Lions quarterback Jared Goff is back for the season finale.
Goff is scheduled to play against the Packers on Sunday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said. Goff is suffering from a knee injury, but he said this week that he thinks he is moving well enough to be able to go.
Goff has missed three games this season and Tim Boyle has started in his place. Goff hasn’t been particularly good this year, but Boyle has been even worse, so if the Lions are to end their season on a winning note, Goff is the right quarterback to lead them.
The Packers have nothing to play on Sunday, having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC, and Aaron Rodgers likely won’t play the entire game for Green Bay. That’s why the Packers, who have the best record in the NFC, are only 3.5 points favorites compared to the Lions, who have the worst record in the NFC.
A big question for the Lions is whether Goff will be their starting quarterback in 2022. How he plays on Sunday won’t determine that, but it will give him the opportunity to convince Campbell that he deserves a second season as than the starter of the Lions.