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Chargers: Bold predictions for Week 17 game against the Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Kendall Fuller #23 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - DECEMBER 13: Running back Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers carries the ball as cornerback Kendall Fuller #23 of the Kansas City Chiefs defends during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 13, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images)
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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores a touchdown over the Kansas City Chiefs on the third quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 18: Wide receiver Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers scores a touchdown over the Kansas City Chiefs on the third quarter of the game at Estadio Azteca on November 18, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images)

Chargers bold prediction: Allen, Williams, Ekeler and Bosa reach their milestones

There are four Chargers players approaching important statistical milestones. The first of them is Keenan Allen, who has 95 catches so far this season. He is only five receptions away from getting to the 100 mark. That would be the second time in his career he reaches the milestone.

Next is Allen’s receiving partner, Mike Williams. The former first round pick out of Clemson already has 963 receiving yards through the first 15 games of the season (of which he has only played 14). This is already a career high, but he can further expand his mark by reaching 1,000 receiving yards with just 37 yards on Sunday.

The next player has two milestones coming up which are both well within reach. Austin Ekeler has had a very successful campaign in 2019, and he can cap it off by having his first 1000 receiving yards season with 50 on Sunday.

However, Ekeler should have his sights on a more ambitious mark. With 98 yards, Ekeler would reach 1048 receiving yards on the season, which is the single season receiving yards record for  a running back set by Marshall Faulk in 1999.

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Last but not least is Joey Bosa, who’s had an elite season so far. Still, he is only at 11.5 sacks on the season, one sack shy of his personal best mark which he set in 2017.

Derek Watt will also get a honorable mention. While not part of this prediction, Watt is the league co-leader in special teams tackles with 16, along with Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Tyler Matakevich. He may end the season as the sole leader, a testament to his excellent play on special teams.

The Chargers won’t be playing for nothing on Sunday. Allen will reach 100 catches, Williams will reach 1000 yards, Ekeler will break the record and Bosa will top his best year.

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