Jared Goff focused on limiting mistakes after streak of games with an interception

Jared Goff has thrown an interception in three straight games, and he's focused on fixing that minor bad epidemic in his play.
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Jared Goff entered Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks with a streak of 359 pass attempts without an interception--the third-longest such streak in NFL history. With 44 clean attempts in that game, he would have owned the record.

Goff made it to 383 pass attempts without an interception before throwing a pick-six against the Seahawks. He then threw an interception against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 3 (a poor throw), and on the first drive against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4 he threw an interception again.

Of course Goff bounced back nicely against Green Bay, leading two touchdown drives before the first quarter was over as the Lions took control of the game.

Simple correction meant Goff's interception-less streak would run out at some point, and pointed skeptics might have suggested an avalanche of interceptions would come when that luck ran out. And it wouldn't even necessarily be because he was making bad throws or playing poorly.

Goff is Pro Football Focus' third-highest graded quarterback through four weeks (83.7), and the site has credited him with just three "turnover-worthy plays." He has the sixth-best QBR in the league (69.0).

Jared Goff focused on tightening up his decision making

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, via Ben Raven of MLive, Goff noted his streak of games with an interception and his focus on correcting it.

"I wouldn’t blame you guys (for mentioning the streak),” Goff said. “You’ve got to be smart with it. I’ve had three, two of them were bad throws, one was a bad decision. Try to limit the decision ones. Those are the ones that really sting, but yeah, just got to take care of the ball better and really limit that is something I’m focused on.”

Three straight games with an interception is not ideal, of course. But it also has brighter light than normal on it with Goff, after he went so long without throwing one at all. He's still playing as cleanly as he ever has in his career.

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