Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

1 post in this topic

ESPN: Keenan Allen a Clear-cut Number One Wideout Keenan Allen solidified his status as one of the game’s best wide receivers in 2017. He went on a historic three-week run and was among the league leaders in both receptions and receiving yards.A healthy Allen was a problem for defenses. His route running ability and knack for converting on third down were key for the Los Angeles offense last season. Looking ahead towards next season , expectations are high for 2017 Comeback Player of the Year. ESPN’s Mike Clay and NFL Nation reporters listed Allen as a “Clear No. 1” receiver heading into the 2018 season. The list of clear number one options was lengthy, but Allen was near the top of the list. His name was among players like Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham Jr. Clearly, reporters around the country have recognized Allen as a special talent. ESPN’s Eric Williams had this to say about KA13:Last season, Allen put up gaudy numbers. Catching 102 passes for 1393 yards and six touchdowns. Should fans expect a repeat season?Assuming Allen can remain healthy, he may have an even better season. The loss of Hunter Henry will be a big blow to the Chargers are third downs. Rivers will likely be eyeing Allen when the team needs a big play. He could also get some more looks in the red zone without a legitimate tight end option on the roster. Hopefully a talented receiving corps can follow Allen’s lead. Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams had solid campaigns last season, but 2017 first-round pick Mike Williams has the chance to explode onto the scene.Where does Keenan Allen rank among the best wideouts in the league? Is he a top-five option? Or does he just miss the cut? OAKLAND (1-3) at LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-2)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSOPENING LINE - Chargers by 7RECORD VS. SPREAD - Raiders 2-2 Los Angeles Chargers T-Shirt , Chargers 1-3SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 63-52-2LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Raiders 30-10, Dec. 31, 2017LAST WEEK - Raiders beat Browns 45-42, OT; Chargers beat 49ers 29-27AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 27, Chargers No. 17RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (16), PASS (4).RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (30), PASS (17).CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (8) Los Angeles Chargers Hats , PASS (13).CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (17T), PASS (21).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have won past two meetings. . Raiders coach Jon Gruden has 7-3 record vs. Chargers. . Raiders had 565 yards of offense last week vs. Browns, second most for franchise since 1970 as Gruden got first win in return to coaching. . QB Derek Carr fourth in league in completions (120) and completion percentage (71.0). . Raiders one of three teams with 100-yard receiver in every game this season (Vikings and Buccaneers). . RB Marshawn Lynch fourth in league in rushing with 300 yards. . WR Amari Cooper averaging 6.7 receptions and 87 yards in past three games. . S Reggie Nelson leads active players with 37 interceptions. . Chargers have won six of past seven at home. . QB Philip Rivers has thrown 41 TDs vs. Raiders, tied with Broncos for most against any opponent. He has thrown three or more TDs in four of past five games dating back to last season. . RB Melvin Gordon has three 100-yard rushing games since start of last season. Gordon leads AFC in yards from scrimmage (475) and first downs (25). . RB Austin Ekeler averaging 8.6 scrimmage yards per touch, leads league among running backs. . TE Antonio Gates has touchdown in past four games vs. Raiders. . Rookie S Derwin James first player since Jets' Kerry Rhodes in 2006 to have three or more sacks and an interception in first four games. . DT Corey Liguet returns from four-game suspension for violating league policy on performance enhancers. . DE Joey Bosa will miss fifth straight game due to foot injury. ... Fantasy tip: Chargers WR Keenan Allen had nine receptions for 133 yards and TD in last meeting vs. Raiders. Allen has eight or more catches, 100 or more yards and TD in last two games vs. division opponent. Custom Washington Redskins Jerseys 

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0