Allen Sets Vikings Sack Record in Regular Season Finale

By KBJR News 1

Allen Sets Vikings Sack Record in Regular Season Finale

January 2, 2012 Updated Oct 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM CDT

Minneapolis, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen notched 3.5 sacks in the team's loss on Sunday to set a new franchise single season record.

Allen finished the season with 22 sacks, one better than the previous Minnesota record of 21 set by Chris Doleman, and just shy of the NFL-record 22.5 owned by Michael Strahan.

Other than that, there were few highlights Sunday as the Vikings equaled the franchise's worst-ever record at (3-13), set first in 1984.

More than that, rookie quarterback Christian Ponder left the game early with what looked to be a leg injury. That comes one week after Ponder suffered a concussion in the same game running back Adrian Peterson tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee.

With the loss, Minnesota locked up the third selection in this year's NFL Draft, picking behind two-win teams Indianapolis and St. Louis.

Posted by Zach Schneider