Patriots, 49ers send eight to Pro Bowl
Published 12/28/2011, The Associated Press
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen has been named to his fourth Pro Bowl, but he’s the only member of the team making the trip this year as a player. Allen has a career-best 18.5 sacks and is three sacks away from setting a franchise record. Allen currently leads the NFL in sacks and fumble recoveries with four. Allen will start for the NFC.Word count: 753
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