Keenan Allen steps up for the Chargers

AP

The Chargers have been hit very hard at wide receiver, with both Malcom Floyd and Danario Alexander suffering season-ending injuries. Which makes San Diego very fortunate that Keenan Allen has stepped up his play.

Allen, a rookie third-round pick out of Cal, is following up an excellent performance last week against the Raiders with a sensational game tonight against the Colts.

In the second quarter, Allen beat double coverage to race into the end zone, where he made a diving catch of a Philip Rivers pass and hauled in a 22-yard touchdown. That score was less than three minutes into the second quarter, but it was Allen’s fifth catch of the night.

Allen has developed in a hurry for the Chargers, going from not even playing in Week One to becoming the team’s No. 1 option the last two weeks. His touchdown in the second quarter gave the Chargers a 7-3 lead over the Colts.