NFC North QB Rankings: Jordan Love sliding fast

Has Justin Fields done enough to overtake Jordan Love?

Chicago Bears, Jordan Love
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2. Jared Goff, Lions

The Detroit Lions might mess around and become the class of the NFC sooner or later, here. Quarterback Jared Goff has done exactly what he's needed to do in order for the Lions to win football games. He has been fantastic this season, throwing for 1,265 yards, nine touchdowns and three picks.

What's made Goff so good this year is the fact that he's had such a strong run game to back him. He has not had games on his shoulders thus far. The Lions are currently the league's seventh-best rushing team, while Goff ranks ninth in passing yards. It's a well-balanced offense that simply just works.

Goff has been without Amon-Ra St. Brown at one point this season, and also was without first-round wideout Jameson Williams until this past week. The emergence of rookie tight end Sam LaPorta has been huge for Goff and this offense. It seems funny saying this, but the Lions don't miss T.J. Hockenson at all. They quickly found his replacement.

Goff's first five games have been great, and he looks like one of the most consistent passers in the league right now.