In a game highlighted by a combined six turnovers and 16 penalties for 140 yards, the two NFC North combatants traded turns making mental mistakes.
Despite Suh's foolish penalty, the key to the victory for Detroit was the play by Suh and his fellow defensive linemen.
Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was a beast in the middle for the Lions, with 1.5 sacks and five combined tackles. The front four held Adrian Peterson quiet much of the contest. After a 78-yard touchdown gallop to start the game, Peterson carried the ball 17 times for just 15 yards. Peterson did have three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving).