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Joey Bosa sacked Cam Newton despite being potentially knocked out

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The San Diego Chargers lost to the Panthers at the weekend, going down 28-16 to Cam Newton and co. at Bank of America Stadium. 

Thanks to a combination of injuries and a bit of bad luck, the Chargers find themselves at 5-8 on the season sitting in 4th place in a very competitive NFC West.

However, despite some struggles, there are lights at the end of the tunnel in the form of running back Melvin Gordon and defensive end Joey Bosa. And it was Bosa who we're focusing on here, specifically, the fact that he sacked Cam Newton on Sunday despite seemingly being knocked out cold.


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Bosa posted a picture on Instagram earlier today of himself lying lifeless on the ground but with his arm pulling the reigning MVP down. He captioned it with: "When you're unconscious but sacks = stacks"

Here's the video of that play, showing that Bosa's head connects with the shoulder of Newton, sending the former Ohio State star to the floor.

Somehow, Bosa managed to hold onto Newton - despite his face being planted into the ground  - and dragged down the big man for his 6th sack of the season.

Earlier this year, the Chargers were so close to letting Bosa leave the franchise because of a contract situation following the draft. If that had happened, San Diego would've become infamous for being the team that let one of the best pass rushers of his generation walk out of the front door over a few hundred thousand dollars.

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