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Mario Williams has been at his best when playing against the Miami Dolphins.

Mario Williams will look to continue his dominant play against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Back in 2012, the Buffalo Bills shelled out $96 million over six years to sign Mario Williams. The Bills wanted a defensive end who could get after the quarterback on a regular basis. Through three seasons, Williams hasn’t disappointed. In 48 starts, Williams has recorded 38 sacks and his totals have risen on a yearly basis from 10.5 to 13 to 14.5. The defensive end has lived up to his contract as a pass rusher and he’s been most impressive against Buffalo’s Week 3 opponent.

Williams has truly been ‘Super Mario’ when he faces the Miami Dolphins. Over the course of six games, Williams has recorded 8.5 sacks against the Fins. In fact, there has only been one game where Williams hasn’t sacked Ryan Tannehill. Here’s a look at Williams’ sack totals as a member of the Bills versus the Dolphins.

2012 – Week 10

1 sack

2012 – Week 15

0 sacks

2013 – Week 7

2 sacks

2013 – Week 15

1 sack

2014 – Week 2

1 sack

2014 – Week 10

3.5 sacks


While averaging more than one sack per game against the Dolphins is impressive, his pressure stats are even better. In the six games, Williams has been credited with five quarterback hits and 20, yes 20, quarterback hurries. Over the six games, Pro Football Focus has given Williams an overall grade of +6.2.

On Sunday, Williams will find himself lined up across from Ja'Wuan James. In two games this season, James has allowed one sack and two quarterback penalties. He’s also been called for four penalties through two games with one being declined. The matchup heavily favors Williams so it won’t surprise anyone if ‘Super Mario’ racks up a few more sacks against James and the Dolphins.


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