Jared Allen will not be denied, ladies and gentlemen.
With five and a half minutes left in the third quarter at the Metrodome, Jared Allen got to Bears' quarterback Josh McCown again on a 3rd-and-14 play for a six-yard loss. The play gives him 22 sacks on the season, giving him sole possession of the Minnesota Vikings' single-season record that had been held by Chris Doleman (who is in attendance today at the Metrodome and applauded when Allen got the record).
So, with 19:46 of game time remaining against a Mike Martz-led offense, Jared Allen is just .5 sacks away from tying the single-season NFL record held by Michael Strahan, and 1 sack away from taking it for his very own.
Of course, if you don't count quarterbacks taking dives for their friends, Allen might already have the single-season record, but that's another debate for another time.
The Vikings still train the Bears, however, by a score of 14-13 with a little less than five minutes remaining in the third quarter.