Jared Goff ended the season on a long streak of passes without an interception, but how close is he to the NFL record?
In line with the Detroit Lions going 8-2 in their final 10 games this season, Jared Goff was one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL (17 touchdowns, one interception, 103.8 passer rating). He wasn’t at his best in Week 18 against the Green Bay Packers, but he was fairly efficient (23-for-34 with no interceptions) and came up clutch when the game was in the balance.
No interceptions is probably the headline of Goff’s showing in the season finale. He extended his Lions’ franchise record to 324 pass attempts without an interception; spanning an also franchise-record nine straight games. His last interception was in this season’s first matchup against Green Bay (Week 9).
After Sunday night’s game, via Kyle Meinke of MLive, Goff talked about the streak.
"Yeah, it has been great,” Goff said after leading a 20-16 comeback win in Green Bay on Sunday night. “It has been part of what I have tried to do every game. I have been able to hold onto that for quite a while. Some of it is certainly luck, and some of it is me doing a good job. I have been on the wrong side of a lot of those in my career, so it seems like it is balancing out now. It has been a good little streak.”"
Goff’s streak is now the fifth-longest interceptionless streak in NFL history.
How close is Jared Goff to the NFL record for attempts without an interception?
Goff will of course carry his interceptionless streak into next season.
But how close is he to the NFL record there?
Aaron Rodgers holds the league record for pass attempts with an interception, at 402. Tom Brady has the two next-longest streaks (399 and 358 attempts), followed by Derek Carr (332 attempts).
Goff is line to pass Carr for the fourth-longest streak of pass attempts without an interception fairly early in Week 1 next season. He’s eight attempts shy there, and nine clean attempts from passing Carr.
This season, Goff averaged 34.5 pass attempts per game. During his nine-game interceptionless streak, he averaged 34.7 attempts per game.
Based on that, purely because it’s a number to use/project out, Goff would pass Brady for the third-longest interceptionless streak sometime late in next season’s opener. It would then take him into the third game of the season to pass Brady for the second-longest streak.
To pass Rodgers for the longest streak of pass attempts without an interception, based on his per game average this year, Goff would also have to go into next season’s third game to get there. In a matter of four interceptionless attempts, his 76th and 79th of next season, Goff would pass Brady then Rodgers and set the new record.
Do you think Goff will set the NFL record for pass attempts without an interception early next season? Or will he fail, perhaps early and spectacularly?