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Lions provide numerous subplots for Allen

Jared Allen (David J. Phillip/AP)

Jared Allen doesn't shy away from controversy, and the Lions have provided several entertaining and motivational moments for the Vikings' outspoken defensive end. See what Allen had to say about those events over the past three games in the Minnesota-Detroit series.

As if Jared Allen didn't have enough motivation by playing on the best team of his NFL career, the Detroit Lions offer several reasons for the NFL sack leader to be inspired as his 7-1 Vikings face the 1-7 Lions. First, Allen took a couple of shots at the city of Detroit and playing at Ford Field the day after the Vikings' 27-13 win there earlier this season. Appearing on's... Recommended Stories