Watch: DeMarcus Ware sacks Cam Newton

DENVER — DeMarcus Ware slammed Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to the ground with a sack in the middle of the third quarter Thursday night of the NFL season opener at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

The sack came on a third-and-3 play that resulted in a 7-yard loss and forced the Panthers to punt.

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The hit was so big that Newton had a hard time getting to the sideline. He limped to the bench and was being checked out.

Newton wasn’t too shaken up, though. He returned to the game following a three-and-out from the Broncos.

Maybe he just had to floss?