Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates a play during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings vs. Buccaneers: Jared Allen’s Face Bloodied In Fight With Donald Penn (Photos)


Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) celebrates a play during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

The highlight of the second half for the Vikings tonight? Outside of Adrian Peterson’s spectacular long TD run, it had to be Jared Allen going completely insane after getting his face bloodied by Tampa Bay’s Donald Penn. The two guys were mixing it up during a play, then things escalated when Penn tore Allen’s helmet off, scratching Allen’s nose in the process. Jared responded by flipping out. Both men were flagged. On the very next play Allen went under Penn and sacked Josh Freeman. This fired up the Metrodome to the point almost of explosion. But the feeble Vikings offense was unable to carry the momentum. The offense and defense both fizzled for the rest of the second half and no comeback materialized. But at least we got to see what Jared Allen looks like totally crazed and out of his mind with anger. It was scary. And highly entertaining.

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donald Penn (70) pushes Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the third quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Donald Penn (70) pushes Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) during the third quarter at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Oct 25, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (69) yells during the third quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

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