Good morning, Chargers fans!
Keenan Allen has been in this game a long time. He's been a walking 100-catch, 1,000-yard receiver whenever he's been able to stay healthy and that's been no different this season.
Entering Week 14, Allen has 102 receptions and 1,175 yards to his name. Should he manage to snag five more passes this week against the Broncos -- something he's done in all but two games this season -- he'll set a new single-season receptions record, breaking his previous high of 106 catches from his 2021 season.
While it's not likely to happen this week, Allen also needs just 219 yards over the final five games to set a new single-season high in receiving yards, as well. At his current pace (1,664), he's on track to shatter his previous high of 1,393.
Lastly, Allen needs two more touchdowns to break his previous single-season high of eight that he hit in both 2013 and 2020. Three more scores would secure his first season with 10 or more touchdowns.
And now for today’s links.
Experts pick this week’s matchup between the Chargers and Broncos (Chargers.com)
Brandon Staley recently suggested there might be some changes coming to the backfield this week (Chargers Wire)
The Chargers make a terrible mistake in this new mock draft (Bolt Beat)
Antonio Gates attempts to rank his top five favorite touchdowns from his career (Chargers.com)
Robbie Gould has announced his retirement from the NFL (NFL.com)
Justin Jefferson has revised his season goal to now be at least 1,000 receiving yards (ESPN)
Zach Wilson has regained the starting job with the Jets (CBS Sports)
Puka Nacua went through a full practice on Thursday for the Rams (Pro Football Talk)
There are some wild stories from a new three-part article on Sean McDermott and his coaching style (Touchdown Wire)
What we learned from the Patriots' win over the Steelers on TNF (NFL.com)