5 best players to never win a playoff game with the Vikings

(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Terry Allen
(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Terry Allen /
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(Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images) Terry Allen – Minnesota Viking /

Terry Allen – RB (1991-1994)

For all the seasons Vencie Glenn patrolled the secondary, Terry Allen was right there with him but on the opposite side of the ball.

Allen became a member of the Vikings in 1991 when the team selected him in the ninth round of the NFL Draft. The 23-year-old from Clemson would turn out to be tailback Herschel Walker’s replacement. Minnesota sent a sacrilegious haul of trade capital to Dallas for Walker in 1989. What ensued from Walker was a pedestrian 54 rushing yards-per-game over a span of 40 games. The trade is now widely accepted as one of the most one-sided trades in sports history.

Allen, though, was an above-average replacement for Herschel Walker. Particularly in 1993, Allen rushed for 1,201 yards and scored a total of 15 touchdowns. To date, Allen ranks 11th all-time on the Vikings rushing leaders list and tenth in rushing touchdowns.

But as it went for Vencie Glenn, Allen also lost all playoff games with the Vikings from 1992 to 1994. It should be noted, though, Allen missed the entire 1993 seasons due to injury.