Saracens scrum-half Richard Wigglesworth praised his team's "togetherness" after they beat Premiership rivals Exeter 14-11 at Sandy Park.
The England international was man-of-the-match on Sunday as his kicking game proved decisive for a Saracens side missing several Test stars.
Wigglesworth also made a try-saving tackle on opposite number Will Chudley in the second-half, as Sarries came back from 11-0 down to win.
"We probably weren't the favourites coming into the game," Wigglesworth told Saracens' website.
"With us having a lot of the lads playing in the Six Nations, of which we're very proud of, but we stuck together and it was a big toss to win today to play into the wind in the first half and I think that proved the difference.
"I think we managed the conditions really well throughout the game. They got their breakaway try but apart from that we were pretty comfortable, and I don't think either side uses the wind as well as they could have done, we made hard work of it in the second half but we managed to get the job done."
With Saracens now five points clear at the summit, Wigglesworth concluded: "We know Exeter are quality team, a team that will be challenging at the end of the season. During this international period, and due to the World Cup we have so many fixtures to play, we have a big block of games of which we want to pick up as many points as we can."