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Allen looks for record with season sacked

Five-and-a-half sacks in two games is no small feat. But if anyone can do it, it's the oft-mulleted maven of machismo, Jared Allen. The Vikings defensive end sits at 17-1/2 sacks and will need two stellar showings to surpass Michael Strahan's 2001 total.
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Five-and-a-half sacks in two games is no small feat. But if anyone can do it, it's the oft-mulleted maven of machismo, Jared Allen. The Vikings defensive end sits at 17-1/2 sacks and will need two stellar showings to surpass Michael Strahan's 2001 total.

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