Jared Goff labels himself ‘a game-day decision’ for Thanksgiving matchup with the Bears

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With a little over 40 hours until kickoff, the Detroit Lions still aren’t sure who will be starting at quarterback for Thursday’s visit from the Chicago Bears. Starter Jared Goff continues to nurse an oblique injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss in Cleveland.

Both Goff and backup Tim Boyle, who was unimpressive in his stead against the Browns, got post-practice media time on Tuesday. After head coach Dan Campbell intimated before practice that Goff is the likely starter, the quarterback admitted he was feeling good but still uncertain about taking the field against the NFC North rival Bears.

“I feel good, better every day,” Goff said after Tuesday’s practice, where he was listed as a limited participant in the team’s walkthrough. “We will see. I don’t know what (coach Dan Campbell) has said but I would probably categorize it as a game-day decision. I feel really good though.”

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He went into a little more detail on how he’s feeling and his progress towards getting back on the field.

“I’d describe it as any other strained muscle,” Goff said. “It gets better over time. There can be setbacks if you push it too far, push it too quickly. It’s a delicate little dance that we’re managing.”

Goff injured the oblique muscle while throwing a deep pass to Kalif Raymond early in the Lions’ Week 10 tie in Pittsburgh. He finished that game but was wildly ineffective, throwing for under 70 yards in regulation.