LA Chargers: 3 things to root for on Thursday vs. Las Vegas Raiders
By Jason Reed
3. Keenan Allen to reach 100 receptions and 1,000 yards
Keenan Allen has been on a tear this season. I predicted before the season that Allen would lead the league in receptions in 2020 and so far it is looking pretty good. Allen has traded the number one spot on the receptions leaderboard all season and currently trails Stefon Diggs by one reception for the league lead.
In fact, Allen is making his mark on the all-time leaderboards as well. This is Allen’s 100th career game and he already holds the record for the most receptions by a receiver in their first 100 career games, besting Antonio Brown by one last week.
Allen is going to get a chance to widen that margin in this game. He is currently at 623 career receptions and should get to the 630 mark.
Not only that, but Allen is going to cross two milestones in this game as well. He is one reception away from hitting 100 and is 25 receiving yards away from reaching 1,000. When (not if) he passes these marks he will become just the 13th receiver in NFL history to have three 100-reception, 1,000-yard seasons.
Keep in mind that Allen is only 28. There is a chance that he can add at least two more of these seasons, which would make him one of just six players to do so.
If Allen has a really good game then he could reach another round number as well. Allen currently has eight touchdown receptions on the season and if he has his first multi-touchdown game of the year then he will also hit 10 touchdown catches in Week 15.
That is quite remarkable considering that nobody did it last season and he would be doing it in 14 games.
Keenan Allen is having a career year with a record-setting season from his young QB. Those two alone give us fans plenty to root for in the remaining LA Chargers games.