The battle of the Jareds at the Metrodome

Oakland's Jared Veldeer says he's looking forward to his match up against Vikings sack master Jared Allen.
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Oakland's Jared Veldeer says he's looking forward to his match up against Vikings sack master Jared Allen.

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