Allen just misses roping NFL sack record

All-Pro Jared Allen had a monster day against Chicago, setting a Vikings season record for sacks. One more, and he would have set an NFL record.
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All-Pro Jared Allen had a monster day against Chicago, setting a Vikings season record for sacks. One more, and he would have set an NFL record.

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