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Jared Allen

Jared Allen - #69 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 270 lbs.
Birthday 04/03/1982
Birthplace Los Gatos, CA
College Idaho State
Years played 10
Drafted 2004, 4th round, 30th pick by Chiefs

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
46 1 0

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Vikings in, Bears left out

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 12:55 p.m. ET
The Vikings earned a rematch with Green Bay in the wild-card playoffs but the Bears have nothing to show for 10 regular-season wins.

Week 17 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Alfred Morris, Everson Griffen and Darius Reynaud as its Players of the Week.

Peterson misses record, but leads Vikings to playoffs

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 8:12 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson came within 9 yards of Eric Dickerson's rushing record, finishing with 199 yards and powering the Vikings into the playoffs, 37-34 over Green Bay.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Russell Wilson, Geno Atkins and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers roll, Vikes control fate

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Packers might have wrapped up the North, but the Vikings' win Sunday means they control their fate in Week 17.

Redskins-Cowboys flexed to prime time in Week 17

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 11:13 p.m. ET
The Week 17 game between the Redskins and Cowboys for the NFC East title has been flex into the primetime slot.

Vikings upset Texans 23-6

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw a touchdown pass, Toby Gerhart added a score and Blair Walsh kicked three field goals in the Vikings' win over the Texans.

Vikings figure to look different at receiver

Posted Dec. 19, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
After this season, the receiver position is set to undergo a facelift in Minnesota, with Percy Harvin's return still to be determined.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Peterson, Watt make MVP cases, rally contenders

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In what might be one of the few true head-to-head battles for MVP either Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt might have the chance to earn the award in Week 16.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Peterson runs for 212, Vikings top Rams

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson ran for a season-best 212 yards, and the Vikings spoiled the Rams' home finale Sunday with a 36-22 win.

Vikings defense taking strides toward improving

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
The Vikings' defense isn't great statistically, but it's making plays when it needs to more consistently than last season.

Key matchup: Vikings D-line vs. Rams O-line

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Here's a look at the key matchup in St. Louis with the Vikings and Rams both in serious need of a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 27, 2012
Allen returned to practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday.||||||| The Minnesota Vikings defensive end had missed the previous practices because of an illness.
Posted Dec. 05, 2012
Allen's back has caused him some discomfort over the last week. He also confirmed after last Sunday's game he's been playing with a torn labrum in one of his shoulders but downplayed any negative effect that has had on his performance.||||||| Allen was on the field with the team at the end of Wednesday's practice, but he didn't participate. Frazier said the injury is not to the extent it would keep him out of this week's game, however.
Posted Nov. 28, 2012
Allen has been fined $21,000 for a hit on Chicago Bears guard Lance Louis on Sunday.||||||| A person with knowledge of the fine tells The Associated Press that it was levied Wednesday, three days after he knocked Louis out for the season with a hit that injured Louis' left knee. The person requested anonymity because the league has not announced the fine.
Posted Oct. 18, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings held Allen and Adrian Peterson out of practice Thursday as a precaution because of minor injuries, but expect to have both available against Arizona on Sunday.||||||| Allen is bothered by a groin injury. He is still looking for his first multi-sack game of the season after falling half a sack short of the single-season record last season.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Allen had 3 1/2 sacks in Sunday's 17-13 loss to Chicago.||||||| Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, behind Michael Strahan's mark of 22 1/2 for the New York Giants in 2001.

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