As the Detroit Lions pulled off a massive upset on Sunday, Jared Goff continued his ownership of the Arizona Cardinals.
Aaron Rodgers made sure fans at Soldier Field knew he owned the Chicago Bears earlier this season, and he is not wrong based on career results. The Detroit Lions were huge underdogs to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, and in a shocking 30-12 win quarterback Jared Goff went 21-for-26 for 216 yards and three touchdowns without a turnover.
Goff is now 8-1 in his career against the Cardinals, of course owing to playing them twice as season in the NFC West as the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterback before this year. Before Sunday he had a 103 career passer rating against Arizona, his highest against any opponent he’s faced more than twice (and nearly best against any team he’s faced more than once). That will rise after he posted a 139.7 passer rating in Sunday’s upset win.
Goff’s only loss to the Cardinals came in his rookie season.
Jared Goff has been playing well in general lately
From Week 1-10 (nine games, with a bye), Goff had eight touchdown passes. He missed a game in Week 11 with an oblique injury, but since returning to the lineup on Thanksgiving Day he now has nine touchdown passes over the last four games (multiple passing scores three times in that span).
Over those four games the Lions are now 2-2, with a narrow last-play field goal loss to the Bears on Thanksgiving.
Some people thought Goff couldn’t be any better as the Lions quarterback after his showing on Thanksgiving Day. Then he won NFC Offensive Player of the Week in the Week 13 win over the Vikings, then he had his showing on Sunday.
Goff is still not the long-term answer under center for the Lions. But there’s no denying how solidly he’s been playing lately, and also that he pretty much owns the Arizona Cardinals.