Jared Goff

Detroit Lions
Quarterback #16
Detroit Lions
Quarterback #16
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Jared Goff News

Leads team to victory

Goff completed 23 of 34 pass attempts for 224 yards with no touchdowns or turnovers in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Goff played mistake-free football to help the Lions finish with a winning record while knocking Green Bay out of playoff contention in the process. The 28-year-old felt like discarded goods following the trade to Detroit in 2021, but he showed tremendous poise and growth this season with 4,438 passing yards and a 29:7 TD:INT ratio. With numbers better resembling the totals from his promising start with the Rams, Goff's stock certainly is on the upswing heading into the 2023 season.

Jan 8, 2023 10:36 PM EST

Dominates the Bears

Goff completed 21 of 29 passes for 255 yards with three touchdowns while rushing once for two yards during Sunday's 41-10 win over Chicago.

Analysis: While fantasy managers would have preferred the Bears to do their part in turning this meeting between two bad defenses into a shootout, Goff again diced up the Chicago secondary after shredding them to the tune of 9.1 yards per pass attempt in Week 10. He also kept up things clean while going an eighth consecutive game without throwing an interception. With Detroit yet to secure a playoff bid, look for Goff and the Lions to again come out in full force in a pivotal Week 18 matchup in Green Bay.

Jan 1, 2023 1:14 PM EST

Three TDs against Panthers

Goff completed 25 of 42 passes for 355 yards with three touchdowns while rushing three times for 15 yards while fumbling once during Saturday's 37-23 loss to Carolina.

Analysis: Goff put together a fine stat line for fantasy purposes, but the near complete lack of help from the run game made it difficult for the Lions to keep up with the Panthers, who had no problem running the ball. It didn't help that Jamaal Williams (leg) left the game in the third quarter, not to mention that Goff had numerous passes batted down at the line of scrimmage. Should Williams need to miss time, look for Detroit to scheme up a pass-heavy game plan in Week 17 against a Bears defense allowing the third-most yards per pass attempt (7.8) this season.

Dec 24, 2022 2:24 PM EST

Grinds out ugly win

Goff completed 23 of 38 passes for 252 yards with one touchdown during Sunday's 20-17 wfin over the Jets.

Analysis: Right when it seemed that the Lions passing game was finding its groove again, the Jets defense proved to be a tough test. Goff struggled to get into the end zone all game but got lucky in the fourth quarter, when Brock Wright sprung wide open on a crafty play on 4th-and-1 that ended with the tight end weaving his way to a 51-yard score. Up until that point, Goff dinked and dunked his way to his fewest yards per pass attempt (6.6) in three weeks as the Jets were largely successful in preventing any of Amon-Ra St. Brown, DJ Chark or Jameson Williams from getting loose for any big plays. Goff and company will look to get back on track in a more favorable Week 16 matchup with the Panthers.

Dec 18, 2022 1:28 PM EST

Another stellar effort Sunday

Goff completed 27 of 39 passes for 330 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while also gaining nine yards on two rush attempts in the Lions' 34-23 win over the Vikings on Sunday.

Analysis: Goff turned in a second consecutive 300-yard, multi-touchdown, interception-free effort, extending what has been the best stretch of play of his career by all accounts. The veteran signal-caller connected with Jameson Williams, Josh Reynolds and DJ Chark for touchdown passes of 41, five and 48 yards, respectively, and he impressively led the Lions to either a field goal or touchdown on all four second-half drives. The Lions are in the thick of the NFC wild-card mix at minimum thanks in large part to Goff's play, but he'll have a thorny road matchup against the Jets in Week 15 that will serve as a stringent test of his hot streak.

Dec 11, 2022 1:56 PM EST

Nearly flawless in big win

Goff completed 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Analysis: Goff started the game off hot and never really let up, ultimately completing passes to eight different pass catchers and recording 10- and four-yard scoring tosses to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the first and fourth quarters, respectively. The performance marked Goff's third over 300 yards this season and his second straight with two touchdown passes. Consequently, he'll head into an important Week 14 home showdown against the Vikings with plenty of momentum.

Dec 4, 2022 1:46 PM EST

Two touchdowns in narrow defeat

Goff completed 22 of 37 pass attempts for 240 yards with two touchdowns during Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.

Analysis: Goff put together a respectable stat line for fantasy purposes despite losing yet another scoring opportunity to Jamaal Williams and his league-leading 13 rushing touchdowns. However, he ended the game on a low note when the Lions were down three in Bills territory facing 3rd-and-1 and Goff decided to overlook multiple open receivers to poorly attempt a kill shot downfield to DJ Chark. With that said, better days could be ahead for Goff now that Detroit's offense -- which led the league in many offensive categories through the first few weeks of the season -- is getting significantly healthier. The impending debut of explosive rookie Jameson Williams (knee) can only bolster Goff's upside down the stretch.

Nov 24, 2022 1:00 PM EST

Not asked to do much in win

Goff completed 17 of 26 pass attempts for 165 yards and no touchdowns or turnovers in Sunday's 31-18 win over the Giants.

Analysis: Detroit was carried by its three-headed rushing attack -- which combined for 150 yards and four touchdowns -- resulting in a low-volume fantasy game from Goff in an upset win over the now 7-3 Giants. The former first-overall pick has done a better job of protecting the football with just one interception over his last four games after turning the ball over nine times in his first six. Goff should be continued to be treated as a fringe starting option in standard formats heading into a Week 12 matchup against the Bills on Thursday.

Nov 20, 2022 3:47 PM EST

Efficient in win over Chicago

Goff completed 19 of 26 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-30 win over the Bears. He added 14 rushing yards on four carries.

Analysis: While he didn't post big numbers, Goff did lead the Lions on two TD drives in the fourth quarter to give his team its first road win of the Dan Campbell era. It's the third time in the last four games the 28-year-old QB has completed at least 73 percent of his passes, and his 8.0 YPA over that stretch isn't reflected in his 4:3 TD:INT. Goff will look to keep rolling in Week 11 against the Giants.

Nov 13, 2022 2:17 PM EST

Throws for two scores in win

Goff completed 14 of 26 pass attempts for 137 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in Sunday's 15-9 win over Green Bay.

Analysis: Goff wasn't asked to do much in this contest, as the Lions were carried by defense (three turnovers) and rushing (30 carries for 118 yards) in a win over a divisional rival. The veteran quarterback converted a pair of short touchdown passes to salvage what would have been his lowest passing output of the season. Goff has now thrown for 2,041 yards with 14 touchdowns (seven picks) through eight games, putting him on pace for his first 4,000-yard season since 2019 with the Rams. The Bears are on tap for Goff and the Lions next Sunday.

Nov 6, 2022 4:10 PM EST

Eclipses 300-yard mark in loss

Goff completed 27 of 37 passes for 321 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Lions' 31-27 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. He also rushed once for three yards.

Analysis: Goff and the Lions offense opened the game hot with a pair of first-quarter scoring drives, the second which the veteran quarterback capped with a seven-yard pass to D'Andre Swift. That would end up being Goff's only touchdown toss of the day, but his yardage total was his second highest of the campaign. Goff also couldn't successfully complete a deep pass to Josh Reynolds on 4th-and-1 from the Dolphins' 35-yard line with 2:59 remaining, and he never got another opportunity with the ball due to his defense failing to force a punt from Miami. Goff will look to build on his strong production in a Week 9 home showdown against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Oct 30, 2022 1:50 PM EST

Commits four turnovers

Goff completed 21 of 26 passes for 228 yards with two interceptions while rushing once for four yards with two lost fumbles during Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Cowboys.

Analysis: The Lions offense has had a hard time overcoming injuries to key offensive playmakers lately, and it didn't help Goff that Amon-Ra St. Brown (concussion) eventually joined D'Andre Swift (shoulder) and DJ Chark (ankle) on the sidelines before halftime. While Goff still managed to dink and dunk his way into scoring position a couple of times, his four total turnovers -- including three on the first four possessions of the second half -- doomed Detroit's chances of a come-from-behind victory. The bright side is that this offense led the league in many offensive categories when at full strength over the first few weeks of the season, and it is possible the unit could get back on track in Week 8 against the Dolphins with the possible returns of Swift and St. Brown.

Oct 23, 2022 2:40 PM EST

Under pressure in New England

Goff completed 19 of 35 passes for 229 yards with one interception while rushing three times for seven yards with one fumble during Sunday's 29-0 loss to New England.

Analysis: Despite the returns of Amon-Ra St. Brown and Jonah Jackson, Goff had a hard time getting the ball out and coughed up a fumble that was returned for a touchdown in the second quarter. A Lions offense that entered the day leading the league in both yards (436.8) and points (35) per game ultimately didn't come close to either number despite racking up some yardage in garbage time. Even worse, Detroit went 0-for-6 on fourth down and did not even get off a field-goal attempt. With Detroit now sitting at 1-4, it's probably an opportune time for the team's bye week to come around in Week 6. The possible return of DJ Chark (ankle) could help Goff get the offense back on track in Week 7 against Dallas.

Oct 9, 2022 2:07 PM EST

Elite numbers in Week 4 loss

Goff completed 26 of 39 passes for 378 yards with four touchdowns and one interception and added one yard on his sole rush attempt during the Lions' 48-45 loss to the Seahawks on Sunday. He also recorded a two-point conversion rush and completed a two-point conversion pass.

Analysis: Goff's eye-popping stat line is all the more impressive when considering the veteran quarterback took the field without D'Andre Swift (shoulder), Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and DJ Chark (ankle). Goff adapted extremely well as the game went on, focusing heavily on tight end T.J. Hockenson, who he hit for eight of his completions, 179 of his yards plus 32- and four-yard scoring tosses, along with the two-point conversion pass. Goff also hit Josh Reynolds and Justin Jackson for three- and two-yard touchdown passes in the fourth quarter to keep the never-say-die Lions without striking distance, but the wild rally from what had been a 31-15 deficit fell short when an onside kick following the Jackson TD was recovered by the Seahawks. Goff's yardage total was easily a season high, while his quartet of touchdown throws tied his Week 2 tally against the Commanders. Goff will naturally hope to have at least some of missing weapons back for a tough Week 5 road trip to New England.

Oct 2, 2022 2:01 PM EST

Loses key weapons

Goff will be playing Sunday's game against Seattle with a depleted receiving corps, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Not only will Detroit be down D'Andre Swift (shoulder), Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and DJ Chark (ankle), but top tight end T.J. Hockenson and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are playing through injuries, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. While Goff could still be productive in an inviting matchup against a beatable Seahawks defense, his upside is not what it would have been if he had his usual arsenal of receiving weapons.

Oct 1, 2022 2:10 PM EST

Loses some efficiency

Goff completed 25 of 41 passes for 277 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Goff was excellent in the first half, racking up 179 yards and a touchdown on 24 attempts. However, he slowed significantly in the final two quarters and failed to throw for multiple touchdowns in a game for the first time this season. He's done a good job taking care of the ball three games into the campaign, but otherwise, his 6.7 yards per attempt and 58.9 completion percentage look remarkably similar to his numbers last year with the Lions.

Sep 25, 2022 6:40 PM EST

Throws four TDs

Goff completed 20 of 34 passes for 256 yards with four touchdowns during Sunday's 36-27 win over Washington.

Analysis: Goff continued his good play at Ford Field and has now thrown multiple touchdowns for the sixth consecutive home game. This outing was one of his most impressive, though, as he averaged a relatively efficient 7.5 yards per pass attempt while hitting paydirt four times. He could have had a fifth had DJ Chark corralled a deep pass on a flea flicker early on. In any case, with a steady run game to keep the offense humming and multiple explosive weapons at receiver, Goff is well positioned to have plenty of productive games as the season rolls on. Next up is a Week 3 matchup on the road in Minnesota.

Sep 18, 2022 2:45 PM EST

Inefficient but throws two scores

Goff completed 21 of 37 passes for 215 yards with two touchdowns and one interception during Sunday's 38-35 loss to the Eagles. He added nine rushing yards on two carries.

Analysis: It doesn't seem right to say that Goff led his offense to five total touchdowns since Lions running backs averaged more yards per carry (6.6) than Goff averaged per pass attempt (5.8). Plus, the difference in the game was an unlucky pick-six he threw in the second quarter that was the result of Goff getting hit while he was throwing. However, the addition of DJ Chark and the continued focus on feeding Amon-Ra St. Brown and T.J. Hockenson in the passing game ultimately helped Detroit put up more points than it did in any game last year (except for the season finale when Green Bay rested select starters). Next up for Goff is a home matchup against a Commanders defense that will remain without star defensive end Chase Young (knee).

Sep 11, 2022 2:12 PM EST

Won't play in preseason finale

Coach Dan Campbell noted Monday that Goff won't play in Sunday's preseason finale against the Steelers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Analysis: Campbell indicated that other key healthy starters on the team are in line to play about a half, but the Lions will play if safe with their starting QB this weekend. In that context, Tim Boyle and David Blough are in line to split signal-caller reps versus Pittsburgh.

Aug 22, 2022 10:39 AM EST

Unlikely to play

Lions coach Dan Campbell suggested Goff and other key players won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis, SI.com's Christian Booher reports.

Analysis: Goff was sharp in the preseason opener, completing three of four passes for 47 yards to set up a rushing TD for D'Andre Swift. The Detroit offense appears improved this year, with Swift, TE T.J. Hockenson and WR Amon-Ra St. Brown joined by veteran wideout D.J. Chark and eventually rookie first-round pick Jameson Williams (knee). The team also has a solid offensive line, though things look less promising on defense, to say the least.

Aug 19, 2022 9:31 AM EST

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