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Dan Campbell “can’t say enough good things about” Jared Goff

Mike Florio and Chris Simms make their picks for the top matchups to watch in Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season.

One of the surprises of this NFL season is that Lions quarterback Jared Goff, who was traded last year along with two first-round draft picks in exchange for sending Matthew Stafford to the Rams, has actually played better than Stafford has.

That has translated only to a 1-3 record, but Lions head coach Dan Campbell has heaped praise on Goff.

“Goff is playing at a very high level,” Campbell said. “He’s certainly given us a chance to win these games. I can’t say enough good things about him. he’s built a camaraderie with these receivers, he trusts them, they’re all on the same page. That goes a long way.”

Goff’s stats -- 92-of-151 for 1,126 yards, with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions -- have been solid, and the advanced stats look even better: ranks Goff as the No. 5 quarterback in the league so far this season. Goff deserves the praise he’s getting, even if the Lions’ top-scoring offense has been failed by its defense.