Jared Goff “hopeful” to play in season finale

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Lions quarterback Jared Goff hasn’t played since defeating the Cardinals in Week 15. He was out while on the COVID-19 list for the team’s matchup against Atlanta in Week 16 and then missed Sunday’s loss to Seattle with a knee injury.

But things could change this week as Goff looks to get back on the field for the season finale against Green Bay.

In a Tuesday interview with 97.1 The Ticket, Goff said he had a “good” workout to test the knee on Tuesday but would have to see how things continue to progress throughout the week.

“Last week was leaning a little bit the other way from 50-50, and as the week went on just didn’t really progress fast enough,” Goff said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “Was hopeful, but this week is a little bit more hopeful, but we’ll see.”

Goff noted that Detroit’s staff told him that he has to show an ability to protect himself and compete at practice.

“So during the week I plan to do that and if I can, great,” Goff said. “If I can’t, it’ll be pretty disappointing but hope to be out there.”

In his first season with the Lions, Goff has completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,007 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

While the Packers have clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC, head coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that the club is entering the week planning on playing their starters.

10 responses to “Jared Goff “hopeful” to play in season finale

  1. Stafford has 15 INT and 4 pick sixes on the year. The Rams would have a better chance at a ring this year and next w Goff.

  2. In his first season with the Lions, Goff has completed 67 percent of his passes for 3,007 yards with 17 touchdowns and eight interceptions.

    He’s done well considering the supporting cast. The Lions off season efforts need to concentrate on building around him.

  3. After a lousy start to the season, Goff made significant strides and showed he could be reasonably effective and it would’ve been nice to see if he could keep it going. As of today, however, both starting tackles are on the Covid list. If they are not eligible to play on Sunday, it makes no sense to put a less than healthy Goff out there, either. Zero upside.

  4. None of the QB’s in this draft stand-out as the franchise guy to get. I hope they don’t reach for one.

  5. Most important is that I win that MVP award. I have 1 ring less than Eli or Big Ben, but someday I may turn into a two, or even three ring circus clown. Doorbell, engagement, wedding, or even ring around my collar, a ring is a ring.

  6. supercharger says:
    January 4, 2022 at 2:13 pm
    Stafford has 15 INT and 4 pick sixes on the year. The Rams would have a better chance at a ring this year and next w Goff.

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    Just go ahead and ignore the fact that Goff has 14 turnovers with his fumbles this year in three less games and Stafford has double Goff’s 2020 and 2021 TD totals. You’re obsessed with the Rams.

  7. Dan Campbell is a week away from being the 2nd longest tenured coach in the NFC North.

  8. Hopefully for Lions fans, the GM has assessed Goof and knows he needs to use one of his early picks on the future QB of this team, Goof is not the future. The team should still be in rebuild mode and is close to having some overall talent on both sides the ball but the job aint done yet. A solid QB is needed.

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