Panthers force 5 turnovers, beat Chargers - Steve Reed
Bosa, the No. 3 pick in the draft, left in the second quarter with a neck injury after a sack on Newton. Bosa didn't appear to have his head up as he collided with the 6-foot-5, 245-pound Newton in the pocket and his neck snapped back.
SD-CAR Grades: Short, Addison Shine on Panthers Defensive Line - Jordan Plocher
The Chargers’ offensive line did not have a solid performance. Philip Rivers was pressured on 12 of his 32 dropbacks, including losing fumbles on two strip-sacks. The Chargers’ running game was also lacking, as they only generated 58 rushing yards, with 45 of those yards coming after the ball carrier was contacted by a defender. Dontrelle Inman caught six of his seven targets, including one touchdown; Rivers had a QB rating of 148.5 when targeting Inman.
Trovon Reed Frustrated Over His Game Changing Play that Wasn't - Ricky Henne
"It was a bang-bang play, and to have it called back was real frustrating not just for me, but the whole team," he said. "It would have been big for the team, and that’s the bigger part…. (Personally) it was my first career interception. To get a pick-six and have it called back (was tough). I’m just trying to do whatever I’ve got to do to help this team win (and) turn it around. I want to be part of that."
Chargers React to Melvin Gordon's Hip Injury - Ricky Henne
"It’s really hard to see that," Matt Slauson said. "I was able to see him at halftime, and he (was in good spirits). I’m very thankful for that. He’s been doing a tremendous job running extremely hard. He’s a great kid, and I want nothing but the best for him. I hope we get him back ASAP."
Injured Melvin Gordon shows value to Chargers in his absence - Eric Williams
Not since Tommy Prothro in the 1970s has San Diego retained its head coach after consecutive last-place finishes in the division. That does not bode well for McCoy.