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LA Chargers: 3 matchups that will determine Week 1 outcome vs. Washington

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3. Keenan Allen vs. Kendall Fuller

If there is one area of the Washington Football Team that the LA Chargers can try and exploit it is the cornerback position. While Washington is not bad at cornerback in the slightest, they do lack a true CB1 to line up against Keenan Allen.

Kendall Fuller is a fine cornerback who had a much better season in Washington last season than he had in years past. However, he is not one of the 20-best cornerbacks in the league (literally, Pro Football Focus ranked him 26th).

That is a problem for Washington. Fuller really should be the second-best cornerback on a really good defensive team but instead, he is going to get the best route-runner in the entire league in Week 1.

Allen might not be the fastest (which Fuller would actually match up better with because of his speed) but he is elusive and has quick-twitch route-running that even the best corners in the league struggle against.

Unless Washington doubles Allen, which would open up another can of worms for the defense, I just don't see how the team can stop Keenan Allen. If Fuller can somehow crack the code then the Chargers could be in trouble.

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However, if not, we could see a classic 10-catch, 100-yard, 1+ touchdown game from Allen.