Congratulations To Jared Allen On Career Sack #100

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 12, 2011 – 5:11 am

Congratulations go out to Vikings DE Jared Allen on reaching an incredible career milestone. With another 3.0-sack effort on Sunday (the 4th time he’s had 3+ sacks in a game), Allen reached and surpassed the 100.0-sack plateau; he now has 100.5 for his career.

Allen got to Lions QB Matthew Stafford 3 times, with each one coming in the 1st half. The Vikings tallied 4 sacks total in the 1st half, with DT Kevin Williams claiming the other sack, and for the game Stafford was tackled behind the line of scrimmage 5 times. Allen now leads the NFL with 17.5 sacks this season.

Here’s a career highlight video of Allen as a Viking.

Since the Vikings acquired Allen via trade before the 2008 season, the fun-loving and fan-favorite DE has tallied season sack totals of 14.5, 14.5, 11.0 and now 17.5; he’s also had 3.0 sacks in the playoffs as a Viking. If Allen leads the Vikings in sacks this season, which he undoubtedly will, it will mark the first time since John Randle (1997-2000) that a player led the Vikings in sacks for 4 straight seasons. Allen is also the first Vikings defender in team history to notch 14.5 sacks or more in 3 separate seasons.

There are so many other superlatives to point out regarding Allen’s career with the Vikings, including the fact that only Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware (61.5) has more sacks in the NFL since Allen arrived in Minnesota (57.5) and the fact that no one – including Ware – has more sacks than Allen since he entered the NFL in 2004 (100.5). It’s also impressive to note that Allen tied the NFL record for safeties in a career with 4 earlier this season.

Anyway, we could on and on about Allen and his excellence on the field. But we’ll stop for now. Congratulations Jared! Keep it up.

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15 Responses to “Congratulations To Jared Allen On Career Sack #100”

  1. By purplehaze1 on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    that man personifies what fans want from their team’s players…total effort no matter what the record…best move the Vike’s ever made…GO JA…GO VIKES!!!

  2. By Bill on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Sacks are the most over-rated stat!! Wins are what counts.

  3. By Billy on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    I think that Jared Allens sacks are much more impresive that Wares of Dallas. The O line knows where he is going to line up on every snap and can game plane for him, Where as Were lines up all over the place to take advantage of a weakness on the O line. Alo Jareds tackles and fumble recovers are way more than Wares as a complete player.

  4. By Mike Wobschall on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Great point by Billy about defenses knowing where Allen is going to line up and they still haven’t been able to slow him. Ware is a great player, that is for sure. But he is a guy who lines up in various spots and it’s harder to prepare for him, or at least it’s harder to know where he’s going to line up ahead of time. With Jared it’s pretty straight forward, yet he continues to win his matchups. Great point, Billy.

  5. By Mike J on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    This is what hard work gets you for all of our other players who show no effort. I think Allen needs to be the type of vocal leader Ray Lewis is for the Ravens. I’ve watched games where Lewis screams and luck players off the field for their lack of effort since our coaches won’t do their job I vote for Allen as our on field coach he’s our most consistent player. All in all we lack real leadership AP needs to step up and be a real leader scream on the O line for not blocking our O line really miss the leadership Matt Birk provided we been bad since he left, receivers need Percy to step up and be a vocal leader and we also need another top receiver its obvious. Our secondary doesn’t have a leader and I don’t see anyone worthy enough to be leading any one its time to rebuild back their and their will ne options this offseason. As far as coaches we need a real HC, OC, DC, STC, DBC, everything C we need a makeover from top to bottomstarting with Spielmen.

  6. By James on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Its not the players falt, because we have the best. I think it’s caoching because remember that time when he threw for Td but didnt make and we lost? we should have ran forward.

  7. By hippster on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    best player on the team …..they should pay him to coach def

  8. By Armysig on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Good for you Jared! This has been one of the few bright spots on the team this year. Since week 6 I stoped watching the team for wins, and started to watch the players and what they’re doing. It’s nice to see Jared give 110%, he seems to be one of the few players that play the game, and not be there just for a fat paycheck. I know it’s a long shot, but go for the NFL season record!

  9. By GM on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats Jared!! Keep on hunting them QB’s.

  10. By Ted Brown 23 on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    Good job stud!!!!

  11. By Erik the Red on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    It’s great having at least something to watch during this awful season, hopefully Jared can keep it up! #2 draft pick, lets gooooo.

  12. By VikesFan on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    jared allen is a beast. i hear that he gets lock up in a cage before the game…lol. man vikings almost won that game. joe webb played good.

  13. By Bigfan1 on Dec 12, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings have been fortunate to have defensive players that set the mark, now we have Jared Allen (future HOF), before him was John Randle (HOF). Congrats to Jared the animal.

  14. By Isaac on Dec 14, 2011 | Reply

    Jared Allen is a Beast. Do the Darn thing man. You are the Man!

  15. By vikingfan4life on Dec 16, 2011 | Reply

    I remember the days of the ” Purple People Eaters ” with Alan Page and Carl Eller but Jared Allen is THE BEST pass rusher we have ever had. Great job JA ! Keep up the good work !

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