As the Lions won three of four games this month, Jared Goff was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
The Detroit Lions had a rough outing in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers, but Jared Goff had a productive game (355 yards and three touchdowns). He extended his streak without an interception to seven games (and 249 pass attempts over those games). He went the first six games of that stretch without turning the ball over.
Narrowing just to December, as the Lions went 3-1 this month, Goff was the only quarterback in the league to throw for 330 or more yards three times. Overall he threw for 1,277 yards with nine touchdowns and zero interceptions during the month, with a 109.3 passer rating and a 66.3 percent completion. He also averaged nearly eight yards per attempt and 9.1 adjusted yards per attempt in December, which are very good numbers.
Goff is doing his part to change the narrative that suggests the Lions will move on from him sooner rather than later. Time will tell what happens.
Jared Goff was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL during December
The Lions PR department has put together Goff’s rankings in some notable categories among NFL quarterbacks in December.
"1st in INTs (0)t-1st in 300-yd. games (3)2nd in QB rating (109.3)2nd in passing yds. (1,277)2nd in passing 1st downs (68)t-3rd in 25+ yd. passes (9)t-4th in passing TDs (9)5th in completions (106)"
Combined the above numbers with the Lions winning three of four games in December, and Goff was a big factor in the success the team had during the month.
Goff is in line to keep his good play going in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears, in a very good matchup at home. By all practical purposes, it’s a must-win game for the Lions to keep their playoff chances afloat.