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Allen faces stiff competition for Defensive Player of the Year award

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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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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