Jared Allen earns Pro Bowl selection

Defensive end Jared Allen has been named to his fourth career Pro Bowl. Allen leads the NFL with 18.5-sacks -- a career best -- and he's only three-sacks shy of a Vikings' single-season record. Allen's 101.5-sacks is most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2004. No other Vikings were named to the Pro Bowl.
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Defensive end Jared Allen has been named to his fourth career Pro Bowl. Allen leads the NFL with 18.5-sacks -- a career best -- and he's only three-sacks shy of a Vikings' single-season record. Allen's 101.5-sacks is most in the NFL since he entered the league in 2004. No other Vikings were named to the Pro Bowl.

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