Can Jared Allen Record His 100th Career Sack In 2011?

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 5, 2011 – 8:20 am

Through the first 7 games of the 2010 season, it looked like Vikings DE Jared Allen was at least a couple seasons away from reaching the impressive career milestone of 100.0 sacks. After consecutive seasons of 14.5 sacks in 2008 and 2009 to give him 72.0 for his career, Allen had just 1.0 midway through the 2010 campaign.

But then Allen went on a complete rampage. And he’s still going. Allen registered at least a .5 sack in 8 of the last 9 games of 2010, and he’s done the same in all 4 games of the 2011 season. His streak of games with at least a .5 sacks is at 6 now, and the franchise record is 8 (held by Jim Marshall and Carl Eller).

Allen began his career in Kansas City, spending 4 seasons there and accumulating 43.0 sacks. Then the Vikings acquired him via trade, and he’s come through in a huge way by tallying 46.5 regular season sacks in 3+ seasons, including 6.5 this season. So in total, Allen has recorded 89.5 career sacks in the regular season. When you add in his postseason sacks, Allen is at 92.5 for his career.

When Allen is recognized for recording his 100th career sack, it’ll be for his 100.0 career regular season sacks. Why they don’t include postseason sacks is a little confusing, but they don’t. That means Allen is officially 10.5 sacks away from 100.0 for his career, but technically he’s 7.5 away from 100.0 (if you include his 3.0 postseason sacks).

If Allen gets his 100th career (regular season) sack in 2011, it’ll be his 17th sack of the season, which would be a career high. But it’s not out of the question that Allen could record his career high in sacks this season, especially when you consider that’s he had 4.5 sacks through the first 4 games of the season just one other time in his career (2009).

Going back to the question…can Allen get his 100th career sack this season? He’s officially 10.5 away, with 12 games to go. Keep in mind the Vikings have 6 home games remaining, he’s on the best early-season pace of his career and he had the best training camp of any Vikings player. Also, I’ll throw in another factor: Allen has 5.5 sacks against Arizona in his career, which the most he has against any non-NFC North team.

What do you think Vikings fans? Will Allen get to 100 this year? I think he will, and I think it’ll come in the final week of the regular season against Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears.

Let us know what you think by leaving your thoughts in the comments section below this entry…

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101 Responses to “Can Jared Allen Record His 100th Career Sack In 2011?”

  1. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    At this rate I think he can… we’ll be 0-15 by then but at least he’ll have some nice stats

  2. By Zack on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    yes he will. complete beast and is on a tear like you stated. I love jared he brings a tough demeanor to the team he deserves it!

  3. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Now 30th in power rankings, aka 3rd in the suck for luck sweepstakes!

  4. By aaron rogers on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    we can all see that the vikings are having another very bad year. That is part of being in the nfl – bad years between good years.

    What I want to know is this: Why do the vikings suck so much at life?

    Why would LA want this terrible excuse for a football team?

  5. By GM on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I think #69 certainly could as long as the lack of offense doesn’t suck the spark out of him.

  6. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    LOLz green bay gets spanked by us for the past decade and when we finally have a down year they have to jump on our forums, hilarious

  7. By Dirty Nasty Legs on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    As long as McNabb and Berrian keep starting, the defense will be on the field most of the game so he will have plenty of opportunity to rack up sacks.

  8. By KJ on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Only 3rd in the Suck for Luck standings??? That’s an outrage! We want number 1!

    As long as we keep Donny McWorthless as QB we’ll get that No. 1 Standing! Go Donnie!

  9. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    At least other people in the real world other than us “annoying fans” can see he’s terrible

  10. By torinmadry on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    yes it will be before week 12

  11. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    @Vikes Fan Forever,

    I just watched the sports channels again for the 1st time in almost a month.


    They want you to watch the show. They are not going to talk about Offensive Linemen or even Defensive Linemen.

    Why??? Because we enjoy watching the wide receivers, quarterbacks, and running backs.

    We enjoy hearing about the ALL POWERFUL COACHES.

    Brett Favre said it well in 2009-2010 when he said, “I usually have
    a great statistical day when my team wins.”

    That is why FOOTBALL is one of the greatest team sports of all time.
    IT TAKES A TEAM ! ! ! lol forever.

    McNabb is not the greatest QB in the NFL.

    We hope him to be in the top 15. Seriously.

    The receivers are not getting open.
    The offensive line is not blocking well consistently.
    McNabb is not making the good throws when he does have time.

    The defensive backs are not covering people consistently
    which causes the defensive line to look bad at times.
    :) :) :) :)

  12. By Mike B on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jerad Allen can make the 10.5 sacks by the end of the season. He’s a leader and loud voice to get this team on track. He’s going to make sure he holds his end on this. Good Article Mike W. Goo Vikings.

  13. By aaron rogers on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply


    So you think last year was a GREAT ONE!

    But getting back to my original questions, WHY DO THE VIKINGS SUCK SO MUCH AT LIFE?

  14. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Did you know the original name of the Packers was the Green Bay Meat Packers? ’nuff said

  15. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    My question is when will you learn how to spell Rodgers?

  16. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    And if you think sports is life you’re on the wrong planet my smelly cheesy friend, ohhh!! you probably life in Wisconsin, sorry! my mistake.

  17. By Jeffbleedspurple on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    And I think Allen can get 100 sacks this year, I would like to see all 10.5 of those come against the Packers.

  18. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    There’s a reason they call him Jared Dodger

  19. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes will beat the Packers. You heard it hear first.

  20. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb looks like he is getting the rust off– some strong improvement last week– he will be the hall of famer he is for the rest of the season.

  21. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Allen will reach 104 sacks this year.

  22. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    **** heard it HERE Titus

  23. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Coach just announced NO starter changes this week…. so automatic loss I guess, must be the Luck strategy, not a bad strategy one year of futility for 20 years of championship football I guess I’m game

  24. By Thai on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen will get 100 sacks this year. And mcnabb seems to be heavily in favor for it. He’s is doing everything he can to help Jared reach his goal by keeping the offense off the field. It’s really a team effort.

  25. By VIKEFAN52 on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Andrew Luck! Andrew Luck!

  26. By Mike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a Vikings fan for life and honestly after falling to KC who lost their best playersdue to injury this season I’m beginning to lose all hope for the remainder of the season. Jared Allen should be able to get 10.5 sacks or more as long as our offense keep going 3 and out like they been doing and I wouldn’t be surprised if he returns a few and get some int’s to.I remember last season how long it took to solve a problem getting rid of childress we waited till tue season was lost I wouldn’t be surprised if we do the same thing with Mcnabb this year and throw Ponder out their after the other players give up on the season leaving him with nobody motivated to play, that’s just how it is being a Vikings fan nothing is predictable other than their play calling.

  27. By Mike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I have a question for Vikings fans. If we do end up with the 1st overall pick would you trade it for more and ride with Ponder, or would you draft Luck???

    This will be my monday morning mail bag question so don’t use it.

  28. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    You get Luck hands down no question, Ponder is good and will do well but Luck is going to be an amazing NFL QB, but as I mentioned previously, what the Vikings WILL do is trade it away for more pics so they can pick up about 9 more DE/DT and LB since we don’t need them in very typical fashion

  29. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    This front office and these coaches have the same problem yr in and yr out..PRIDE!!! they cant admit to being wrong, so they wait until its too late to make appropriate decisions. signs of a bad business. There’s nobody in place to make the tough decisions for the betterment of the team

  30. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Why am I even on this site?..Its a waste of time. Nobody listens to the “dumb, annoying fans”

  31. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    They should smart playing Ponder NOW so he can show some value before the draft. Take Luck and hopefully get a#12 or higher for Ponder, use that pick (and more) to protect Luck. Get some decent defensive players in F/A…. And start winning!

  32. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    *** start, not smart.

  33. By Tom on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I think Allen will record his 100th career sack this year. He gets to face Aaron Rodgers twice still and has recorded a career 9.5 sacks against him alone.

  34. By Justin F on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply




    repeat 20x

  35. By 3DONTHERADIO on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    @ aaron rogers – Your Mom is calling ! Time to get off her computer and take your nap.

  36. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jared will have 4 sacks on Sunday.

  37. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is doing a good job– he knows what he is doing.

  38. By Titus on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb had some incredible throws on Sunday– I believe he is finding his myths and entering the zone. The end zone, baby. I am behind the team– believing for a winning streak starting Sunday– GO VIKES!




  39. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Not saying that Ponder will be great or even good, but we know one thing by now..McNabb isn’t going to take us there. There is no way he can help this organization at all anymore by playing. So, let’s see what Ponder can do and decide whether we will get Andrew Luck now

  40. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I also think Frazier is doing a good job, the coordinators are a different story tho.

  41. By VA Vike Fan on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I hope McNabb proves me wrong..I really do

  42. By TheRealDon on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    VA Vike Fan..You think Frazier is doing a good job at what might i ask….

  43. By TheRealDon on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sorry you guys but i hated the pick up of McWashed up before it happened and I’m standing by that..

  44. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Web, Ponder, Web, Ponder, any of the two over Mc-Loser any day.

    12 games to the Vikings move. How fun this is, and away we go.

  45. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen, probably the best NFL player on the Vikings team, I wonder if he could play QB, or for maybe the entire O-Line, the turn around and play for the entire D-Line. I say he will get his record in the next few games. Of course he will need help from AP.

  46. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen, and AP are the MN Vikings.

  47. By Alex on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Rodeo Jared Allen=One of the few players on this team who knows how to do it right.

  48. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Coaches, please let us fans see if Ponder or Web, maybe both can join the list of true Vikings NFL players. Fire all players and coaches that refuse to or cannot step up and do their jobs now!!!!!!

  49. By Tfunk on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Come on ziggy, this is even more painful than the childress era….play ponder or webb to see what we got…get rid of studwell and spielman and find some folks who can build this team through the draft…time for a fire sale…

  50. By TheRealDon on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I want to see Rudolph more..

  51. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    12 games to go before the Vikings move, and away we go; are we not having fun yet. With Mc-Loser I see a 0-16 season and maybe a move out of state. With Web, or Ponder maybe a 10-6 season and a new stadium in MN.

  52. By Webb on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    If I was the coach, webb would be the starter.

  53. By Webb on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Harvin would be the 3rd situational back, I would put harvin in 97 percent of the game.

  54. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Sunday- AZ Cardenals 21 the Minnesota Vikings 17, and coach say tuff loss but I am proud of how hard our guys played, no need to change QB’s because it is the rest of the team need to inprove. Then taides Ponder for some draft picks for the LA Vikings.

    News Flash MN Vikings coach cought in undercover stin in game fixing details to follow, just kidding.

  55. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    I do hope MN will wake up and smell the roses! This season is on the verge of becoming a joke, with the coaches’ heads up their collective a-s-s and the state willing to let the Vikings go the way of the North Stars and Lakers. Maybe I will have to become an AZ Cardinals fan after this year, being in NM I would be able to afford the games in person.

  56. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Later one and all, have a great day and here is hope for a MN Vikings win some day.

  57. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    there’s a “NEW” Mexico?

  58. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry for the spelling errors, was a late night.

  59. By vikes339 on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Titus I have read enough of your posts to officially call you an idiot.

  60. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Yes there is, but you could not tell by all the un-doc-u-men-ted personal at work around here. We are being invaded and no one cares. The Dem-o-crats need voters and the Re-pub-li-cans need workers who will live on s-l-a-v-e labor wages. Are we having fun yet?

  61. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings, Hope is fading fast. When will we see a win?

  62. By DRS on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Until then, have a great day.

  63. By Rocksalt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    They can afford to live on s-l-a-v-e labor charges cuz they have familys of 12 sharing a studio apartment and not payin taxes!

  64. By Viking Joe on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    For you packer fans stay off our blog, you have the tenacity to say we stink, well you guys stunk for the better part of 20 years, and the Vikings never had long stretches of losing seasons. Also if Rodgers goes down so does your season, who’s going to carry you your terrible pass defense, and Matthews you haven’t done anything this year, so stop thinking your Sampson, your CB’s are terrible !!!!

  65. By OC viking on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Move to LA

  66. By OC viking on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    We would be Luck y in LA

  67. By Tfunk on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    come on ziggy, this is the second straight year of sucking hard…play ponder or webb…get us a secondary that can play…make singletary the coach… 0-4 = no playoffs…we cant get any worse…i’m a huge fan ziggy and i feel for you on this stadium thing….but please ease the misery here…i can throw the ball at someones feet for 5 million…ill do it for 4….

  68. By Rocksalt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    HEY LOSER Using my name………..really..too stupid to think up your own name?

  69. By Rocksalt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Probably a tea bag looney……….go vote for Bachman you loser

  70. By teamkillin on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    You kids still believe the Vikings are actually going to LA? I didn’t know kindergarteners could use the internet now…

  71. By Viking Joe on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Hey real Rocksalt, let’s find the fake and stake ‘em !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. By ozzinator on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Hey careful there saltlicker. Don’t stick the imposter with us proud teapartiers.
    Go contribute more of your hard earned money to state income tax and be happy for once!
    Go vote for Keith Ellison ya bleeding heart wacko.

  73. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply


  74. By VegasVike on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Shawn don’t do that Bro, your long blogs cut me off for the night. I agree we need to dump Berrian but you dumped me in the process :o(

  75. By hippster on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    my thoughts exactly ozzinator saltlickers way out of line good Americans will take this country back

  76. By ozzinator on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    cheers hippy

  77. By Rocksalt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Bachman is insane

  78. By paul on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    When the time comes for a change at QB. who gets the first shot Ponder or Webb?

  79. By Jacob on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    i have a question, why on EARTH does Frazier not evaluate ponder??!!! i understand he likes McNabb but if ponder stinks it up, we go 0-16 and we get luck if he does well, we don’t need luck and don’t have to risk a “ryan leif” bust. (remember, success in college can be very different from the nfl so don’t get too hyped up on him.)

  80. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply


    You mentioned the Childress era. lol forever.

  81. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply


    Childress had to be fired or the MN fans would have strung up the Wilfs !

  82. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Childress was doing a great job up until he, or someone else picked up Moss.


  83. By Rocksalt on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    ok rocksalt, cuz i bet ur real name is g@ylord. dont have to complain about nobody stealin that from ya cuz nobody elses parents be dumb enough to give it to their kids so you think you own this name too. You should start to get to know some johns and matts and mikes. Then you wont have so much to b!tch about.

  84. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    It is :) possible :) that Frazier and Singletary are doing a fantastic job instilling the right ATTITUDE in the TEAM.

    Please be patient with them in this process.

  85. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    “Can’t work with ‘em, won’t work with ‘em.
    Mike Singletary talking about players who are not winners.

  86. By Frederick Jones on Oct 5, 2011 | Reply

    Marcus Sherels tries to find a referee to hand the ball to after he carries the ball.

    Why can’t we all?

  87. By vlad19 on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    This piece is eerily similar to the Twins and their Jim Thome #600 watch…. a distraction for the fans of a bad team…. don’t watch the bad football, watch all this “happy football”…… Next thing you will see is player bio pieces and “get to know” Vikings blather. Then it is going to be marketing 101 stuff to keep the fan’s interest….. saw it all year oout of Twins. I HATE seeing this kind of piece so soon.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see pieces like “Vikings D, #1 in the league, 2 shut-outs in 4 games and a Super Bowl hopeful now looking like the favorite.”

    OR, Donovan McNabb has his third 400 yd game, tossing 5 TD’s and running for one in their route of the Chiefs – Donovan is on pace to throw 6 TDs this season, and Adrian Peterson is on a record pace of 2,300 ud season.

    OR: The ofenisve line has NOT given up a sack in 4 games so far. An impenatrable front, these five studs have stonewalled some of the best defenses in the league….

    Nope, instead we are going to have bobbleheads of Toby Gearhart in week 8!

  88. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    hey there fozzinator who you calling hippy ? IM A PROUD AMERICAN all you hippies, beatnics and low lives are marching on wall street, blaming every thing but themselfs, instead of looking for job, by the way is’nt MINN a hand out state how many of you are on foodstamps? whats your unemployment rate ? how many of you work for a union?unions don’t work for you. keep your hope and change to yourself

  89. By ozzinator on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    No offense hippster, just shortened your name.
    Love your comment!
    All very true…….

  90. By DuaneN on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    LOL at defending wall street.

    I see you can spell food stamps and unemployment correctly. I wonder why.

  91. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    no offence taken ozzinator sorry for the rant .I just

    hate to see America become so dependent

  92. By hippster on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    PS DuaneN thanks for being the spelling police on this site hope you got your check in the mail

  93. By JT on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    Kudos to JA. He is a great player.

    Still starting McNabb. Why? Even if the team wins this week, why? Season is a wash.

  94. By SML on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    I can’t believe all of the fans on here who are constantly chanting for Andrew Luck… I’ve been a Vikings fan my entire life and I bleed purple. What you people have to understand is that 1 player is not going to fix all the problems we have. Especially a guy who played well in college… as we have seen, that doesn’t always transfer to the NFL. I’m not McNabb’s greatest fan but no quarterback will survive in Minnesota if we can’t give him protection.

    I truly believe that AD needs to get the ball more because he consistently rushes for 100 yards when he sees at least 25 touches. I think that Devin is a better option than Berrian because he has better hands and runs better routes,and if we can get AD his touches those big plays will be there and it will in turn open up more holes for him so we’ll see his average yards hopefully increase to 150. The Vikings woes stem from the offense as a whole and aside from some inconsistent play by our DB’s, the defense is dominant. But they struggle when their playing for 20 mins in the second half. No more 3 and outs and AD will carry us to victory each and every week.

  95. By lavonboy69 on Oct 6, 2011 | Reply

    i agreed that ad needs tha ball more take what tha defense gives

  96. By HockeyMinny on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    Hey offense, Score more points and you won’t have to worry about D carrying the load

  97. By HockeyMinny on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    If the Lions and Pack both win this weekend, you can start polishing up the golf clubs

  98. By hippster on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    anyone doing any fishing?

  99. By mikebrown on Oct 7, 2011 | Reply

    the vikings are….fishing for luck that is!!!!!!

  100. By monty on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    Wow! I’ve pretty much don’t know what to say anymore about this team. where would you start? I guess I would say strait out that this coaching staff and its ability to judge true talent is the worst i’ve ever seen. McNabb has absoutely no business being on the football field anymore. He was once a very talented player but that was a few years ago. What should have gone down this year was really? Joe Webb should have started this year, just based on the preseason alone. He is much more agile and nimble, his arm is live and his desire to win, he’s a hungry player flat out. to bad we cant go back in time, cause I bet you there is know way this team would be 0 and 4 had he been playing. I like the kid Ponder he also has some real heart. But like was saying earlier, nobody is home when it comes to recognizing what would be best for the team. To much politics! I mean for real, why on earth would not be putting that Calib King kid on the field? Then you release him HUH?! another hungry hard working player, out the door. It’s really so sad to see a team that has talent, dorsn’t even know it, and doesn’t know what to go when they have it. I grew up in the Mino, my step father god rest his played for the Gophers, and was good friends with Carl Eller. I was at the Hall of Fame induction with my son when Eller went in. I guess what I’m trying to say is that being a Vikings fan has been extremely rough over the past thirty some years. In the eighties we drafted Darren Nelson above Marcus Allen( love Darren was always nice to me and my family, so no disrespect is intended. hadn’t seen him in probly 16 17 years and he still recognized me and asked about my mother,when i ran into him at the Hall of Fame.), dont really know what were thinking then? Then there was the Herchel Walker destruction! wouldn’t really call it a deal, because i was flat out one of the most rediculous moves in the history of the game! I mean seriously historicaly speaking are record as a team has been well, above average. But I could go on and on about were this team has gone wrong. We need fire! We lack passion. We need someone to think right for a change. Who? Wish I could answer that? Maybe Mean Joe Green. But it needs to happen soon! Good luck tomorrow, hope Jared Allen can get his 100th sack, he deserves it, he’s one of the hungry one’s. much love, peace.

  101. By LasyFerg78 on Oct 9, 2011 | Reply

    He’s already a wild man when he gets a sack! I’m looking forward to him reaching this milestone this year!

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