Los Angeles Chargers fifth-year receiver Keenan Allen is one of the more polished route-runners in the NFL. He is especially good on in-breaking routes. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is exceptionally accurate on crossing and in-breaking routes. Allen stands 15th in the NFL in both catches (44) and yards (596). Allen has 18 third-down catches for first downs, tops in the NFL.
This play was a 16-yard pass on a third-and-7 play against Oakland in Week 6. Tight end Antonio Gates (85) ran a clear-out route straight up the seam against the Raiders' Cover 3 defense. Allen (13) ran the in-cut behind him and turned it into a 28-yard gain. Allen also has the most catches on third and 7 or more for first downs (8).
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