Latavius Murray, who turns 30 in three months, is suddenly doing a bunch of things he has never done before.
His nine catches were also a career high. And he has now run for more than 100 yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career -- even though he made a Pro Bowl with a 1,000-yard rushing season for the Oakland Raiders in 2015.
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Murray has gained a total of 307 yards from scrimmage over the past two weeks, with 14 receptions and four total touchdowns. The story added even when Kamara returns after the Week 9 bye, it’s fair to assume Murray will play a steady role. Coach Sean Payton stressed this offseason that he wanted to keep Kamara on the same “pitch count” he had alongside Mark Ingram the past two years to keep him fresh and healthy.