Keenan Allen breaks a single-game record
The Chargers are banged up at the receiver positions. Hunter Henry is out for the game, and Mike Williams and Geremy Davis are questionable. Rivers will have to lean on Allen and the running backs for the passing game to flourish.
For a receiver, the main records out there to be broken are most receptions, most receiving yards and most touchdown catches in a single game. The first of the three is owned by Brandon Marshall, who caught 21 passes for the Denver Broncos against the Colts in 2009.
The second is held by Flipper Anderson, who reached 336 receiving yards for the Los Angeles Rams in 1989. The third is held by Jerry Rice, Bob Shaw, and San Diego Chargers Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, who all have caught five touchdown passes in a game.
Rivers is known for spreading the ball around, no matter who’s on the receiving end. However, he has always liked having a go-to target, like Antonio Gates or Allen himself. With Allen lining up everywhere in the formation, the Lions will have a very tough time covering him. The last time the Bolts and the Lions squared off in the season opener of the 2015 season, Allen torched the Lions with 15 receptions for 166 yards.
Allen is no stranger to big games, but come Sunday, ‘Slayer’ could have his biggest game yet. He will slay Darius Slay‘s secondary and put his name in the history books in the process.