The Lions quarterback plans to start against the Bears on Thursday, barring an overnight setback, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reports, according to a source.
Goff, who missed last week’s game with an oblique injury, is officially listed as questionable. He participated in every workout this week on a limited basis. Ahead of Thursday afternoon’s game, Lions coach Dan Campbell said he was “leaning toward” Goff’s departure while the QB saw himself as a game-day decision.
Tim Boyle got his first NFL start in Goff’s absence last Sunday, completing 15 of 23 passes for 77 yards and two interceptions in the 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
In nine starts this season, Goff has compiled 2,109 passing yards and eight touchdowns with six interceptions. Detroit nearly won in Goff’s last start, which ended in a 16-16 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Goff managed to finish this game despite his oblique injury in that overtime affair.
As the Lions (0-8-1) and their rookie head coach seek the number one victory, Detroit can be reassured on the eve of Thanksgiving Day with the return of his starting QB in the works.