In a Week 2 meeting between the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills, Miami All-Pro defensive end Cameron Wake finished the game with just one tackle. It was an off day for one of the top defensive ends in the game, and a performance that he will likely be looking to rectify tomorrow night as he gets his second shot at the Bills.
Across the line of scrimmage from Wake will be rookie offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, who will be playing back in the stadium he called home during his college career. The University of Miami product was a seventh round pick by the Bills, and is not having a great season. According to Pro Football Focus, Henderson's -22.0 grade for the year makes him the 72nd ranked tackle in the game, out of a possible 75. He is the worst right tackle, according to their metrics.
For comparison, Miami's own rookie right tackle, Ja'Wuan James, has a -5.4 grade through nine games, ranking him 49th in the league. James will make his first start at left tackle this week as he replaces the injured Branden Albert, who PFF had ranked as the fourth best tackle in the game, giving him a +17.5 grade.
Looking further into PFF's measurements, they currently list Henderson as having allowed 30 total pressures (sacks, hits, and hurries) this year, tying him for the fifth most allowed by an offensive tackle. Wake, meanwhile, has 43 total pressures, second most in the league behind Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston.
Wake has recored at least one sack in each of the last five games for Miami, giving him a season total of 8.5, seventh most in the league.
While in that Week 2 contest the Bills came away with four sacks, Wake was not the only player shutout of bringing down Buffalo's E.J. Manuel. Not a single Dolphins player was able to record a sack on the day. Now, nine weeks later, they get a rematch, this time trying to get to Kyle Orton.
Wake cannot be happy about the lack of statistics from the first matchup. It could be a long day for Henderson.