The Seattle Seahawks are looking to rebound from their heartbreaking loss to the Chicago Bears last weekend - a loss which officially ended their (very faint) playoff hopes - and it looks like they’ll get to face a familiar foe.
No, I’m not talking about the Detroit Lions, I am talking about their quarterback.
After missing the Lions’ game against the Atlanta Falcons last weekend, former #1 overall pick Jared Goof .... oops, sorry, I meant Jared Goff ... has cleared COVID protocols and is expected to play on Sunday.
During his time with the L.A. Rams, Goff faced the Seahawks 9 times with the Hawks getting the better of him in 4 of those 9 games.
Per Statmuse, Goff attempted 324 passes in those 9 games and completed 202 of them (62.3%) for 2,406 yards (7.4 average). He has thrown 8 touchdown passes against the Seahawks while Seattle’s defense has answered with 17 sacks and 9 interceptions.
Of course, there are a couple of asterisks next to that stat line:
Goff was playing for a good team during his first 9 games against the Seahawks and he’s playing for a very, very not good team this time around. Although, to be fair, the Seahawks are also not good this year and both teams compiled the same 2-2 record in December.
The Rams had Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp during Goff’s time in La-La Land. In Detroit he’s got ... um ...
I honestly cannot name a single Lions wideout without Google’s assistance (and they’re my second-favorite team).
Oh, wait, I got one ... Josh Reynolds. Ha! The former Ram.
What? You’re saying that he was added to the COVID list earlier this week?
Well, I guess that leaves them with (checks Lions’ depth chart) rookie wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown as their de facto WR1.
Should be fun!