The simple answer to the question posed in the title of this blog entry is “Really good.” But let’s take a closer look at Allen’s performance last night against the Green Bay Packers.
Allen harassed Packers QB Aaron Rodgers literally all game, finishing the contest with 4.5 sacks that produced a loss of 19.5 yards. He also had 7 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 5 QB hits and a forced fumble. He was basically wearing Rodgers jersey, and terrorized the left side of Green Bay’s offensive line.
The 4.5-sack performance ranks as the 2nd best in Vikings history, behind only Randy Holloway’s 5.0-sack game against the Atlanta Falcons in 1984.
In addition to all of that, one of Allen’s sacks on the night came in the endzone, when he was able to bring Rodgers down for a safety with 7:25 to play in the game.
All of the numbers say that Allen had a dominant game, and anyone watching would certainly agree. I even heard one anchor on SportsCenter say it might have been one of the best defensive performances on Monday Night Football history. I certainly can’t remember all of the top defensive performances in MNF history, but Allen’s from last night was apparently good enough to warrant at least some consideration.
With all of that said, I thought Vikings QB Brett Favre said it best: “Jared Allen is a beast, man That guy is good by the way.”
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