Jared Goff called out retired NFL journeymanRyan Fitzpatrick for his snarky remark, saying, “he was the poor man’s Matt Ryan.” The Detroit Lions quarterback set the record straight when they came face-to-face in the post-match interview after brushing aside the Green Bay Packers 34-20 on Thursday night.
Goff joined the Prime video crew to discuss the outcome of the game and the team’s performance. He emphasized how they grew into the game despite dominating their opponents on the day.
“I thought I played better throughout the rest of the game,” Goff said as his eyes locked onto Fitzpatrick. “Hope it was up to your standards. I didn’t know I was a poor man’s anything.” As he dropped the bomb, the entire panel shook up. Not to mention, Fitzpatrick might not have expected Goff to confront him on live television outright.
To calm down the dramatic reversal, the 40-year-old did say that Matt Ryan was a pretty good player. Goff agreed to that statement and told the former Jet that he was just giving him a hard time. It could have been ugly, but Fitzpatrick and Goff kept it tidy.
Jared Goff produced another memorable performance for the Detroit Lions
The expectations were high when the Lions stepped onto the Lambeau Field turf yesterday. Nevertheless, it got off to a shaky start as Jared Goff threw a pick on the first drive, and the Packers took the lead on a field goal.
However, they returned the favor, scoring 27 points in the first half without any reply. The home team managed to restore some parity through the third and fourth quarters, but their resilience was cut short when running back David Montgomery walked into the red zone from a yard.
Montgomery ended the game as arguably the best player on the pitch on his return to the side. The fifth-year back had 32 carries for 121 yards with an average of 3.8 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Jared Goff capped off with 19 of 28 completed passes for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The 28-year-old already surpassed the 1,000-yard mark with an average completion rate of 69.5 in just four games this season. He is also the first visiting quarterback to play and win at Lambeau Field twice in the same calendar year.
The Detroit Lions are now at the top of the NFC North with three wins and a loss. After the game, Goff chatted with NFL network Mike Garafolo about going top.“It feels good,” the three-time Pro Bowler said. “But to come on the road in a hostile environment against a good team that has been good for a long time, and it’s always tough getting these W’s, but we played well tonight. We like it. Keep putting us in prime time if you want. We feel good.”
It will be the first time since 1993 that the Lions will win their division if they manage to keep the run going. As a matter of fact, it wasn’t even called the NFC North back then; it was the NFC Central. Next, they will face the Carolina Panthers, who lost every game in 2023.
Ishan Misra is a journalist at Firstsportz. A Master's degree holder in English from Kolkata. He currently covers NFL news. He is also a massive Chelsea FC fan and loves talking about football. When he is not working, you might find him reading graphic novels and watching retro movies.
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