Despite Vikings' struggles, Allen still fired up
By Dave Campbell
AP Sports Writer
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings were on the wrong end of a blowout against New Orleans, and Jared Allen was on the sideline during the Saints' final possession.
That's not an unusual move to protect the health of a star player in the fourth quarter with the outcome long decided near the end of a lost season, particularly after he was chop-blocked during the previous series by center Brian De La Puente, drawing a penalty.
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