Mark Ingram was blunt when assessing his play Sunday: "I sucked."

The New Orleans Saints running back used a variation of "sucked" 18 times to describe his performance in the 20-12 victory over the Chicago Bears, per beat reporters. The running back also threw in the adjectives "terrible" and "wack" for good measure.

Ingram starred for the first 52 minutes of the game, gashing the Bears on the ground and in the passing game. The hard-running tailback shouldered the load, powering the Saints offense to a double-digit lead.

Then disaster struck.

Ingram fumbled with 7:41 left and the Saints holding a comfortable 17-6 victory, looking to salt away the game. The Bears scored a touchdown to cut the lead to 17-12.

Fumbles happen. The Bears defense made a good play to punch the ball loose.

If only that were the only blip for Ingram. Four plays after the Bears TD, Ingram was again stripped, leading to a turnover.