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Saturday, February 22, 2020

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Keenan Allen tweets reaction to Chargers parting with Philip Rivers

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Keenan Allen is going to be catching passes from a quarterback other than Philip Rivers next season for the first time in his career, and the star receiver does not seem pleased about it.

Shortly after the Los Angeles Chargers announced on Monday that they have mutually agreed to part ways with Rivers, Allen took to Twitter to share his thoughts. The 27-year-old said “this hurts” and included a crying emoji.

Allen was drafted by the Chargers in 2013, and Rivers has started every game for the team since. Allen battled injuries earlier in his career, but he has appeared in all 16 games in each of the past three seasons. During that span, he and Rivers established great chemistry and we were one of the most productive quarterback-wide receiver duos in football.

Allen’s 104 receptions this season were a career high. He has been targeted by Rivers an average of 148 times per season over the past three years, so you can understand why the receiver is upset to see his teammate go.

Of course, Allen’s frown will likely be turned upside down in a hurry if the Chargers make the massive free agent splash some believe they could make. But if he gets stuck catching passes from a rookie in 2020, there will likely be a big adjustment period for Allen.

Keenan Allen apologizes to fantasy owners for disappointing game

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The Los Angeles Chargers were able to come away with a hard-fought road victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday, but Keenan Allen knows some of his supporters will not be thrilled with the result. More specifically, the star receiver understands it was not his best fantasy day.

Allen played after multiple reports indicated he would miss the game with a hamstring injury. He was able to contribute with seven catches for 53 yards. That was actually one of his better games in a stretch of five rough ones, and he acknowledged that by tweeting an apology to his fantasy owners.

Allen was among the first receivers drafted in fantasy this year, and the results have been mixed at best. He exploded for 13 catches, 183 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, but he hasn’t done a whole lot since. He had five or fewer receptions in each of the four games prior to Sunday and has not found the end zone since Sept. 22.

Usually we see NFL players lashing out at the fantasy football community for various reasons, but Allen wants to put up big numbers for those who have put their faith in him.

Keenan Allen does not seem pleased with state of Chargers

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The Los Angeles Chargers have been one of the NFL’s most disappointing teams in the early going of 2019, and some frustration is starting to show.

The Chargers fell behind 24-0 Sunday night before a fourth quarter rally ultimately fell short and the team lost 24-17. That dropped the team to a disappointing 2-4 season.

One rather innocent tweet made light of how the Chargers seem to play the same game fairly often, which seemed to be a reference to their perceived habit of losing games to inferior teams while favored.

Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen simply retweeted the tweet and added a two-word response: “S–t sad.”

The Steelers held Allen to just two catches for 33 yards, and he’s cooled down after a hot start to the season. That, combined with the team’s record, is an easy explanation for the mounting frustration. Maybe he’s annoyed with being credited for waking up a star Denver cornerback, too.

Chris Harris credits Keenan Allen’s shade for inspiring big performance

Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris was the target of some negative remarks made by Los Angeles Chargers receiver Keenan Allen this week, but he was able to channel it into something positive.

Last week saw Harris and the Broncos hold Allen to a season-low four catches for 18 yards in a 20-13 win over the Bolts. Allen then threw shade at Harris by saying in an Instagram comment that the star corner could not hold his jock strap. Allen also appeared to double down on the remark in a media session later in the week, implying that he had historically dominated his matchup against Harris.

Come this Sunday, Harris was in even better form, recording an interception and two pass deflections in a 16-0 shutout of the Tennessee Titans. After the game, Harris said that Allen “woke up the dawg” and added that there was not much left to say other than that he had locked Allen up multiple times.

Allen has had beef with the Broncos dating back to last season, so credit to Harris for not getting too caught up in the negativity and letting his play do the talking instead.

Keenan Allen could miss rest of preseason with ankle injury

Keenan Allen

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen is dealing with an ankle injury that could knock him out for the rest of the preseason, according to a report.

Allen suffered an ankle injury at practice this week but it is not considered serious, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter says although Allen could miss the rest of the preseason, he is expected to be ready for Week 1.

After dealing with injuries early in his career, Allen has been able to play all 16 games the last two seasons and has developed into a go-to option for Philip Rivers.

Allen caught 97 passes for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns last season. The year before he had 102 catches for 1,393 yards and six TDs. Mike Williams and Travis Benjamin are among the team’s other top receiving options.

The Chargers are dealing with questions at their skill positions as running back Melvin Gordon continues to hold out.

Chargers WR Keenan Allen complains about his Madden rating

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The player ratings for the video game “Madden NFL 20” were released on Monday, and let’s just say several athletes were not pleased with their markings.

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen was among those protesting his rating. Take a look at this video where he cites everything wrong with the numbers he received:

All that is leading Allen to boycott the video game.

Allen has put up two pretty excellent seasons for the Chargers in a row. He had 97 catches for 1,196 yards and six touchdowns last season. The year before he had 102 catches for 1,393 yards and six touchdowns. Maybe he’s not getting the Madden respect he feels he deserves, but fans know how good he is.

Watch: Keenan Allen burns Stephon Gilmore with fake for 43-yard TD

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The Los Angeles Chargers fell into an early 7-0 hole against the New England Patriots on Sunday, but Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen quickly got them out of it.

After the Patriots chewed up half of the first quarter with a methodical touchdown drive, the Chargers responded with a 43-yard touchdown from Rivers to Allen. The score was made possible with a fantastic double-move from Allen, who completely fooled Patriots All-Pro cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

It’s possible Gilmore was supposed to cover the inside move and safety Devin McCourty should have helped over the top, but either way Bill Belichick won’t be pleased with the result. Here’s another look that shows how hard Gilmore bit on the fake:

The Patriots can’t allow many more of those.