Jaguars vs. Dolphins: Stopping Cameron Wake is top priority

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Through 13 games, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has recorded 14 sacks and is five away from breaking Jason Taylor's franchise record for sacks in a season.

With the No. 25 pass defense in the NFL, the Dolphins have struggled to slow opposing pass attacks at times, but the Jaguars haven't exactly been an aerial attack either. While Cecil Shorts III is expected to return to the lineup, the Jaguars still have issues with pass protection and their struggling line will have the task of stopping Cameron Wake.

Through 13 games in 2012, Wake has recorded 14 sacks, including three against the 49ers in Week 14. If he can manage to accumulate five sacks in the final three games of the season, Wake could break the franchise record for most sacks in a season.

To do so, he'll likely have to record some sacks against a Jaguars offensive line that may have to start Steve Vallos at left guard due to injuries. Right tackle Cameron Bradfield has also had struggles in his second season, and will likely be the one charged with stopping Wake most often.

The Jaguars are one of only four teams to give up 40 or more sacks through the first 13 games of the season.

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