I feel like, deep down, everyone missed this guy this week.
Adrian Peterson is usually reliable for some exciting plays and some big numbers at the end of every week. However, with Minnesota on the bye this past week, NFL fans have had to find AP-esque entertainment in other running backs,
Boy were they lucky.
While the numbers put up by the NFL's running backs this weekend won't jump out at you immediately, they certainly are deceptive.
There were long runs, game winning touchdowns, and career-reviving performances.
And the irony behind this? It's been going on all year. When the best don't step up, others do.
So, without further delay, here are the top running back performers in Week 5