The Kansas City Chiefs have taken care of business against the San Diego Chargers in four straight games but they’ve only faced Chargers WR Keenan Allen in one of those. The Chiefs may not be as familiar with Allen but Andy Reid is as he pointed out the Chargers speed - likely talking about Allen and new WR Travis Benjamin - in comments to the media on Wednesday.
“They got a little speed on their special teams and the wide receiver position,” Reid said.
Allen can be a problem. A big f-ing problem, actually. His last three and only three games against the Chiefs (2013 and 2014):
Six catches, 58 yards
Five catches, 89 yards
Nine catches, 124 yards
Add in Travis Benjamin to that group who came in as a free agent pickup this offseason and the Chargers receivers are going to look different.
Oh, hey, did you know the Chiefs secondary is really, really young? Third-year Phillip Gaines and second-year Marcus Peters are the vets of the group. Sean Smith is gone. This is a position group that everyone is looking at because of their youth but also because the Chiefs don’t have the pass rush to complement them.
Prediction: Keenan Allen is a big problem for the Chiefs on Sunday. They have to be prepared.