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MINNEAPOLIS — Naturally, New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams was hard on himself after he ended his stellar rookie season by becoming the victim of one of the most stunning and spectacular plays in NFL history.

“Man, it was just my play to make,” said Williams, who missed the tackle around the Saints’ 35-yard line that allowed Minnesota Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown in Minnesota’s 29-24 victory.
Williams had bloodshot eyes, but held his head high as he faced the media, vowing to never let a play like that happen again. He reportedly fell to his knees on the field before returning to the locker room. And he was consoled and supported by several of his teammates, who joined Saints coach Sean Payton in stressing that no one player was to blame for that final breakdown.

After missing a tackle that allowed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown on Sunday, Saints safety Marcus Williams vowed to do all he can "to make sure nothing like this happens again to me."

After missing a tackle that allowed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs to run free for a 61-yard, game-winning touchdown on Sunday, Saints safety Marcus Williams vowed to do all he can “to make sure nothing like this happens again to me.”

“The ball was in the air. I didn’t go attack it. And he came down and made a great play, and that’s just on me,” said Williams, who had lowered his head and shoulder and attempted to drive toward Diggs’ leg — though he whiffed completely — instead of contesting the ball in the air or waiting to wrap up Diggs after the catch. “I just gotta be that guy and go up and get the ball. As a safety back there, you gotta be the eraser. And that was my job. …

“I feel like I was a little early [on my launch toward Diggs]. But at that point, I just gotta make the tackle when he comes down. … There’s only 10 seconds left. I knew the situation. You gotta make sure you make the play. …

“If the play happened different, I would just go attack the ball and make that play.”

When asked how he will bounce back from the play, Williams said, “Man, just overcoming. You can’t let it beat you down. I’m gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to never let that happen again. And, I mean, if it happens again, then I shouldn’t be playing. But I’m gonna take it upon myself to do all that I can to make sure nothing like this happens again to me.”
Williams was almost one of the game’s heroes with a leaping interception late in the third quarter while the Saints were rallying back from a 17-0 halftime deficit. It was Williams’ fifth interception of the season.
The second-round pick out of Utah started all 17 games he played in this year for the Saints’ resurgent pass defense.
“He’s going to have so many opportunities and he’s going to make so many great plays in the future,” veteran Saints linebacker Manti Te’o said. “Everybody makes mistakes, man — it wasn’t just him. He didn’t lose that game. I could have done a whole lot of things better. …

“He’s a great player and a young player and has a bright future ahead of him and he’s gonna make more great plays.”

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan made similar comments, saying he blamed himself for not getting enough pressure on quarterback Case Keenum, who was able to deliver the deep throw.

And Payton said the Saints had the right call on the play — an outside zone designed to protect the sidelines since a throw in the middle of the field would have ended the game.

“Look, he jumped and went for the tackle,” Payton said. “He’s played well for us all year. It was a timing decision. Obviously he’d like to have that back, but he’s been a good player for us all year.”

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The New Orleans Saints are sending both Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara to the Pro Bowl — the first time in more than 42 years that two running backs from one team will head to the annual all-star game.

But as Ingram likes to say, he and Kamara are “in the business of making history.” They are also on pace to become the first running back duo in NFL history to both surpass 1,500 yards from scrimmage in the same season.
Joining them for the Jan. 28 game in Orlando, Florida, will be a host of Pittsburgh Steelers, who led all teams with a league-best eight selections as announced Tuesday night.

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are the first pair of running backs from the same team to go to the Pro Bowl in the same year in 42 years.

Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara are the first pair of running backs from the same team to go to the Pro Bowl in the same year in 42 years.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le’Veon Bell, kicker Chris Boswell and linebacker Ryan Shazier headlined the group. Shazier suffered a season-ending spinal injury earlier this month and has since been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Pittsburgh tackle Alejandro Villanueva, guard David DeCastro and center Maurkice Pouncey rounded out the team’s selections.

In the NFC, the Saints and Philadelphia Eagles tied for tops in the conference with six Pro Bowl picks apiece, led by their respective quarterbacks, Carson Wentz and Drew Brees. Wentz tore the ACL in his left knee in a Week 14 win over the Los Angeles Rams and had surgery Wednesday to repair the damage. Before that, the second-year player had set the team record for TD passes in a single season (33), a mark that had stood since 1961.

Roethlisberger was joined at quarterback in the AFC by the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady, who was named to his 13th Pro Bowl, including nine straight.

Of the 86 selections, 24 are newcomers. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore and Kamara, Arizona Cardinals special-teamer Budda Baker and Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt were the only rookies selected for the game.
The full list of those who made it:

AFC starters: Patriots QB Brady and FB James Develin; Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins; Chiefs TE Travis Kelce; Tennessee Titans T Taylor Lewan and DT Jurrell Casey; Oakland Raiders G Kelechi Osemele; Jacksonville Jaguars DE Calais Campbell and CBs Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye; Baltimore Ravens S Eric Weddle and LB C.J. Mosley; Denver Broncos LB Von Miller; Texans LB Jadeveon Clowney; Los Angeles Chargers DE Joey Bosa; Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins; and Miami Dolphins S Reshad Jones.

AFC specialists: Titans P Brett Kern; Steelers K Boswell; Chiefs return-specialist Tyreek Hill; and Patriots special-teamer Matthew Slater.

NFC starters: Eagles QB Wentz, TE Zach Ertz and G Brandon Brooks; Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones and C Alex Mack; Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen; Rams RB Todd Gurley; Dallas Cowboys T Tyron Smith and G Zack Martin; Washington Redskins T Trent Williams; San Francisco 49ers FB Kyle Juszczyk, Vikings DE Everson Griffen and CB Xavier Rhodes; Cardinals LB Chandler Jones and CB Patrick Peterson; Cowboys DE DeMarcus Lawrence; Eagles DT Fletcher Cox; Rams DT Aaron Donald; Redskins LB Ryan Kerrigan; Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly; Seattle Seahawks S Earl Thomas; and New York Giants S Landon Collins.

NFC specialists: Rams P Johnny Hekker, K Greg Zuerlein and return-specialist Pharoh Cooper; and Cardinals special-teamer Baker.

Five teams were shut out of Pro Bowl selections: the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers (for the first time since 2005).
The Saints (10-4) sent six players to the Pro Bowl after being shut out in the initial selections in both 2015 and ’16. Brees earned his 11th selection. Defensive end Cameron Jordan earned his third. Rookie Lattimore and second-year receiver Michael Thomas each were selected for the first time.

But it’s the dynamic duo of Ingram and Kamara that has generated the most buzz during the Saints’ surprising surge as they have fueled the NFL’s No. 1-ranked offense.

Kamara, a third-round draft choice out of Tennessee, is already the third rookie in NFL history with more than 600 rushing and receiving yards (652 and 684, to be exact), with a total of 12 touchdowns.

Ingram, who turns 28 Thursday, has already set career highs with 1,045 rushing yards and 11 rushing touchdowns. He also has 51 receptions for 375 yards.

Kamara leads the NFL with 6.6 yards per carry. Ingram ranks third among all running backs and second among NFC running backs with 5.1 yards per carry.
It’s hard to decipher exactly when the last pair of true running backs made the Pro Bowl together, since many top running backs such as Jim Brown, Larry Csonka and Franco Harris were listed as fullbacks. ESPN Stats & Information and Elias Sports Bureau used rushing attempts as the standard for their research.

The last pair of teammates to make the Pro Bowl with 100-plus rushing attempts was the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Warrick Dunn and Mike Alstott in 1997 and 2000 — but Alstott was selected as a fullback both times.

Before that, it was the St. Louis Cardinals’ Jim Otis and Terry Metcalf in 1975. Otis was listed as a fullback then, too, but he had 269 carries for 1,076 yards. The Dolphins’ legendary duo of Csonka and Mercury Morris made the Pro Bowl together as running backs in 1972 and ’73, among others in that era.