We all know the NFL stars who generate SportsCenter highlights on a regular basis. Every week, however, some performances make us say, "Who was that?"
It could be the undrafted rookie receiver who catches a long touchdown pass, the backup quarterback who piles up stats or a journeyman linebacker who seals a win with a big play.
This is for them. Take a look at Week 5’s unheralded ballers, starting with a Saints rookie who helped Drew Brees set the NFL’s all-time passing record and a Detroit Lions pass-rusher who made Aaron Rodgers' life difficult.
Two receiving TDs, including a 62-yard TD on the play that gave Brees the record
Why it matters: Smith will be the answer to trivia questions for years. The rookie third-rounder was an unlikely option. He had just one catch in his first four games before making a big splash on Monday night with 111 yards on three receptions and the two scoring plays.
Romeo Okwara, DE, Detroit Lions
2 sacks, including a strip sack in 31-23 win over Packers
Why it matters: He was a waiver claim right before the start of the season, and he's starting to get hot. The third-year pro had one sack coming into the year, but he has three in the past two weeks. His first quarter strip sack of Rodgers helped Detroit jump out to a 17-0 lead.
Jakeem Grant, WR/returner, Miami Dolphins
71-yard punt return for a touchdown in 27-17 loss to Bengals
Why it matters: Teams need to stop kicking the ball to him. He has been the best returner in the NFL this season: He already has a kickoff return for a score, to go along with two receiving touchdowns. Even at 5-foot-7 and 169 pounds, he's one of the Dolphins' best playmakers.
63-yard field goal as time expired to beat Giants 33-31
Why it matters: On a bad day for kickers, Gano had the golden foot, nailing a field goal that tied for the second longest in NFL history. Gano contributed 15 of the Panthers' 33 points. This was a thrilling contest, but Carolina secured a much-needed win because they had a top-tier kicker. Tip: Listen to the Spanish broadcast of Gano's winner.
Three catches, 38 yards, 2 TDs
Why it matters: The 2017 seventh-round pick entered Sunday with two career receptions. But he has developed in practice and has overtaken Brandon Marshall and Jaron Brown as the Seahawks' third receiver.
ESPN Seahawks reporter Brady Henderson contributed to this story.