The KC Chiefs will be without each of their starting cornerbacks when they hit the road for the first time this season. That means Keenan Allen is going to have a big day for the Chargers.
Year after year, cornerback is always an area of weakness for the Kansas City Chiefs. For whatever reason, the team struggles to build depth at the position and it’s going to be all too evident this weekend in Los Angeles against the Chargers when Keenan Allen likely has a huge day.
While fourth round rookie L’Jarius Sneed filled in nicely for Breeland in week 1, he’ll now be given the reins to be THE guy in the secondary. Last year’s sixth round pick Rashad Fenton is likely going to be playing across from him and we can count on Tyrann Mathieu helping out. Antonio Hamilton will likely see more playing time as well.
The KC Chiefs’ secondary being banged up is going to result in a big day for Keenan Allen.
This doesn’t mean the Chargers offense is going to do much, but Keenan Allen will get his for sure. The good news for Chiefs fans is that LA’s offense struggled to do much of anything against the Bengals defense (a unit that looked rather suspect against the Browns on Thursday night) and the defensive line is going to be able to get to Tyrod Taylor.
Allen had 2 impressive games against Kansas City last year, grabbing 8 receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown in the Mexico City game and hauling in 9 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown in week 17 at Arrowhead Stadium. He’s always had big games against the Chiefs and the lack of starting corners in KC’s secondary presents another opportunity for Allen to do so yet again.
Sneed played well in week 1 and Fenton showed a lot of potential as a rookie last season, so it’s not like the Chiefs are throwing Phillip Gaines or D.J. White out there in the deep end. But for those who are expecting the secondary to replicate what they did last week, it’ll be tougher with Ward on the shelf for at least a week.
What do you think Chiefs fans? Do you think Keenan Allen has a big day on Sunday or will the Kansas City Chiefs secondary keep him in check?