MIAMI - OCTOBER 04: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots is preasures by linebacker Cameron Wake #91 of the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on October 4 2010 in Miami Florida. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)
Miami Dolphins star outside linebacker Cameron Wake loves playing the Buffalo Bills. Currently the NFL's sack leader with 14 (who'd have foreseen that after the way Clay Matthews started the season?), Wake has terrorized Buffalo in three career games against them.
Wake has appeared in 27 games to this point in his NFL career, and has 19.5 sacks in those contests. In three career games against the Bills, Wake has accumulated 4.5 sacks - including two two-sack performances - as well as two of his four career forced fumbles.
I'm not one to make excuses or anything, but this is worth noting: all 4.5 sacks, and both forced fumbles, came in games in which Trent Edwards was lined up at quarterback for the Bills. (They also came in games in which the Bills were either really banged up along the offensive line, or rotating linemen to keep them fresh.) In one career game against a Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Bills team, Wake recorded just one tackle - though he was also sitting behind Joey Porter and Jason Taylor at the time.
Clearly, Wake is having an outstanding season for the NFL's most severely underrated defensive unit. He is the one Dolphins defender that Chan Gailey and the Bills must account for on every snap this Sunday - not just because he's emerged as one of the league's best pass rushers, but because he's terrorized the Bills early in his career.