By Tyler Radecki
November 02, 2011

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was named the NFC’s defensive player of the month for October, according to Pro Football Talk.

Allen, 29, had eight sacks and two forced fumbles in five games in October and leads the NFL with 12.5 sacks on the season.

According to Pro Football Talk, he’s the first Vikings player to win the monthly award since safety Darren Sharper won it in October 2005.


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