PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 2: Running back Frank Gore #21 of the San Francisco 49ers is tackled by cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #24 of the Philadelphia Eagles during an NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The 49ers defeated the Eagles 24-23. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
Frank Gore was seemingly done being a running back with any fantasy relevance. He'd struggled to break the half-century mark in his first three games and was battling an injury that had some people speculating he would not play much on Sunday against Philadelphia.
But in the San Francisco 49ers' upset win over Philly, he proved a whole lot of those people wrong.
Gore rushed for 127 yards on just 15 carries and had a key touchdown to lift the 49ers over the Dream Team.
Other unexpected stars included Indianapolis receiver Pierre Garcon, who has seemingly become Curtis Painter's favorite target. True, he caught just two passes on Monday night against the Bucs, but he totaled 146 yards and both of his receptions went for touchdowns.
The goats of the weekend? Look no further than Big Ben Roethlisberger, who was flustered by Wade Phillips' Houston Texans defense as the Steelers put up just 10 points and Roethlisberger threw for just 206 yards with a pick and no touchdowns.
His counterpart, Matt Schaub, didn't do any better though, throwing for just 138 yards and a touchdown.
Better luck next week.