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Chargers: Game balls in brutal loss to the Titans

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the quarterback and is blocked by Dennis Kelly #71 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 20: Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers rushes the quarterback and is blocked by Dennis Kelly #71 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Chargers 23-20. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans speaks with Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers after the game at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – OCTOBER 20: Head coach Mike Vrabel of the Tennessee Titans speaks with Joey Bosa #97 of the Los Angeles Chargers after the game at Nissan Stadium on October 20, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Silas Walker/Getty Images)

Chargers’ key player dominates

If you’ve been reading this series every week, you know how many times the Chargers’ star defensive end has been mentioned. Bosa is playing the best football of his career so far this season, and that continued on Sunday. The Titans left Bosa one-on-one more often than not and he was able to come up with key pressures and sacks all game long. On the day he finished with six tackles, six quarterback pressures, two sacks and one forced fumble. He was constantly in the backfield and laid some mean hits on Titans’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

BOOM. @jbbigbear | #BoltUp pic.twitter.com/M07hbtfcEE

— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) October 20, 2019

Whether by design or by his own will, Bosa lined up all over the place on Sunday. He even lined up on the interior of the line on several key occasions, including on the third and fourth down attempts of the Titans’ final offensive drive. He was the key piece in blowing up the fourth down attempt, which allowed his teammates to rally and force a turnover on downs. Bosa has been a monster in the run game all season, and it’s no coincidence that he was again this week. His play earned himself yet another elite grade from Pro Football Focus, and they even put him on their defensive team of the week.

After the game, he dropped a quote that should resonate with the rest of the team. He is all-in on turning this thing around, even though there’s not much more he can personally do to improve this season. Hopefully the rest of the team falls in line with him.

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