FOXBOROUGH, Mass -- Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa set an NFL record with his 19th career sack in Sunday's 21-13 loss to the New England Patriots, breaking Aldon Smith's record of 18.5 sacks through his first 20 games as pro.
Bosa got the record with 9:51 left in the second quarter. On second-and-5 from New England's 44-yard line, Bosa sacked Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady for a 9-yard loss.
The Ohio State product now has 8.5 sacks on the year.
Bosa missed the first four games of his rookie season with a lingering hamstring issue, but he still finished with 10.5 sacks in 12 games.