3 keys to the Green Bay Packers stunning upset win over the Detroit Lions

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The Green Bay Packers entered Thursday's Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions as clear underdogs.

Despite being counted out from the start, there were three areas in which the Packers had to improve if they were going to win. The good news for Green Bay is that it is exactly what they did in their 29-22 upset win over Detroit.

Here are the three key reasons why the Packers won.

Adjustments the Packers made to win rematch vs. Lions

1. Packers kept Jordan Love upright

It was a rough go for quarterback Jordan Love in his first matchup with Detroit earlier this season. The Lions sacked Love five times while hitting him 11 times total. This was an obvious area that needed to be improved upon, and they did.

In their second shot against Detroit's tough defense, it was Green Bay coming out the other side, winning the matchup in the trenches. The Lions failed to sack Love in the contest and saw their quarterback hit total drop to just four.

This is a night-and-day difference from their Week 4 meeting. Love was able to be in a groove from the jump, as he completed 22 of 32 pass attempts on the day for 268 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Packers to a win in their second and final matchup with Detroit this season.

It is pretty clear that the Packers improved in an area they absolutely had to if they were going to come out victorious.