Loses key weapons
Goff will be playing Sunday's game against Seattle with a depleted receiving corps, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Not only will Detroit be down D'Andre Swift (shoulder), Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) and DJ Chark (ankle), but top tight end T.J. Hockenson (foot) and Josh Reynolds (ankle) are playing through injuries, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. While Goff could still be productive in an inviting matchup against a beatable Seahawks defense, his upside is not what it would have been if he had his usual arsenal of receiving weapons.
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Chark secured five of six targets for 98 yards in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Williams rushed 11 times for 35 yards and a touchdown in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Swift rushed 14 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and brought in four of six targets for 49 yards in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
St. Brown secured 11 of 12 targets for 114 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday. He also rushed once for two yards.
Goff completed 31 of 41 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Lions' 40-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Not only will Williams (knee) get eased into the offense, but he'll also see some work as a 'gunner' on special teams, Jay Glazer reported on the Fox Sunday morning pregame show.
Williams (knee), who was activated from the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday, is expected to be on a "very limited snap count" in his NFL debut Sunday against the Jaguars, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Williams (knee) was activated off the reserve/non-football injury list Saturday and is expected to play in Sunday's matchup against the Jaguars, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Coach Dan Campbell said Friday morning that the Lions hadn't made a decision on Williams (knee) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.
Coach Dan Campbell suggested Monday that it "would be a tall order" for Williams (knee) to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.