NFL Victory Of The Week: Detroit Wins Defensvie Struggle Over Green Bay, 7-3

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Prilosec presents the NFL Victory of the Week. It wasn't a pretty game, and it saw Aaron Rodgers injured, but the Detroit Lions got the big win over the Green Bay Packers, 7-3.

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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 Detroit Lions.

Almost no one had the Detroit Lions beating the Green Bay Packers last weekend. But once Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was knocked out of the game with a concussion, the contest turned into a defensive struggle. The Detroit Lions defensive line is an emerging force, and they did the job in shutting down Green Bay. The Lions managed just one touchdown in the game, but it was enough for the lowly Lions to knock off the high-flying Packers.

Here's what SB Nation's Lions blog, Pride Of Detroit, had to say:

For the first time since October, the Lions were able to sit back and simply run out the clock to seal a victory. Detroit won by a score of 7-3, and as mentioned earlier, the victory snapped a 19-game losing streak within the NFC North. It for sure wasn't the prettiest performance in the world offensively (Drew Stanton looked lost for most of the first three quarters), but the defense played lights out today. The defensive line was outstanding, and despite having a ton of backups playing in the back seven, the linebackers and defensive backs played pretty well, too.

Now that one losing streak is done, the Lions will look to end their road losing streak. They head to Tampa Bay next Sunday to play the 8-5 Buccaneers, and after that they get to stay in Florida to play at the Dolphins.

Over 8,800 SB Nation readers voted this week, and the final result wasn't even close. The Lions/Packers game was the winner with 35% of the vote (3,145 votes). Thanks to all SB Nation readers who participated.

Visit Pride Of Detroit for more on the Lions.

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