The Los Angeles Chargers saw their six-game winning streak snapped on Sunday in a disappointing 23-22 loss to the Denver Broncos.
Following the game, Pro Bowl wide receiver Keenan Allen voiced much frustration with how the game unfolded to which he expressed that he believed that the Chargers had dominated the contest and simply let it slip away, according to Eric D. Williams of ESPN.
Asked if the Broncos rose up and played well, Allen had this to say: “No, I don't think they played well at all. We dominated the game. Turnovers, we gave them some points and that's what happened. They suck.”
It was a game for the Chargers taking as they had many mental mistakes that presented the Broncos the opportunity to pull out a huge road win against an AFC West division rival. Los Angeles had the edge in several aspects of the game producing more yardage offensively 479 yards while quarterback Philip Rivers threw for 401 yards with a pair of touchdowns. Allen also had a highly productive performance with nine catches for 89 receiving yards and a touchdown.
However, Rivers had a pair of costly interceptions while the Chargers also committed 14 penalties that cost them 120 yards in the game. There were plenty of mental mistakes coming from Los Angeles that didn't help their cause by any means and kept the Broncos in the game. It is a minor step back to how well they have been playing over the last several weeks like one of the league's top teams behind their strong performance on both sides of the ball.
At the same time, this may be a chance for them to refocus on getting back on track for the long run in the final six games of the year that will begin with what could be a favorable home game against the Arizona Cardinals this week.