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Allen breaks team sack record, eyes NFL mark

Posted on: January 1, 2012 2:59 pm
Edited on: January 1, 2012 3:08 pm
 
Allen is one of the few bright spots in Minnesota this time of year. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

As a team, the Vikings might not have much to play for in the regular-season finale, but there are still individual honors to be attained. Defensive end Jared Allen entered the Week 17 matchup against the Bears needing four sacks to break Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5, and 2.5 to tie Minnesota's team record of 21 held by Chris Doleman.

By the third quarter, Allen had taken down Bears quarterback Josh McCown … 3.5 times, which means he broke the team record and is just a half-sack away from tying Strahan's mark set in January 2002.

Sadly, there are no Brett Favre's on the field to facilitate things for Allen Sunday.

Not that it matters, but the Bears lead the Vikings, 14-13 in the third quarter.


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