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Jared Allen named NFC's defensive MVP

A panel of sports reporters who cover the NFL named the Vikings lineman the top defensive player in his conference. It caps an epic season for Allen, who became only the third player in league history to record 22 sacks in a year.
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A panel of sports reporters who cover the NFL named the Vikings lineman the top defensive player in his conference. It caps an epic season for Allen, who became only the third player in league history to record 22 sacks in a year.

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