18 seconds left; we missed the 2-point conversion that would’ve tied it 14-14 … incomplete pass.

    o Pittsburgh game (20-18): TB12 engineered a great TD drive that ended with 5:17 left; we missed the 2-point conversion that would’ve tied it 20-20 … incomplete pass. (Steelers were in range for a FG IF they’d chosen to kick one instead of running out the clock, but they might’ve missed)

    o Ravens game (27-22 loss): TB12 engineered THREE scoring drives in the final quarter (2 FG & 1 TD). On the 2nd of those drives, Bucs SHOULD’VE walked away with a TD (but settled for a FG), because of (1) a holding penalty on 3rd-and-6 on Donovan Smith, and then (2) a false start on Fournette on 4th-and-Goal from the 3-yard line when we were going for it that set us back & we ended up kicking the FG.

    o Browns’ game (23-17 loss): The Bucs last 7 drives (2nd half & TO) resulted in 6 punts & 1 end-of-game series (4 plays). A TD or FG on any one of them would’ve won the game for us. Didn’t happen.

    Point being: it’s unfair to Tom Brady, or any other QB, to expect that THEIR heroics in comeback situations will win the game every single time. Doesn’t happen that way. TB12’s The GOAT when it comes to hurry-up drives late in the game, but what goes on BEFORE those last-minute drives is almost always more telling in the game’s outcome.

    4th quarter comebacks are relatively rare in the big scheme of things. In his 23 year career, Brady has played in 330 games. Of those, he’s had an astounding 44 comebacks in the 4th quarter (13.3%). Two of those have come this year (Rams & Saints). THAT’S impressive, but still far from a sure thing. What IS a sure thing is that you always have a chance with Brady as your QB.

  43. brooks Says:


  44. NEfan Says:

    No one mentioning how White was out of position? Ingram is the LB’s man to cover.

  45. nick houllis Says:

    I don’t know what’s worse, the TROLLS who are yelling RIGGED to get a response, or the people falling for the TROLLS.

  46. Ultra ClodHopper Says:

    The things people do to not get shoulder pad hugged from DW

  47. Old School Bucs Fan Says:


    Not if it is about the Aint’s keeping the game close or close to the point spread! There are so many ways the NFL cheats it is sickening! But hey still a great comeback!

  48. Brady Micheal Cooper Says:

    I am sick of watching these horrible bucs and being told they are coming together. They have absolutely no offense. NONE. I am not sure if it is Leftwich, the line or the running backs or a combination of all these. TB has great, experienced hof receivers and his arm seems fresh. They shouldn’t have to scramble 14 points in the last 5 minutes for a total of 17. The Bears score 17 points. Houston scores 17 points.Bad teams score 17 points. TB is not Phil Sims, just managing a game. He is the GOAT, he has been through, seen and played every type of game and won most of them. I don’t know what the answer is, maybe BA, but these guys will be going home quickly if things don’t change