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Buffalo Bills offensive line has work to do protecting EJ Manuel

As good as the Buffalo Bills were at slowing down Cameron Wake and the Dolphins' pass rush in Week 2, they were equally bad at protecting against Dwight Freeney and the Chargers in Week 3.

In a Week 2 win over the Miami Dolphins, the Buffalo Bills had a great deal of success slowing down one of the best pass rushers in the NFL, Cameron Wake. That was not at all the case in a Week 3 loss to the San Diego Chargers, when veteran Dwight Freeney was a one-man wrecking ball to Buffalo's protection schemes.

Perhaps the biggest part of the reason that EJ Manuel had his worst game of the 2014 season so far last Sunday was the Bills' highly suspect pass protection. Not only was Manuel sacked three times, but Chargers pass rushers consistently moved him off of his spot, forcing him to either throw off-balance of scramble for positive yardage. The results - 6.1 yards per pass attempt and 10 points scored - speak for themselves.

The gallery above - best viewed on a desktop, tablet, or in landscape view on mobile - runs through some of the more egregious issues that the Bills had protecting Manuel in Week 3. You can bet that J.J. Watt and the Houston Texans are taking notes.