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Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson Chasing Illustrious Records

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

The Vikings are 2-12 and there are no playoff implications in their game against the Washington Redskins today, but there is still plenty of reason to watch.

Jared Allen, with 17.5 sacks, ranks 2nd in the NFL and he’s just 3.5 sacks away from tying the Vikings single-season record, which is held by Chris Doleman. If Allen has a big day today, he could also challenge Michael Strahan’s NFL single-season of 22.5 sacks next week against the Chicago Bears.

Adrian Peterson is just 105 yards away from breaking Robert Smith’s team record for career rushing yards. He is also just 68 yards away from notching his 5th straight 1,000-yard rushing season. The Redskins rank 15th in the NFL against the run, giving up 112.0 yards per game on the ground. Today is a good matchup between the Vikings running game – ranked 4th in the NFL – and a talented front 7 in Washington’s 3-4 defensive scheme.


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12 Responses to “Jared Allen, Adrian Peterson Chasing Illustrious Records”

  1. By Deertracks on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Breaking these records would be nice…

    However, what I would like to see is the Train Wreck called the Vikings get back on the tracks…

  2. By Deertracks on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Maybe next year, next Millinum perhaps…

  3. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    What is millinum ? your numb watching the Vikes ?

  4. By Roninmn.. on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    The skins will be skinned alive. go vikes go..

  5. By Rogerthevikefan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Games blacked out so a little angry. What radio station has Vikings football?

  6. By Deertracks on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Viking Joe.. Webster…Millenium: A period of 1000 years.

    Made correction on my spelling before Mike W. outlaws that word with all the others…

  7. By Rogerthevikefan on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Mmmm bacon

  8. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    deertracks, I didn’t understand what you meant, no reason to get uppity, we all spell words incorrectly.

  9. By Bill on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    Only records that matter are WINS!!! And we suck at that record!!!

  10. By Viking Joe on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    I’d be happy to see 8-8 next year, we should have an easy out of division schedule.

  11. By kalishnakov on Dec 24, 2011 | Reply

    AP is done for the year… horrible to watch

  12. By jeff best on Dec 26, 2011 | Reply

    you guys gotta check out this video on you tube its Jared Allen highlights from this year just released and it rocks !!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0iOY8tjw20

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