No. 6 impact play: Allen the sky walker


In this series, we countdown the top 10 impact plays for the San Diego Chargers that helped shape the team’s 2013 postseason run.

Situation: Third-and-6 from the Denver 19-yard line.

Score: Chargers trail 10-3.

Time: Nine minutes, 53 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Williams' take: Chargers receiver Keenan Allen impersonates former Olympic champion hurdler Edwin Moses by jumping over Denver defensive back Kayvon Webster, and then running over safety Mike Adams to get into the end zone for a 19-yard score. The touchdown tied the game at 10, and Allen scored another touchdown from 10 yards out just before the end of the half to give his team the lead for good in one of the San Diego’s biggest wins of the season, a 27-20 victory over their AFC West rivals, the Broncos on Dec. 12, 2013.

Check out the play here.

Season impact: The play was the signature moment of an impressive rookie season for Allen, who should have won the offensive rookie of the year award. Allen took advantage of playing on the big stage in a nationally televised, Thursday night game by scoring two touchdowns against Denver. Allen upped his game even more in the playoffs, finishing with eight catches for 163 yard and two touchdowns.

Quote: "He just has that knack. I don’t know how to describe it other than he has a great feel and will and ability. When I threw him the ball the other night, in his mind there was nothing that was keeping him out of the end zone. There is a long list of receivers that get tackled on the three or four yard line and in his mind it was just 'How am I going to get in?'There are certain guys that have it and certain guys that don’t. He certainly has that knack and feel." -- Quarterback Philip Rivers on Allen.