Everson Griffen seeks team record for consecutive games with a sack

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Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen can set the team record with at least one sack in consecutive games. He currently is tied with Jared Allen and Jim Marshall with eight consecutive games with a sack.

Griffen returned to practice Friday from a foot injury, and although the Vikings list him as question, coach Mike Zimmer said Griffen will play.

Although Griffen didn’t talk to the media all week, Allen and Marshall did talk to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press about the defensive end’s accomplishment.

“I think it’s phenomenal,” said Allen, who had his eight straight games with a sack in 2011. “Records are meant to be broken, so I’m rooting for him.”

Griffen has 10 sacks this season, tied for third in the NFL, one behind leader Calais Campbell of Jacksonville.

“I think Everson is having a great year, and that he is a total player,” Marshall said.

15 responses to “Everson Griffen seeks team record for consecutive games with a sack

  1. “I think it’s phenomenal,” said Allen, who had his eight straight games with a sack in 2011. “Records are meant to be broken, so I’m rooting for him.”
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    I always have great respect for people who act like this.

  2. We are going to see what the Vikings are made out of this weekend.
    I hope he sets the record but with a banged up foot it will be tough. If Minnesota beats the Redskins there aren’t many that should question them.
    The lions are also going to prove a tough test! and they and Packers have the 1 and 2 easiest schedule for the rest of the Season and Vikings have the toughest.
    I don’t know how that happened because 2 years ago when they won the NFCN they had the hardest because of that,
    Last year the Packers won it, and still ended up with an easier schedule.. Something STINKS like Limburger Cheese!

  3. If it weren’t for fragility, aaron wishes he were sacked by Griffen this season. Such an honor. But then, aaron isn’t an honorable human being.

  4. kingthielenscourt says:

    I don’t know how that happened because 2 years ago when they won the NFCN they had the hardest because of that,
    Last year the Packers won it, and still ended up with an easier schedule.. Something STINKS like Limburger Cheese!
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    You need to understand that in today’s NFL – each team in the division plays:

    The other teams in the division twice – that 6 games.

    They all division teams play the exact same teams for another 8 games.

    That leaves 2 games – and this is the only difference in the schedules – the 1st place team from our division plays the 1st place team from 2 other divisions. 2nd place plays to 2nd place teams, etc…

    In theory – that means that the #1 team has the toughest schedule.

    But in practice – a #1 from last year could be a last place team this year – just like the Packers… 😀

    Look at the last place Bears from 2016 – they have to play Philadelphia – last year’s cellar dweller that just might be the top team in the NFL this year…

    The Vikings were a third place team last year and have to play the Rams – the Rams and Vikes are both #1’s this year.

    Bottom line – the schedules are nearly identical – there really is no such thing as a soft or hard schedule anymore because there is so much change from year to year.

  5. GenXJ says:
    November 10, 2017 at 7:07 pm
    If it weren’t for fragility, aaron wishes he were sacked by Griffen this season. Such an honor. But then, aaron isn’t an honorable human being.
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    HA!! HA!! what a great Post! So True, his own brother doesn’t like Erin…
    NOW I have to wipe the soda off my laptop cause you made me laugh and spew OUT..
    Question: What does Aaron Rodgers and the Vikings Anthony B. have in Common?
    ANSWER: They both have a Barr on their back Shoulder….

  6. With all the talk about their quarterbacks, their top-4 defense has been relatively very overlooked, at least outside of Viking lands.

  7. Its great that Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Jared Allen all were fourth round draft picks. Griff and Robison could spend their whole careers in purple too. Skol.

    Marshall was also drafted in the fourth round of the 1960 NFL Draft by Cleveland, Only In Cleveland!

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