Jared Goff might be gone from Los Angeles, but it doesn't mean he won't check in on his former team from time to time.
The ex-L.A. Rams signal-caller admitted during his press conference Thursday that he tuned in to his former squad when it took on the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.
"Yeah, they had a great game," Goff said. "I saw some of my buddies go out there, and they played well. It was good."
The now Matthew Stafford-led Rams handled the Bears with relative ease, coming out on top in the Week 1 contest, 34-14. Stafford finished his regular season debut in L.A. 20-of-26 through the air, with 321 yards and three touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Goff and the Lions dropped their season-opening tilt with the San Francisco 49ers, 41-33. The new Detroit starter under center finished the contest 38-of-57 for 338 yards, three touchdowns and a lone interception.
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The longtime Green Bay Packers starting passer completed just 53.6 of his passes, and threw for only 133 yards, to go along with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. The 37-year-old also posted the worst Total QBR of the week, according to ESPN.com, with a dismal 17.2 mark.
It was far from Rodgers-esque. Yet, as Goff put it Thursday, it will still be "a challenge" for Detroit's defense to face the future Pro Football Hall of Famer in Week 2.
"Anytime you play a guy of his caliber, a Hall of Fame player, as good as he is, it's always a challenge," Goff said. "It's not my challenge, but it'll be our defense's challenge and he'll be ready."
Goff & Co. take on Rodgers and the Packers from Lambeau Field Monday night, as part of ESPN's Monday Night Football broadcast. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. EST.
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