NFL Victory Of The Week: Browns Beat Defending Champs For Third Straight Season

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Prilosec presents the NFL Victory of the Week. In Week 7, the Cleveland Browns got a huge win on the road, upsetting the defending Super Bowl champs, New Orleans, 30-17.

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Each week on we'll have the NFL Victory of the Week, presented by Prilosec. The winning team is decided by conducting a poll on Tuesdays across all of the SB Nation NFL blogs throughout the 2010 season, with you -- the readers -- voting for the biggest win of each week.

This week's winner is the Cleveland Browns.

In the past two years, the Cleveland Browns had beaten the previous season's Super Bowl winner. You can now make that three straight years after the Browns went to New Orleans and put the smackdown on the defending champs, New Orleans, 30-17.

Here's what SB Nation's Browns blog, Dawgs By Nature, had to say:

For weeks, we knew that the Cleveland Browns looked like a better football team than last year. At the start of the season, even the media gave some respect to Cleveland after they had been leading in the fourth quarter of losses to the Buccaneers, Chiefs, and Ravens. After not being able to win those close games though, and after what "seemed" like a blowout loss to Pittsburgh last week and a rough schedule up ahead, Cleveland was well on its way to being portrayed as the bottom of the barrel again. One thing prevented that from happening: a dominant road win over the defending Super Bowl Champions.

Saints fans probably don't think Cleveland dominated them, but they did. Defensively, the Browns took away everything the Saints were good at and made Drew Brees look terrible. Offensively, the Browns didn't turn the ball over and were able to drain out the clock late. On special teams, two huge plays negated the low yardage Cleveland had offensively, setting up scores.

They also awarded the game ball to linebacker David Bowens who returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

Over 13,700 SB Nation readers voted this week, and it wasn't a close battle. The Browns/Saints game was a runaway winner with 44% of the vote (6,174 votes). Thanks to all SB Nation readers who participated.

Visit Dawgs By Nature for more on the Browns.

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