Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Chargers owned a 4-1 record and were constantly winning shootouts. Now, they're just 5-4 and are struggling to consistently move the chains on offense.
Over the last four games, the Chargers have averaged just 19.3 points. On Thursday, wide receiver Keenan Allen discussed the team's recent struggles on offense.
Allen thinks the Chargers' offense would benefit from getting Mike Williams more involved in the passing game. After starting off this season with such promise, Williams has a combined 10 receptions for 137 yards in the past four games.
“I think we got to do a better job of getting him the ball,” Allen told reporters. “Mike’s obviously a production guy. When he gets it, he produces at a high level and scores a lot for us. Obviously, we haven’t been scoring. It’s probably got to do with Mike not getting the ball. So yeah, just finding more ways to give him the ball.”
Through the first five games of the season, Williams had 31 receptions for 471 yards with six touchdowns. He was an integral part of the Chargers' offense to say the least.
Considering Allen went out of his way to publicly say Williams deserves more targets on offense, it'll be interesting to see how the Chargers' offense looks on Sunday against the Steelers.
Kickoff for the Chargers-Steelers game is at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC.