Cameron Wake gives Only The Best in leading Dolphins to win

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Dolphins beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night, thanks in large part to Cameron Wake announcing in a big way that he is back and healthy. For that, he earns our "Only the Best" title for October.

The Miami Dolphins had a round October, having last won a game on September 22 before coming into the October 31 Thursday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. The four game losing streak for Miami ended with a walk of safety as Cameron Wake sacked Andy Dalton in the endzone.

After having to sit out most of the month thanks to an injury, Wake announced his return to full health with an amazing performance on Thursday. Not only did he have the safety, Wake tallied three total sacks during the game, as well as a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Wake's dominating performance gave him a ridiculous 6.2 pass rush rating from Pro Football Focus.

Wake was PFF's highest rated pass rusher last year, and could have been in the mix again this year if not for the knee injury that led to missing nearly the entire game in which he sprained his MCL, sitting out the next game, playing just three snaps the game after the bye week, and then being on a snap count last week. It appears Wake is healthy and ready to get back into dominating offensive linemen and terrorizing quarterbacks.

On the season, Wake now has 5.5 sacks, putting him on pace for 12.0 on the year. He has a chance to become just the second player in league history to have three 14+ sack seasons in his first five years in the league, joining Reggie White in that club. Even with the missed time, Wake just needs to average just over one sack a game the rest of the year to reach that mark. It will be something to watch throughout the rest of Miami's schedule.

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