Bright Spot In Chargers Loss: WR Keenan Allen

By Ernie Padaon

Oct 6, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen (13) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Coliseum. The Oakland Raiders defeated the San Diego Chargers 27-17. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Enough of the bitterness on the Chargers play this weekend. Let’s look at some of the bright spots of this game. This post will be dedicated to one of the bright spots and there definitely were some spots in which the team looked good, despite the horrendous loss to the Raiders.

This post will be dedicated to Keenan Allen. He should have had 3 touchdowns in that game and will be a big time threat in the red zone for the team moving forward. He is showing that he can be a star in this league and if he keeps playing at this level, he will be considered as an offensive rookie of the year candidate.

Philip Rivers has Allen’s trust and Allen has done all kinds of work to gain that confidence from his quarterback. Allen is one of the most slippery receivers at the line of scrimmage and is finding all kinds of open space in the secondary.

Last night, Allen stepped up against the Raiders and posted 115 yards on 6 catches and a touchdown. Nice numbers against the hated Raiders team. He is getting more and more respect from other teams around the league and he is becoming a big time playmaker for the Chargers.