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Chargers WR Mike Williams has slow start to season in Week 1 vs. Raiders

Mike Williams with no receptions vs. Raiders in first half.

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Mike Williams #81 of the Los Angeles Chargers breaks free from the tackle attempt from L’Jarius Sneed #38 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

UPDATE: Williams ended up catching two of four targets for 10 yards, but did lead the team in snaps and routes run, per PFF’s Nathan Jahnke. Justin Herbert spread the ball out with nine players catching passes. Williams won’t be held to 10 yards all that often.

UPDATE: It’s been a rough day for Mike Williams against the Raiders. Even with Keenan Allen out for the rest of the game due to a hamstring injury, Williams still only has one target and no receptions early in the fourth quarter.

Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams has one target and no receptions at halftime. The Chargers still lead 17-3, as Justin Herbert has completed passes to 10 different receivers, none of them Williams.

Keenan Allen is currently out of the game with a hamstring injury, so it would seem to be a prime second half for Williams to make up for his first half goose egg. But Herbert has been amazing, throwing for 204 yards and two touchdowns despite the Allen injury and the lack of connection with Williams.