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Keenan Allen's rookie campaign isn't just impressing teammates -- it's leaving some flabbergasted.
Just ask Antonio Gates.
"I knew he was good, but I've never seen this," Gates said of the Chargers' first-year receiver. "I didn't think it would evolve this fast. He is making plays in the game, and I'm like, 'Wow.' ...
"You don't really expect it. They talk about his speed and this and that. The boy can play football, and he can get open. All that stuff about speed. If you can play and get open, that's what wins games for you. That's what makes plays for you. You can get a dog to run and jump. You know what I mean? That's what this league has underestimated."
A third-round pick out of Cal, Allen has hauled in 26 receptions for 399 yards and two touchdowns in San Diego's sixth-ranked passing offense. He has the requisite size (6-foot-2) and speed (4.3 forty), and it's shown on the field.
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Chargers receiver Keenan Allen had a career-high 128 receiving yards and a touchdown on eight catches Sunday against Washington.Fantasy Spin:Allen has emerged as Philip Rivers' favorite downfield target. Over his last five games, the rookie receiver has accumulated 497 yards and three touchdowns on 31 catches.
Fresh off a loss from the Washington Redskins, the San Diego Chargers are now sitting with a .500 win percentage, tied for 7th in the AFC. If the season ended today, the Chargers would not be a playoff team, and the truth is they probably shouldn’t be. Here are three major reasons why the Bolts are still not of playoff caliber.
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The Redskins won the opening coin toss and opted to defer, giving the ball to Philip Rivers and the offense first. They picked up two first downs before the drive stalled at midfield, forcing a punt that Seyi Ajirotutu acrobatically downed at the one-yard line. The Redskins gave the Bolts a taste of their own medicine with a 92-yard, 16 play drive. However, Kai Forbath’s...
The drives he extended led to a touchdown and field goal, respectively.
Tight end Antonio Gates shook his head in the locker room this week when discussing Allen's growth.
A knee injury sidelined Allen for the end of his 2012 season at California. He was reportedly clocked at 4.71 seconds in his fastest pro-day attempt at the 40-yard dash, which didn't help his fall to...
San Diego Chargers defensive lineman Sean Lissemore scored a pick six after intercepting a deflected RGIII pass in the end zone.
A Danny Woodhead touchdown catch was overturned by the referees on Sunday, helping the Washington Redskins beat the San Diego Chargers 30-24 in overtime. Washington was up 24-21 late in the game and the Chargers were driving for what could have been a winning touchdown. Philip Rivers threw to Woodhead on 2nd-and-1 from the Washington […]
The San Diego Chargers were the beneficiaries of a Robert Griffin interception on Sunday.
Griffin was in his own redzone when he attempted to throw a pass down field, it was batted a few times and eventually caught by a member of the Chargers defense.
Often then batted balls simply fall to the ground by props to Sean Lissemore for this catch and score.
The result was a touchdown...
Chargers receiver Eddie Royal is active for Week 9.Fantasy Spin:After grabbing five touchdowns over the first two games, Royal has done little over the past five contests. He did put up double digits in the game before the Chargers went on bye.
The Washington Redskins narrowly defeated the San Diego Chargers in overtime 30-24.
After the Chargers were forced to punt on their opening drive, Washington went 92 yards after punter Mike Scifres (with the help of Seyi Ajiritutu) pinned the team on the 1-yard line. Chargers linebacker Lawrence Guy kept them scoreless however when he blocked Washington’s field goal attempt. It...
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) -- Ball in hand, Danny Woodhead reached for the pylon. The official's hands went up.
Touchdown -- and certain victory -- for the San Diego Chargers. Defeat for the Washington Redskins, and a place in the basement of the NFC East.
Referee Jerome Boger looked at the replay and decided the ball didn't touch the bright orange marker. The ball...
The San Diego Chargers and Washington Redskins will face off on Sunday in a Week 9 match-up.
The Chargers (4-3) will look for a way to get past the Redskins (2-5) and climb back into the AFC playoff picture. A win for the Redskins would put them back into the hunt for the NFC East title.
Coverage of the game between the Chargers and Redskins will air on CBS begining...
WHO: San Diego Chargers v. Washington Redskins
WHAT: Game 8 of the 2013 NFL season
WHEN: Sunday 03 November at 1 PM ET
WHERE: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
RADIO: ESPN Radio WTEM 980 AM, WWXX 94.3 FM, WWXT 92.7 FM
ONLINE: NFL GAME PASS
INACTIVES FOR WASHINGTON: TE Fred Davis, QB Rex Grossman, DB Jose Gumbs, G Josh LeRibeus, NT Chris Neild, OLB Darryl Tapp, RB Chris Thompson...
Robert Griffin III got intercepted by the Chargers’ Sean Lissemore during Sunday’s game at FedEx field. The int resulted in a bizarre score for San Diego, who is up 14-7 on Washington at the half.
The Chargers seek to win three straight for the first time since 2011 as they head back to the East Coast to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday. We run down everything you need to know about this contest between playoff hopefuls in this new feature.