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Monday, December 16, 2019

Jared Allen appeared to say ‘I’ve never played on a defense this bad in my life’

Jared AllenThe Minnesota Vikings are off to a 1-6 start this season and have allowed a whopping 32.1 points per game, which places them 30th in the NFL. Minnesota is also 30th in total yards allowed with an average of 401.6. The Vikings have been incapable of stopping anyone, and Sunday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers brought more of the same.

The Packers, playing without Randall Cobb and Jermichael Finley, racked up 464 yards of total offense. Aaron Rodgers threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns while Eddie Lacy added 94 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Green Bay was able to beat Minnesota with almost any play call, and Jared Allen appeared to be in awe with how bad his team was playing at one point.

“I’ve never played on a defense this bad in my life.”

You don’t have to be a professional lipreader to determine that Allen said something along those lines while talking to a teammate on the sidelines. The Vikings were a 10-6 playoff team less than a year ago. They ranked 14th in points allowed in 2012. This year, Minnesota is one of the worst teams in football. Their quarterback situation has left little hope, but the defense has done nothing to help. I’m sure Allen’s frustration is felt across the entire locker room.

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