The Kansas City Chiefs will be trying to slow down Los Angeles Chargers WR Keenan Allen this weekend. The first goal of the Chiefs is to stop Philip Rivers from being effective and one way to do that is to stop Allen from being effective.
FYI: That’s going to be a very difficult task. Check out Allen’s last four games where he is tearing it up:
- Week 14 vs. Redskins: 6 catches, 111 yards, 0 TD
- Week 13 vs. Browns: 10 catches, 105 yards, 1 TD
- Week 12 vs. Cowboys: 11 catches, 172 yards, 1 TD
- Week 11 vs. Bills: 11 catches, 159 yards, 2 TDs
I don’t care who you’re playing, those numbers are impressive. Rivers targeted Allen at least 13 times in three of those games so the Chiefs better prepare for him. Allen will line up all over the field and not just over Marcus Peters. If the Chargers are smart, they’ll move him away from Peters most of the time, which is what I expect. That means the right side of the defense should see plenty of action once again.
Peters and Allen have a history. Allen was getting the best of Peters last year before he went down with a season-ending injury. The Chiefs went on to sweep the Chargers but not before Allen called Peters a “bum” on Twitter late in the season. It’s Peters’ first game back from suspension so I imagine he’s pumped up.