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Jared Allen Update: Allen Gets 21st Sack

The Minnesota Vikings don't have a whole lot to cheer for in the 2011 season, but Jared Allen is giving the home faithful something to get crazy for.

On the first play of the third quarter, Allen dropped Bears' quarterback Josh McCown for a four-yard loss. That sack gave #69 2.5 of them on the game, and a total of 21 for the season. That means that he has now tied former Vikings' legend Chris Doleman for the most sacks in a season by a member of the Minnesota Vikings, a total that is also the third-highest in a season in NFL history.

Speaking of records, Allen is now 1.5 sacks away from tying and 2 away from breaking the NFL single-season of 22.5* set by Michael Strahan of the New York Giants in 2001. With Mike Martz running the offense for Chicago, there are going to be plenty of dropbacks going forward, so Jared Allen is certainly going to have his chance.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.