Who was that? Unheralded ballers who shined in Week 7
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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 the journeyman linebacker who seals a win with a big play.
This is for them. Take a look at Week 7’s unheralded ballers, starting with a punt-blocking, quarterback-sacking Rams linebacker and two injury replacements for Pro Bowl-caliber NFC cornerbacks stepping up huge.
Two sacks and a blocked punt in 39-10 victory over 49ers
Why it matters: There is a lot of attention placed on the big-name stars on the Rams’ offense and defense, but there are many others making huge impacts and doing some of the dirty work. Littleton blocked his second punt of the season, which the Rams recovered for a safety. He also feasted on C.J. Beathard, recording two sacks.
— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 21, 2018
Interception replacing Xavier Rhodes in 37-17 win over Jets
Why it matters: The Vikings have been decimated at cornerback this season, losing Mike