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NFL Power Rankings: San Diego Chargers hanging outside top 10

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It is Tuesday and that means the world has released their power rankings for everyone to see. The Chargers are rising up the board after the big win against the Detroit Lions. The “experts” have no idea where to put the Chargers at this point with their power rankings.

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Currently, most experts have the team ranked in at 15th in the league.

Pro Football Talk has the team at 15:

15. Chargers (1-0; No. 18): Imagine what that offense will be able to do once Antonio Gates is back.

Bleacher Report also has the team ranked in at  15:

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen began his career in 2013 as the ultimate draft bargain. The third-round pick posted five games with 100-plus receiving yards during his rookie season. Then he slumped as a sophomore, averaging only 55.9 yards per game.

Now he has an opportunity early this season with tight end Antonio Gates suspended, and so far Allen is pouncing on it. He was on the other end for a whopping 15 of quarterback Philip Rivers’ 35 completions Sunday, finishing with 166 yards.

Allen has the hands and athletic ability to be a target magnet in traffic downfield. Rivers looked his way 17 times during a win over the Detroit Lions, and that connection will keep growing with Gates out.

NFL.com has the team ranked the highest at number 11:

Panic? Maybe. Character? Check. Big win? Absolutely. San Diego was resilient enough to come back from a 21-3 deficit against a team that certainly has the makings of a playoff squad. The AFC West is going to be a three-way fight, and the Chargers have as strong a shot as theBroncos and Chiefs.

We face a top 10 team in week 2 of the season when we face off against the Cincinnati Bengals in their town. When we come out with a win in their city, then we should easily be ranked in at the top 10.

Where should the Chargers be ranked at this moment?

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San Diego Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen began his career in 2013 as the ultimate draft bargain. The third-round pick posted five games with 100-plus receiving yards during his rookie season. Then he slumped as a sophomore, averaging only 55.9 yards per game.

Now he has an opportunity early this season with tight end Antonio Gates suspended, and so far Allen is pouncing on it. He was on the other end for a whopping 15 of quarterback Philip Rivers’ 35 completions Sunday, finishing with 166 yards.

Allen has the hands and athletic ability to be a target magnet in traffic downfield. Rivers looked his way 17 times during a win over the Detroit Lions, and that connection will keep growing with Gates out.

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