Vikings' defensive end Jared Allen earned a defensive player of the year award earlier this week, but it wasn't the official NFL Defensive Player of the Year award. Allen's competition for that honor is stiff.
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Jared Allen named Sporting News Defensive Player of Year
Another day, another big award for Jared Allen. The Vikings’ defensive end was named the Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year. Allen terrorized NFL quarterbacks this season, piling up a franchise-record 22 sacks.
Suggs beats Allen for AP Defensive Player of the Year award
Vikings defensive end Jared Allen earned 14 of the 50 votes. The Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs had 21 votes to claim the title. Allen had 22 sacks last season to break the team record and came within half a sack of breaking Michael Strahan's league record. The Vikings tied a franchise record with 13 loses.
Jared Allen comes in at No. 13 on NFL Network's 'Top 100 of 2012'
NFL Network's countdown of the top 100 players of 2012, as voted on by the players, listed Vikings defensive end Jared Allen as the 13th best player of last season. Adrian Peterson has yet to make the list, so he's either in the top 10 or completely off the list. He was No. 3 last year.
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