Everson Griffen rides sack streak to defensive player of the month honors

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The next team to stop Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen from getting a sack will be the first team to do so in 2017.

Griffen came into October with at least one sack in each of the team’s first three games and four sacks overall. He exited the month with at least one sack in each of the team’s first eight games and 10 sacks overall.

The six sacks he picked up while the Vikings were going 4-1 in October helped make Griffen the league’s choice as the NFC’s defensive player of the month.

Griffen’s 10 sacks are more than he had all of last season and he’s two shy of tying his career high with half a season still to play. Unless the bye week somehow saps Griffen of the momentum he’s been riding through the season, it seems a good bet that he’ll get that personal best sooner rather than later.

34 responses to “Everson Griffen rides sack streak to defensive player of the month honors

  1. Pretty amazing to get a sack in every game. Even when you’re getting consistent pressure, there’s a little luck in actually getting a sack. Opposing offenses are doing everything they can to stop him but the train just keeps rolling.

  2. His motor is insane, guy consistently runs carriers down from the far side. I was in MN to visit family and spectated the Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens game and he was close on more than a handful of snaps to sack Joe Flacco. Having a guy like him who can rush the QB and stop the run is a great luxury. Keep repping ‘SC Everson!

  3. I remember Spielman catching a lot of crap for signing Griffen to a long term contract right after they dumped Jared Allen. Looks like he knew what he was doing. Griffen has not only turned out to be one of the best DEs in the league, but one of the leaders of this team!

  4. 250dollarnflowner says:
    November 2, 2017 at 10:50 am
    the scary thing is that Everson is probably the 5th best player on that D! Rhodes, Smith, Barr and Hunter are probably better.
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    Agreed but nobody plays harder on every play than Griffen.

  5. As offenses start focusing on stopping him, Hunter should have a great second half to the season. $8 mil a year was a bargain when he became a starter. And with another contract extension this year he is showing he will work even harder.

  6. It’s good to be Kings of the North!
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    Isn’t it!? You guys should injure your opponents best players every year!

  7. 250dollarnflowner says:

    November 2, 2017 at 10:50 am

    the scary thing is that Everson is probably the 5th best player on that D! Rhodes, Smith, Barr and Hunter are probably better.

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    Your also forgetting Linval Joseph and Eric Kendricks. Defense is loaded!

  8. pkrlvr says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:08 am
    EG is a stud, wish we had him.

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    You could have. TT passed on him three times. Granted he picked Bulaga, Neal and Burnett before E.G. Still I would rather have Griffin.

  9. pkrlvr says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:10 am
    It’s good to be Kings of the North!
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    Isn’t it!? You guys should injure your opponents best players every year!

    You have to get over this and move on. Injuries happen. We lost two QBs in the last year. Granted not on the same level as Rodgers, but we had a better chance with Bridgewater and Bradford than we do with Kenuum to get to the big dance but our defense led by Griffin will continue to keep us in the picture, while TT let the pack faithful down.

  10. and yet the Packers have humiliated themselves in the postseason more than any other team in the NFC North far the past 7 consecutive seasons. How’s that even possible?!?! Ted Thompson.

  11. pkrlvr says:

    November 2, 2017 at 11:10 am

    It’s good to be Kings of the North!
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    Isn’t it!? You guys should injure your opponents best players every year!
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    2015- Rodgers plays whole year- Vikings win the North. Whats your next crybaby excuse?

  12. Another reason the Vikings have been successful is that Everson Griffen has the same number of sacks that the Vikings’ offensive line has given up all year, and four of those were in one half against the Bears when Bradford was literally lying down without being touched.

  13. Isn’t it!? You guys should injure your opponents best players every year!

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    Someone write that down for next year so we don’t forget.

  14. Wow it looks like some team’s fans are still riding the bitter cheese train. I hope they will not be crying on that train until next season or it is going to be a very very long off season for them.

  15. I love this VIKINGS team! GO Griff.. Go Case.. Go Special Teams and SKOAL my Viking Brothers and Sisters

  16. EG is a stud. I wish he would stop talking trash against his opponent before the games though. Speak softly my friend, and deliver a big sack.

  17. cheeseisfattening says:
    November 2, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    Wow it looks like some team’s fans are still riding the bitter cheese train. I hope they will not be crying on that train until next season or it is going to be a very very long off season for them.
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    Any Viking fan, young or old, would certainly be an expert on long off-seasons.

  18. Stellar: buried in your teams deep and rich history is a section where the Packers rarely had a winning season. Your fan base has been blessed the last few decades+ with HOF QB play. That is coming to an end sooner rather than later. My suggestion to you is to enjoy Aarons last few years. Your team is going to fall back to the rest and struggle along with the rest of the NFL. What I am getting at , is that from your posts, you seem to be old enough to remember the bad times. You’d think you’d be a little more gracious, knowing what you had prior to these 2 QB’s. That isn’t the Packer fan way though, it never has been. You are loudmouth overbearing, rub it in your face people when your team is winning, and loudmouth and overbearing when you lose. The only difference is when you lose, you dust off the trophies. Its great that your team has a rich winning history. But really what does any past title have to do with the current season being played? What does it say about your fan base that you cannot just accept that it wasn’t their year? That you have to prop yourself up with past glories to feel good about yourself? It tells me that without the GB team winning, your life is empty. It tells me that you let a sports team dictate how you feel about yourself. it’s why you come on here and bash Vikings fans for never winning anything. It makes you feel superior for some reason and that is pretty sad if you ask me.

  19. longtimefanh8tr says:
    November 2, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Surprised they didn’t name Barr. Barr has been playing really well too.

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