Los Angeles Chargers’ wide receiver, Keenan Allen, appears set to take the field against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, despite a shoulder injury that kept him on the injury report throughout the week.
The team, however, opted not to make a definitive ruling on his status in the final injury report.
Allen’s shoulder concern stems from an injury sustained in the latter part of last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
Despite the setback, Allen displayed resilience by returning to the field and completing the game.
His practice participation during the week showcased a positive trend, culminating in being a full participant.
While officially tagged as questionable, indicating a level of uncertainty, multiple reports suggest that Allen is likely to play in the upcoming matchup against the Packers.
His presence will be crucial for the Chargers as they look to navigate a challenging game.
In addition to Allen, the Chargers listed wide receiver Jalen Guyton as questionable due to a groin injury sustained during practice this week. However, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, Guyton is expected to miss the game, depriving the team of another receiving option.
Los Angeles Chargers’ 23-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley reaffirmed that he would continue calling defensive plays this season.
Staley’s defense surrendered 397 yards of total offense to a Green Bay squad that has struggled moving the ball at different points this year. Nonetheless, Staley feels confident in his team’s playing style.
“You can stop asking that question,” Staley told a reporter postgame. “I’m going to be calling the defenses, okay? So we’re clear. So you don’t have to ask that again.”
As good as the Chargers’ offense can be, led by star quarterback Justin Herbert, it can’t overcome the deficiencies on the other side of the ball.
Herbert and Co. put up 38 points and 431 yards of total offense against the Detroit Lions last week in a phenomenal performance.
However, the Lions were able to torch the Chargers for 533 yards to come away with a three-point win.
Staley—who made his name as the defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2020–has seen his defense give up over 500 yards twice this season.
Prior to 2023, Los Angeles gave up 500 or more yards just once in Stanley’s tenure.
The idea of Staley giving up play-calling duties has been tossed around throughout the season but he has remained steadfast in his commitment to continuing with the role.