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Jared Allen is the NFC defensive player of the month

Packers' Rodgers is sacked by Vikings' Allen during the first half of their NFL football game in Minneapolis Reuters

There haven’t been many reasons for folks in Minnesota to celebrate this year.  But Vikings fans could be witnessing the greatest single season by any defensive lineman in league history.

Defensive end Jared Allen has 12.5 sacks in eight games.  For his efforts during five games in October, he has been named the NFC defensive player of the month.

He’s the first Vikings player to win the monthly award since safety Darren Sharper in October 2005.

Allen also has set a team record by notching a sack in 10 straight games.  He needs 10 sacks in the team’s final eight games to tie Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5, set in 2001.

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45 Responses to “Jared Allen is the NFC defensive player of the month”
  1. mcnabbulous says: Nov 2, 2011 6:26 PM

    Good time to trade him

  2. your6ringsaremeaninglessnow says: Nov 2, 2011 6:26 PM

    Most annoying NFL athlete ever.

  3. btwicey says: Nov 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    Awesome player to watch, so good at what he does

  4. ghostrider25 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:33 PM

    If he ties the record, I consider it broken. Strahan’s record has an asterisk*

    Signed, someone who’s not a fan of Jared Allen

  5. kevinwi says: Nov 2, 2011 6:34 PM

    Well deserved.

  6. txxxchief says: Nov 2, 2011 6:39 PM

    Way to go Jared! The beers are on me!

  7. gb4ever0811 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:40 PM

    Of course they show him on top of Rodgers…well, to be the best, one has to beat the best!!!

    Good job, Allen! I truly mean that! Beastly!!

  8. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 2, 2011 6:41 PM

    He breaks the record if healthy. No question.

  9. waggs12 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:44 PM

    Way to go, Jared! Is it just me, or does Rodgers look like he’s enjoying having Jared on top of him a little bit too much? Wait, is Rodgers touching himself? Gross…

  10. bhink73 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:46 PM

    Demarcus ware has 12 with one less game this season. we’ll see who has the biggest year

  11. supermariojosh says: Nov 2, 2011 6:46 PM

    Absolutely well deserved.

    Sincerely,
    A Packer fan

    PS: I sure do hate them, but keep the Vikes in Minnesota!

  12. pappavike says: Nov 2, 2011 6:52 PM

    Cool good for him! He has been a fantastic player and not just this year! I wish the vikes would get a young nose tackle with Allen’s Heart,Drive and big play ability. Congrats To Jared Allen

  13. kingofthenorth92 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:54 PM

    @waggs12, one of the funniest comments I’ve seen in a long time! I’m a Packer fan but I still laughed pretty hard at that!

  14. contra74 says: Nov 2, 2011 6:57 PM

    Allen is a beast! I wish our entire D played with his intensity and motor. The guy is always going hard and doesnt seem to take plays off. Well deserved Jared!!!

  15. gdeli says: Nov 2, 2011 7:10 PM

    cool for jared, i wanna see him break the gap toothed man’s record! they haven’t had a decent safety since sharper. he had int’s but must have been burned too much or too expensive to keep sharper. educate me on him would someone? ha

  16. vikefan says: Nov 2, 2011 7:11 PM

    atta boy!! well deserved!! one of best trade Vikings brass has ever made!!

  17. rubbernilly says: Nov 2, 2011 7:14 PM

    “He needs 10 sacks in the team’s final eight games to tie Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5, set in 2001.”

    Well, having Brett Favre serve himself up like a sacrificial lamb for the last sack might help, too.

  18. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 2, 2011 7:18 PM

    I miss the mullet though… “If I approach you from the front, it’s like, wow, that dude is pretty serious. Then I walk away and you’re like, damn, he likes to party. With two Rs.”

    Bring it back!!!

  19. gb4mn0 says: Nov 2, 2011 7:33 PM

    I see the entire purple rube nation is on here congratulating him. All 15 of them.

  20. cardmagnet says: Nov 2, 2011 7:33 PM

    This is a snub to Ware.

  21. dino2997 says: Nov 2, 2011 7:44 PM

    I’m rooting for Jared Allen to break Strahan’s fake record that he did not earn.

  22. defensiveplaymaker says: Nov 2, 2011 7:53 PM

    If he gets 22.0 then he has broken the record. Strahan earned 21.5 sacks, his final sack on Brett Favre was Favre laying down on the ground for him…….

  23. Derty Ernie says: Nov 2, 2011 7:57 PM

    Not a vikes fan except for Allen who graduated from the culinary school of medicine. Allen cracks me up.

  24. hopendawg42 says: Nov 2, 2011 8:07 PM

    Chiefs fans… I know it’s got to be painful watching a star player leave town. Now you know how Joe Montana fans felt in San Fran!

  25. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 2, 2011 8:12 PM

    Demarcus Ware is a great player don’t get me wrong but he has it easier than Jared Allen does. Allen Commands a double and triple team because no one else on the defensive line is any good. Ware also has the benefit of not having to engage blockers right away. Besides Allen does more, not only does he rush the passer and play the run he is asked to drop into coverage and has more INTs than Ware does. Great job Jared, hopefully you can break Strahans record.

  26. pacificamjr says: Nov 2, 2011 8:25 PM

    canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 2, 2011 8:12 PM

    Demarcus Ware is a great player don’t get me wrong but he has it easier than Jared Allen does. Allen Commands a double and triple team
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    I dont think any d-lineman has ever been triple teamed, ever. Leave it to a dumb canadian to say something stupid like this!

  27. bigjim50010 says: Nov 2, 2011 8:40 PM

    but he still plays for the Vikings…..

    Thats like winning the 100 yard dash during the special olympics… yeah youre the champ, but youre still a retard

  28. AlanSaysYo says: Nov 2, 2011 8:54 PM

    Has it really been 10 years since Favre took that dive for Strahan? I’m getting old.

  29. rcunningham says: Nov 2, 2011 9:21 PM

    Jared Allen has 12.5 Sacks, 5 QB Hits, and 17 Pressures for 34.5 Total Hurries. Its ridiculous. He’s tied the NFL record with a sack in 10 straight games.

    The fact that he’s converting his pressures into Sacks just shows his extra step this year when getting at the QB.

  30. reicewilliams says: Nov 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    pacificamjr says:Nov 2, 2011 8:25 PM
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    I dont think any d-lineman has ever been triple teamed, ever. Leave it to a dumb canadian to say something stupid like this!

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    You are the idiot here, here is an example. Tackle with Tight end help with a running back in to chip… Way to go champ!

  31. vikefan says: Nov 2, 2011 9:39 PM

    I see the entire purple rube nation is on here congratulating him. All 15 of them
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    once again a packer fan that still is not satisfied, at least we r smart enuff not to care wut u think

  32. daljjz12 says: Nov 2, 2011 9:53 PM

    C’Mon this is ridiculous, where’s love for my boy D-WARE?!?!, Allen has a half sack more but has played one more game, and you know DWARE is getting 4 more sacks against Tavaris Jackson on Sunday, he’s gonna beat out Jared Allen no problem, but i still do think that Allen is gonna end up with 23 and DWARE with 25

  33. 49tinakane says: Nov 2, 2011 9:55 PM

    Pacificamjr says:
    I dont think any d-lineman has ever been triple teamed, ever. Leave it to a dumb canadian to say something stupid like this
    *****************************************
    Dude you are a moran, LT on the end, Tight end chiping on the outside and running back who stays in the back field on a split set chipping as well before he goes into the flats, or double teamed at the line with a tackle and guard gets help from the running back….triple team. Do me a favor, pull your lip over your head and swallow. Allen sees mostly double teams with an occasional triple team situation as listed above, mainly in a max protect set…..BOXED

  34. captamerica17 says: Nov 2, 2011 10:00 PM

    Allen can’t hold Ware’s jock! DeMarcus is co-MVP w/A Rodgers in my book.

  35. fngs1 says: Nov 2, 2011 10:00 PM

    I hate the Vikes, but you have to give Allen alot of credit, and respect. Also I don’t understand why sooo many poeple want the Vikes to move to L.A. The only time I can take my hatred out on my friends are the two weeks the Pack plays them.

  36. cleonslamminsalmon says: Nov 2, 2011 10:07 PM

    If Vikes fans say Clay Matthews is on HGH, then Jared Allen is taking Lyle Alzado steroids.

  37. tigobitties says: Nov 2, 2011 10:12 PM

    –bigjim50010

    come up with that one yourself? please.

    Jared had something to prove this year. Last year he looked like he was getting old, but he is back to form now. Good for him, glad to see it. Hope he breaks that record or at least ties it.

  38. randomjim says: Nov 2, 2011 10:52 PM

    rcunningham says:
    Nov 2, 2011 9:21 PM
    Jared Allen has 12.5 Sacks, 5 QB Hits, and 17 Pressures for 34.5 Total Hurries. Its ridiculous. He’s tied the NFL record with a sack in 10 straight games.

    The fact that he’s converting his pressures into Sacks just shows his extra step this year when getting at the QB. ====================================

    He has an interception in coverage & at least 1 fumble recovery. You can not deny he is having a top notch year.

  39. Deb says: Nov 2, 2011 11:02 PM

    Congrats to Jared Allen!! It’s about time the Vikes had something good to celebrate!

  40. brewdogg says: Nov 3, 2011 3:14 AM

    gb4ever0811 says:
    Nov 2, 2011 6:40 PM
    Of course they show him on top of Rodgers…well, to be the best, one has to beat the best!!!

    ————————————

    Well said, and totally agree. As much as I hate to admit it, my wife drug me to see “Bring it on” years ago, and one line has stayed with me. “I define being the best as competing against the best and beating them.”

  41. brewdogg says: Nov 3, 2011 3:17 AM

    pacificamjr says:
    Nov 2, 2011 8:25 PM
    canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 2, 2011 8:12 PM

    Demarcus Ware is a great player don’t get me wrong but he has it easier than Jared Allen does. Allen Commands a double and triple team
    ————————————————-
    I dont think any d-lineman has ever been triple teamed, ever. Leave it to a dumb canadian to say something stupid like this!

    ————————————-

    Are you on the wrong site? Are you perhaps looking for the European football? Because this….. Dude, I was a DL and often triple-teamed…………in HS. Do you really think it never happens in the pros? Maybe you should try watching the games…………..

  42. brewdogg says: Nov 3, 2011 3:19 AM

    captamerica17 says:
    Nov 2, 2011 10:00 PM
    Allen can’t hold Ware’s jock! DeMarcus is co-MVP w/A Rodgers in my book.
    =————————————

    That’s because you won’t let go of it…..

  43. fordman84 says: Nov 3, 2011 8:54 AM

    Ware has 12 sacks in 7 games, so tell me why anyone is focusing on what Allen has done in 8.

  44. footballrulz says: Nov 3, 2011 1:23 PM

    Many thanks to all of those that have proven what a moronic idiot pacificamjr is

    Keep the Vikes in MN

  45. okemon says: Nov 6, 2011 10:07 PM

    well, lets see….. dware against the Seahawks…. 0 sacks…

    JAllen still on top even with the bye…. Nice…

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