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NFL: Lions QB Jared Goff ‘highly unlikely’ to play against Falcons

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Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is “highly unlikely” to play Sunday due to COVID-19, coach Dan Campbell said Friday.

Goff reported symptoms to the team and tested positive the virus. The team placed him on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.

Goff, 27, had his best performance of the season in a surprise 30-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals last Sunday. He completed 21 of 26 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns, which was good for a season-high 139.7 passer rating.

On the season, Goff has completed 67.0 percent of his passes for 3,007 yards and 17 touchdowns with eight interceptions.

The Lions (2-11-1) will visit the Atlanta Falcons (6-8) on Sunday.

If Goff is unavailable, Detroit could turn to backup signal-caller Tim Boyle for his second start of the season. Boyle completed 15 of 23 passes for 77 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a 13-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 21.

Earlier this week, Campbell was noncommittal about whether Boyle or David Blough would start if Goff were unavailable, but he said Boyle had taken most of the scout team reps over the past month.

–Field Level Media

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