Another week, another gut-wrenching loss for Los Angeles’ newest tenants.
Just when it felt like the Los Angeles Chargers were going to come out victorious in their first game at StubHub, the Chargers were unable to do what the Miami Dolphins had done only a minute before them, get three points on the board.
The defense was very “bend not break” all game long and the offense had moments where they looked elite. Then again, Jay Ajayi, Jarvis Landry, and Devante Parker very much had their way wherever they wanted. Philip Rivers and company only put up 17 points. While there were plenty of ups and downs during Sunday’s game, a few winners and losers stuck out to me.
Winner: Keenan Allen
Two straight “winning” weeks for Keenan Allen. Nine catches for 100 yards and showing his near-flawless route running will help do that. Allen was able to get open nearly every down and he showed some elusiveness after the catch on a few of his grabs. The best thing about Keenan’s day is that it shows that he hasn’t lost a step in his chemistry with Rivers. As the weeks go on, look for Allen to be showing up on these less and less because a day with double-digit catches and triple-digit yards is going to become commonplace.