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Jared Allen: NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October

Jared Allen is the heart of our defense.

Jared Allen was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for October based on his continued dominance at right defensive end for the valiant Vikings.

Let’s look at the stats. With the exception of interceptions, Allen is on track to exceed every metric for his position over last year. And look at the sacks: already this season Allen has 1.5 more sacks than he did in all of 2010. Putting his current pace (and 10 game streak with sacks) in perspective, last season, through 16 regular season games, the leader in the NFL was Demarcus Ware – with just 3 more sacks than Allen does right now, with 8 games to go.

Category 2010 Regular Season – 16 Games 2011 Regular Season – 8 Games
Combined Tackles 60 34
… Solo 45 26
… Assists 15 8
Sacks 11 12.5
Safeties 0 0
Passes Defended 8 5
Interceptions 2 1
…TDs 1 0
Forced Fumbles 1 3
Fumbles Recovered 1 3
… TDs 0 0

Jared Allen is having a monster year and is on track to decimate Michael Strahan’s single season sack record. Let’s continue to watch as he works towards that goal.

Skol Jared Allen!

 

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