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Seahawks vs Bengals: Week 5 "Unsung Hero of the Week"

In this weekly feature, we look at the Bengals players whose contributions may have gone overlooked in the team's big win over the Seahawks. Cast your vote and sound off on your winner!

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The game of football is full of cliches--both from those associated with teams and about the game itself. One that always seems to ring true surrounds the adage that the game is truly a team effort. While we have already gone through our MVP nominees, we have yet to honor the Week 5 behind-the-scenes contributors.

Cast your vote for the "Unsung Hero of the Week" and sound off on the selection in the comments!

A.J. Green, WR: The team's go-to receiver started off red-hot, but began to cool down later in the game once Seattle made the rare decision to make Richard Sherman a mobile defender. Still, Green did make a couple of plays down the stretch and finished with six catches for 78 yards.

Mohamed Sanu, WR: Though he finished as just the third-leading receiver of the day, Sanu still had five catches for 69 yards. Four of the five catches were in the fourth quarter and came at a time when the Bengals needed them the most. Though Green, Tyler Eifert and Marvin Jones have been getting more fanfare, Sanu has been a great complementary player this season.

Marvin Jones, WR: Call this the wide receiver week for our UHOTW. Jones had five catches for 61 yards, including a big 44-yarder on the opening drive for a touchdown. He also had a couple of plays late in the game during the frenzied comeback.

Kevin Huber, P: Aside from some poor kickoff returns from Brandon Tate, it was a banner afternoon from Cincinnati's special teams unit. Mike Nugent was an MVP nominee, but Huber was clutch as well, given that three of his six punts landed inside Seattle's 20-yard line. Two were pinned inside the five as well, making life difficult for Russell Wilson.

Darqueze Dennard, CB: While the second year corner has yet to make a big impact on defense, he is still making his mark on special teams. Aside from two tackles on the day, Dennard was the one who downed Huber's punts inside the five on two occasions.

Geno Atkins, DT: The comeback is in full effect with Atkins, who is having an excellent start to the 2015 season. While Carlos Dunlap had the bigger statistical day, Atkins consistently pushed the pocket and again had a sack on the day. His fourth in 2015 surpasses his entire total from 2014.

Rey Maualuga, LB: The defense finally clamped down on things to ignite the comeback and Maualuga made quite a few plays in the span. While the defense had trouble stopping Thomas Rawls on the afternoon, the undrafted back only had 18 rushing yards in the fourth quarter and overtime. Maualuga helped to lead the charge and had eight tackles on the afternoon.