Keenan Allen is on fire as the 2023 NFL season kicks into high gear. In just three games, Allen has achieved an astounding 32 catches for 402 yards and notched a pair of touchdowns. These remarkable statistics became the talk of the town following the Chargers’ first victory of the season, where Allen’s performance was nothing short of spectacular. He hauled in an impressive 18 catches for 215 yards, establishing himself as a dominant force against the Minnesota Vikings.
“Feeling good. Very motivated, always got a chip on my shoulder,” Allen told Chargers.com. “Just continue to prove them wrong.”
What’s truly remarkable is how Allen’s resurgence has silenced doubters who had reservations about the 31-year-old veteran’s capabilities after a lackluster 2022 season. However, Allen remained unwavering in his belief in his abilities, and his recent feats validate his self-confidence.
In the 2022 season, Allen faced some adversity, playing only 10 games but still managing to amass 752 yards and four touchdowns. For most wide receivers, these numbers would signify a great season, but not for Allen. Throughout his career, he has consistently proven that in any season where he plays all 16 games, he can accumulate over 1,100 yards and six touchdowns.
Allen’s resurgence can be attributed to his excellent health and full recovery from the injuries that plagued him in 2022. The statistics don’t lie, showcasing his exceptional performance on the field.
“Just continue playing my game,” Allen later added about his great start to the season. “Try not to force too much. Just go out there and let it happen.”
Acknowledging his status as one of the best, Allen remains driven to maintain his momentum and deliver outstanding performances week after week. He understands the responsibility that comes with being a top-tier player and is determined to guide a younger group of wideouts, especially with Mike Williams out for the year due to an ACL tear suffered recently.
As the Chargers prepare to face the Las Vegas Raiders at SoFi Stadium, they aim to build on last week’s victory and secure a 2-2 record, marking a strong start to the month of October. Keenan Allen’s electrifying performances have undoubtedly played a pivotal role in the Chargers’ quest for success in the 2023 NFL season.