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Chiefs Legend Laments Being Screwed Out of NFL Record

A former Chiefs legend revealed that the NFL screwed him in 2011.
Defensive end Jared Allen made the Pro Bowl five times in his 12 NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers.

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Defensive end Jared Allen made the Pro Bowl five times in his 12 NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers. Usp Nfl Green Bay Packers At Minnesota Vikings S Fbn Usa Mn / Brace Hemmelgarn, USA TODAY Sport
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The Kansas City Chiefs have been atop the NFL world since 2018. They are a dominant force in the NFL, led by Patrick Mahomes and Andy Reid.

Before they were this commanding presence in the league, they still had impactful and effective players on the team. Jared Allen was one of those guys. The Chiefs selected Allen in the fourth round with the 126th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

He developed into a premier EDGE rusher as soon as he stepped foot into the league. From 2004-2007, Allen recorded 43 sacks with the Chiefs and wanted to cash in.

On April 22, 2008, the Chiefs traded Allen to the Minnesota Vikings for a first-round pick and two third-round picks. Shortly after, he inked a six-year, $73.2 million extension.

The Idaho State product continued his exceptional play in Minnesota but recently revealed that the league screwed him out of an NFL record.

Chiefs News: Jared Allen Says NFL Ripped Him Off From Sack Record

Allen was a guest on the 'Up & Adams" show hosted by Kay Adams and talked about the 2011 season. He was closing in on the single-season sack record but for some reason the NFL took away a clear sack.

Allen said, "I had 23 that year. They took a sack from me, Monday Night Football, Aaron Rodgers. They called it a muff on Wednesday. They gave it a team sack versus giving it to me. I'm on the team so I should get at least a half of it."

In the video showcased above, it's clear as day that Allen secured the sack but for whatever reason, the NFL decided it wasn't.

In that 2011 campaign, Allen finished with 22 sacks but should have notched 23, which would have broken Michael Strahan's record of 22.5 that he set in 2001.

Since then, T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers tied Strahan's record of 22.5 sacks in 2021. Former Chiefs great Justin Houston also recorded 22 sacks in 2014.

But looking back at it, Allen should be the single-season leader with 23 but for whatever reason, the NFL didn't count that final one and they should have.

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