WR Keenan Allen’s bounce-back performance helps lift Chargers over Eagles

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Wide receiver Keenan Allen played a vital role in helping the Chargers snap their two-game losing streak.

As the Eagles sat in their zone coverage for nearly the entire contest, Allen went to town, finding the soft spots of the defense early and often.

On 13 targets, Allen finished with 12 catches for 104 yards in the team’s 27-24 win over the Eagles. He led all of Bolts pass-catchers with five first downs and two contested catches, according to Pro Football Focus.

Allen earned the 30th 100-yard receiving game of his career. His sensational performance left the veteran receiver just three yards shy of collecting 8,000 receiving yards throughout his NFL career.

“He came up big for us in so many different situations,” head coach Brandon Staley said. “His play today got Justin Herbert in a really good rhythm because Justin knows that he’s the guy that he can go to get himself on schedule. I felt like we had good design, and then Keenan just does what he always does. He was clutch for us today.”

Allen’s outing came after dealing with a multitude of dropped passes in the weeks prior. But he reminded everyone that he still is indeed one of the best wide receivers in this league.

“I thought he was incredible,” Herbert said. “You know, he’s one of those guys you go to on third down and all season long, he’s been super dependable. He’s had such a great work ethic the past couple of weeks and it shows out there on the field.”