The Chargers offensive weapons will be too much for the Redskins

CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 03: Keenan Allen (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - DECEMBER 03: Keenan Allen (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Chargers look to continue their path to the playoffs against the Washington Redskins. With so many offensive weapons, LA is in great shape.

The Los Angeles Chargers are one of the most hyped up teams in the entire NFL right now. After a very sluggish 0-4 start the insane talent on this Chargers team is finally coming together and has produced one of the hottest teams in the NFL. With a 6-6 record, the Chargers are arguably the third best team in the AFC and should be 9-3.

Veteran quarterback Philip Rivers has proven that he still has what it takes to sling the football at a very effective rate. Since week six Rivers has thrown 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions; his last two games he threw for a combined 778 yards.

A big part of that has been receiver Keenan Allen. Allen became the first player in NFL history with three consecutive games with 100+ yards, 10+ catches and at least one touchdown. Charger fans have seen this before — around this time of year Allen rekindles his natural ability to be wide open on every passing down.

At this rate, Allen looks like one of the best receivers in the entire NFL. The only players that are arguably better are Antonio Brown and maybe Adam Thielen. Allen is showing more consistency than A.J. Green and Julio Jones.

Allen is just the figurehead for an extremely talented receiving core. Travis Benjamin is another great option at wideout and thrives when targeted. Tyrell Williams is the scary fast option that tears up defenses in the slot. When first-round pick Mike Williams comes around, this receiving core is the best in the NFL.

This is all forgetting about running back Melvin Gordon as well. Gordon’s numbers have taken a slight dive this season due to less workload. However, when he is called upon, Gordon can make big plays happen and is the perfect check-down option for Philip Rivers.

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Look no further than Gordon’s 29-yard run against the Browns to see how ferocious he can run with the football.

All of this will be too much for the banged-up Washington Redskins. With key pieces such as Chris Thompson, Terrelle Pryor Sr and most likely Jordan Reed injured, the Washington offense will struggle to keep up.

Especially with the scary good defense that the Chargers have developed. Kirk Cousins will be pressured a ton by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Casey Hayward and Tre Boston will lead the secondary to pick off Cousins’ rushed mistakes.

The Redskins may be able to limit Keenan Allen with Josh Norman defending him but it will not be enough to capture the win. Los Angeles simply has far too many pieces, far too much talent to cover all of the bases. If it is not Allen it will be Benjamin, Williams, Gordon or even tight end Hunter Henry.

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The Redskins are just another hurdle in the Chargers path to the postseason. It should be an easy hurdle to overcome on Sunday to move the Chargers over .500 for the first time since the end of the 2014-2015 season.