The Duel

VIDEO: Remembering When Jared Allen Burned Donald Penn for a Sack Right After Brawling

By michael obermuller
Jared Allen and Donald Penn going at it moments before Allen gets the last word.
Jared Allen and Donald Penn going at it moments before Allen gets the last word. / NFL Network, funkydunkleman on YouTube
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For anyone who has ever been in a scuffle, the question you usually get is, "well who got the last word?" Or basically, who came out on top? No one ever asked that question after this brawl between Donald Penn and Jared Allen from 2012, it was obvious.

Sure, Penn gets a few shots in, he even rips Allen's helmet off causing some damage. In the end though, Allen bull-rushes Penn for a key third-down sack on the next play. Actions speak louder than words, and a sack was the mic drop Allen needed to silence the left tackle.

The Minnesota Vikings fans loved every second of it. Even the broadcast team chuckles as Allen brings down Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman while saying, "who didn't know that was going to happen?"

Donald Penn for one, his lack of focus signals that he was still caught up in the moment. Unless an enraged Allen just overpowered him outright. Whatever the reasoning, the edge rusher got the last word, and Penn walked back to the sideline shaking his head.


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Michael Obermuller is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Michael Obermuller also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username king_mizzard. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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