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LA Chargers: Team grades from Keenan Allen’s outburst vs. the Jets

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers tosses the ball after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 22: Keenan Allen #13 of the Los Angeles Chargers tosses the ball after scoring a touchdown during the second half against the New York Jets at SoFi Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

A high octane LA Chargers’ offense led by Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen made up for poor defensive play to get the win over the Jets.

The LA Chargers were dominating the Jets until they weren’t. A 24-6 lead was slashed to just six points by the end of the game. Nonetheless, Los Angeles was able to walk out with the W.

Justin Herbert may have had the best game of his career. Sure, it was against the Jets’ secondary. But some of those throws were so perfect that it wouldn’t have mattered which defense he was slinging it on. The dot to Tyron Johnson was put right in the breadbasket with relative ease.

My only criticism of his game was his control on screen passes. Sometimes he throws it with MLB pitcher like speed on screens. Other than a few incompletions here and there, there’s barely anything to nitpick. With that game, Herbert put himself directly in the driver’s seat for offensive rookie of the year.

Herbert’s at his best when he gets everyone involved in the passing game. While Keenan Allen dominated with 16 receptions, seven other receivers got balls delivered from the rookie as well. It was particularly nice to see Mike Williams and Hunter Henry make a difference in the same game as Allen.

It’s amazing that Herbert was able to throw for 366 yards while getting consistently pressured. In terms of dealing with the pressure and stepping up in the pocket, this is the game where I saw his clinical efficiency stand out the most.

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