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Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings. (credit: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Jared Allen: The Newest Monster Of The Midway

With former Bear defensive end Julius Peppers leaving Chicago to go to Green Bay, it looks like the Bears have already found his replacement in the form of former Viking defensive end Jared Allen. A man who has played fewer years yet has more sacks than Peppers. It seems like a smart decision.

08/05/2014

Carolina’s Greg Hardy, left, sacks New Orleans QB Drew Brees at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on Dec. 22, 2013. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Silverman: If Tuck Walks, Giants Should Be At The Head Of The Line For Hardy

The Giants have many areas that need to be improved, including wide receiver, offensive line and cornerback, but building a cohesive pass rush would probably help the defense more than improving the coverage.

02/26/2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 21: Running back Michael Cox #29 of the New York Giants avoids a tackle by cornerback Chris Cook #20 of the Minnesota Vikings during a game at MetLife Stadium on October 21, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Giants Contain Peterson, Top Vikings 23-7 For First Win

Josh Freeman’s debut as a Viking was the boost that the New York Football Giants needed as the G-men snapped their six game losing streak with a 23-7 victory over Minnesota. New York’s initial victory of the 2013 campaign was not a thing of beauty, but the Giants were able to hold Adrian Peterson to a mere 28 yards rushing, requiring Freeman to raise the level of his play to a level that the league had not seen in several years. Freeman was not able to come through; completing only 38 percent of his passes on the evening.

10/22/2013

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 10: Corey Wootton #98 of the Chicago Bears gets his arm on Brandon Jacobs #34 of the New York Giants at Soldier Field on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Giants 27-21. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Giants Depth At Running Back To Be Tested As Team Hosts Vikings on MNF

The New York Giants (0-6) quest for their first victory of the regular season continues on Monday night, as the team plays host to the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at the Meadowlands. New York has had a solid ten days off after their 27-21 defeat to the hands of the Chicago Bears, but the time off may not have helped their injury situation. The Vikings got run out of their own building on Sunday, losing 35-10 to the Carolina Panthers, and have designated recently signed quarterback Josh Freeman as their starter against the G-men.

10/19/2013

Jason Pierre-Paul (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: A Look At The Five Most Impactful Defensive Players In The NFL

Going into Week 2, here’s a look at the five most impactful defensive players in the league.

09/14/2012