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Seven weeks into being a father, Jared Allen says he is figuring everything out pretty quick. The defensive lineman is posting one of the best single-season sack totals in history and says being a dad is easier because he is good at everything.
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Seven weeks into being a father, Jared Allen says he is figuring everything out pretty quick. The defensive lineman is posting one of the best single-season sack totals in history and says being a dad is easier because he is good at everything.

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