Having lost six of their first seven games of the year. The Lions have resurfaced and won four of their last five to keep them alive in the playoff race so far. This is certainly not the Detroit of the season opener. And it was made clear the previous weekend in a 14-40 loss to the Jaguars. QB Jared Goff completed 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards, 2 TD and 0 INT. And believes he is playing the best football of his career.
More specifically, Goff, the first overall pick of the 2016 Draft. On Thursday declared that he feels better than last year, his first season in Detroit; and even better than in 2018, when he still entered the Super Bowl with the Rams: “I feel like I’m playing the best football of my career right now. I’ve played a lot in my career, but I feel more comfortable than ever,” Goff said via ESPN’s Eric Woodyard. “I’m getting older, I’m understanding the game more and everything comes together a little bit.”
When the Lions acquired Goff prior to the start of the 2021 season in trade where they sent the Rams to QB Matthew Stafford, it was believed that his arrival in Detroit was only a provisional move. However, the team has decided to solve other areas and remain tied to a Goff that this year accumulates 63 of 405 complete passes for 3,022 yards, 19 TDs and 7 INT. If these numbers continue, it would not be surprising if the organization continues to give him new opportunities.
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Better than Brady, Rodgers and Mahomes
At the moment, Goff has more rushing yards than Aaron Rodgers, fewer interceptions than Patrick Mahomes and more touchdown passes than Tom Brady. The Packers quarterback has 2,864 yards through the air while the Lions have 3,022. In the interception case, Mahomes has committed eight and Goff seven. Finally, TB12 has only thrown 16 touchdown passes to the California graduate’s 19.