The overall team effort has not produced desireable results in 2011, but we can’t point to DE Jared Allen as the reason why. He’s on an absolute tear right now and it continued last night at Soldier Field against QB Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears.
On the fourth play of Chicago’s first series of the 3rd quarter, Allen got to Cutler, sacked him, stripped the ball and then recovered the fumble. It marked the 8th consecutive game that Allen recorded a sack, which ties a team record that was set by Jim Marshall in 1969 and then matched by Carl Eller in 1975-76. He now also has a sack in 14 of his last 15 games.
Allen now has 9.5 sacks for the season, which is tops in the NFL, and he has 92.5 career sacks. For the last few weeks I’ve been mentioning that Allen is approaching his 100th career sack, and it’s something we’ll dicuss here on the vikings.com Blog in the next day or so. In what has become a dim season, he’s one of the bright spots and his pursuit of 100.0 career sacks is worth our attention.
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