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Jared Allen Continues Assault On QBs, Record Books

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 24, 2011 – 10:04 am

When we first started discussing Jared Allen’s chances of recording his 100th career sack during the 2011 season, I was thinking it’d be exciting to see it happen in Week 17 against Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears. But with the tear Allen is on now (since Week 9 of 2010, actually), he’s on pace to get his 100th sack by Thanksgiving weekend when the Vikings travel to Atlanta for a contest against Matt Ryan and the Falcons.

Of course it would be a run of historic proportions if Allen gets there by Week 12, but the point remains Allen’s incredible run of QB sacks this season has him on pace to reach the century mark at some point over the next 9 games.

On Sunday Allen sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers twice, giving him 12 sacks against Green Bay for his career – the most he’s had against any team – and also giving him a new Vikings franchise record for consecutive games with at least a .5 sack. Allen’s streak is now at 9 games, and he’s passed the previous record set by Jim Marshall in 1969 and matched by Carl Eller in 1975-76. Perhaps more impressive, dating back to last season Allen now has at least a .5 sack in 15 of his last 16 games.

Allen now has 11.5 sacks for the season, which is tops in the NFL, and he has 94.5 career sacks, which is also tops in the NFL since he entered the League in 2004. Allen now ranks 3rd all-time for sacks in the first eight seasons, with only a pair of Hall of Famers in Reggie White (124.0) and Derrick Thomas (98.0) having recorded more in their first eight seasons.

With just 5.5 sacks to go until 100.0, the countdown is getting closer and closer. The Vikings play at Carolina this Sunday, then they go into their bye week. Coming out of the bye, the Vikings play at Green Bay, vs. Oakland, at Atlanta, vs. Denver, at Detroit, vs. New Orleans, at Washington and vs. Chicago. No matter how you slice it, if Allen gets to 100.0 sacks this season it will likely come against a fairly high-profile passer.

The QB he gets to for #100 isn’t as important as actually getting there, whether it happens in 2011 or at a later time. The bottom line is Allen has been a tremendously important part of this defense, and great part of the Vikings identity since 2008. In fact, since 2008 (when the Vikings acquired Allen via trade) only DeMarcus Ware (52.5) has more sacks than Allen’s 51.5.


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48 Responses to “Jared Allen Continues Assault On QBs, Record Books”

  1. By san jo vike on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Grease ball pekers!!!!Vikes for life!

  2. By san jo vike on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Purple people p-eat-erson’s!!

  3. By GM on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I killed an elk in Jared’s honor yesterday. SKOL VIKES!!!

  4. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    “QUARTERBACK? QUARTERBACK?? I JUST HOPE WE CAN WIN A GAME, ANOTHER GAME.”
    paraphrasing Jim Mora talking about the 2012 draft by the MN Vikings.

    We must not pick a quarterback. Ponder and Webb will both be great given time and an offensive line.

  5. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    1st Round…Center
    2nd Round…DB
    3rd Round…Guard

    or

    1st Round…DB
    2nd Round…Center
    3rd Round…Guard :) :)
    4th DB, WR, or Tackle
    5th DB, WR, or Tackle
    6th WR, or DB
    7th DB or Guard

  6. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    That did not print corrently.

    But something like that. We may also need a Kicker by next year.

  7. By ozzinator on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I cut up a deer in Jared’s honor yesterday. SKOL VIKES!

  8. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @GM,

    That was nice for Jared, but what about the elk? lol

  9. By san jo vike on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I bet you Mcnabb does still have a lot of game left they dont protect em or favre they were to busy tripping over each other! wake up and drink some maxwell!!!!

  10. By GM on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I will honor the elk by feeding my family with it. SKOL VIKES!!!

  11. By GM on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Cut up is next weekend.

  12. By ozzinator on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    GM, where did you get the Elk?

  13. By Parody on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Probly found it in the zoo.

  14. By san jo vike on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Thats weird chilldress and mcnabb x-eagles-pies on the vikings lol convert webb to a reciever bett then the bench!

  15. By san jo vike on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Stick my horns in them cheese holes hahaha!

  16. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Once in awhile someone will say the Vikings need to draft d-linemen.

    That has been about 75% of our drafting philosophy (The drafting of Defensive Linemen). Perhaps we didn’t get a lot of good ones, but we should be set at D-Line for a few years.

    Honey, theys alotta otha pos. we neeeeed mo’.

  17. By Frederick Jones on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    We’ve had a tendency to draft picks where we are already STRONG.

    Tight End, Running Back, Defensive Line, and Quarterback.

    We need to FIX our three weak areas;;;; OFFENSIVE LINE,
    DEFENSIVE BACKS, AND WIDE RECEIVER.

    boring, tiring, monotonous,

    TOO BAD. DRINK MILK…. AND CHOOSE OL, DB, AND WR….

  18. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    “VIKINGS CONTINUE ASSAULT ON SUCK FOR LUCK SWEEPSTAKES”

  19. By GM on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ozz, got the elk here in Montana.

  20. By Matthias on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    My thoughts for the next draft :

    Dre Kirkpatrick, CB top pick
    => take him

    Matt Kalil and Jonathan Martin OT top pick
    => take them

    Kelechi Osemele, OT/G OR Michael Brewster, Center
    => trade back in the late first round for additional 2nd and 4th or 5th pick

    Well the college season just started, so it is kind of early for predictions right now.

    http://walterfootball.com/draft2012WR.php

  21. By Sir Greasy Panda on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Man yesterday when Jared was racking up his sacks I was hoping he would swat the ball out of Rodgers’ hand! As the picture above shows he would BARELY miss it. Could’ve swung the game the other way. But still his sacks did come up big regardless of a fumble or not. In spite of our sorry record there are little side stories that make it fun to watch the games: Ponder playing, AP running for the rushing title, Jared Allen breaking records hopefully beating Strahan’s, and I’m still waiting for Rudolph to make significant contributions

  22. By Twoodsnvikes on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    First Round: Dre Kirkpatrick (CB)
    Second Round: Nate Potter (OT)
    3rd Round: Markelle Martin (S)
    4th round: Best avail OG
    5th round: Best avail DB
    6th Round: best avail DB
    7th round: best avail DB

  23. By Bigfan1 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Jared is an animal and future HOF, Adrian is a beast and the best running back in the league (the Packers sure think so), but both these guys I bet would rather have won the game yesterday than rack up stats.

  24. By Justin F on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Lets hope Jared k ills Cam Newton on Sunday.

  25. By Geiber on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Twoodsnvikes Amen to that! I agree 100%, is Hutchinson’s contract up after this year if so we should offer him a short term contract, hes getting old but he is still one of our strongest linemen.

  26. By Geiber on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Bigfan1 We basically did win the game yesterday WE LOST BY 5POINTS to the best team in the league, are you kidding me with a rookie QB and a terrible OLine (although they did play good yesterday), bad secondary, weak def line, and an injured HArvin/winfield and we lost by 5points! Im taking that as a win and with Ponder starting i’d say Chicago and Detroit better watch out The Vikings are coming baby!

  27. By Geiber on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    God Jared Allen is such freakin amazing! Ted and Leslie give Toby Gerhart the ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GIVE HIM THE BALL! LET HIM DO SOMETHING FOR ONCE!

  28. By Geiber on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    LESLIE AND TED GIVE TOBY GERHART THE BALL!!!!!!!!! LET HIM DO SOME WORK SO THE MN FAN BASE CAN SEE WHY WE NEED TO KEEP HIM!

  29. By Geiber on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Oops i meant Bill ha ha, Nascar interfered with my thinking (Ted Musgrave is a Nascar Truck Series Driver)

  30. By coach cal on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    We need to pick up a solid proven corner, then build reciever and line help through the draft. We ( the Vikings) have missed on virtually every db we have tried to draft but on the other hand have gotten better results from o line and reciever the first couple rounds of a draft when taking one. This problem in the secondary could be solved if we get a shut down corner through free agency and put Winfield at safety. Job desciption is taylor made for winfields play (sure tackler,dependable and rarely caught out of position.) I hope Sherrels gets more involved in the secondary aswel. He has the drive and worked his but off from where he was two years ago. He is a ball hawk and seems like a good canidate to work along side Winfield at the other safety position.

  31. By GM on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Vote for Ponder for play of the week

    http://www.nfl.com/voting/name-the-play/2011/REG/7?module=HP11_content_stream

  32. By Parody on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

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  37. By vikeman56 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    1st round: WR

    2nd round: DB or Lineman

    3rd round: DB or Lineman

    4th round: Lineman

    5th round: Lineman

    6th round: Lineman, WR, or DB

    7th round: Lineman, WR, or DB

  38. By packers rule on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Must be horrible to consider a loss of 5 points a WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I guess when you are a pathetic viking fan with washed up QBs you gotta look for some sliver of a silver lining. And by the way you don’t get points for sacks in case you are confused by that.Doesn’t matter if they get 12 sacks if they can’t score points then the they still SUCK!!!!!!!

  39. By Puckertrucker on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Guys:

    I just discovered what we need and just the MAN to get the JOB DONE. Picture this Head Coach CHIP KELLY from the Oregon Ducks for the last few years he has drafted great recievers, running backs, and O-line and D-line Players it would be great if MR. Wilf could hire CHIP KELLY or Maybe his Predisesser MIKE Bilotti as our new coach what say you guys?

  40. By jp on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @packers rule

    it must be horrible being unable to do simple arithmetic.- but we expect nothing else from a cheese head…cheese= no brains!

  41. By vikings4life on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    1st round next year we need a true #1 receiver take pressure of percy and Ap and give another crucial young core with ponder rudolph percy adrian on offense if not a WR then OT
    2nd round another OL hopefully a guard
    3rd round DB or WR if not in the 1st
    4th DL more specific DT
    5th CB
    6th OT
    7th OLB

  42. By Cheeseheads Unite on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Jp’s moms house gettin’ some!!

    You don’t need brains when talking to a vikings fan. Besides, how smart do you have to be to root for the vikings anyway?? I’m sure you all have some form of learning disability cause ya haven’t learned yet that your team really sucks. :-(

  43. By Cheeseheads Unite on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    PuckerTrucker. Cause his butt’s Puckered from the Trucker who picked him up. :-o

  44. By Cheeseheads Unite on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    I think Geiber just goobered for Allen. Such freakin’ amazing!!

  45. By Justin F on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Classless Packer fans trolling a rival message board. Must be proud of yourselves.

  46. By kaleb on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    h

  47. By VikesOwn on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    dude u got it all wrong they NEED to draft cornerbacks our corner backs suck they need to mostly draft all defence like corners an saftys the dline is good and then some WD round 1: corner back round 2:cornerback round 3:safty

  48. By Erik the Red on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Packers aren’t going to the superbowl, so while the Packers are busy losing in the playoffs, the Vikings will have a decent draft pick. Peterson ran all over their defense, and if the Vikings didnt have 2 key defensive backs out, and if harvin hadn’t come out of the game, Vikings would have won. Packers should have beatin the Vikings by more, but did they? nope.

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