the republic logo

Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen gets NFC player of month award for October

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minnesota — Minnesota Vikings defensive end has won the NFC Defensive Player of the Month award for October.

PHOTO: Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)
Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon (8) during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Reinhold Matay)

The NFL made the announcement Thursday. Griffen had six of his eight sacks in the last four games and also led all NFC defensive linemen with 20 tackles. For the season, Griffen is third in the league with eight sacks and also third with 13.5 quarterback knockdowns.

Griffen says while he's excited about the accolade he can't let it make him think he's "arrived." He says "there's still more to come."

The award is another sign of progress being made on a defense that has struggled in recent seasons. The last Vikings winner of the monthly defensive award was defensive end Jared Allen in 2011. Prior to that was safety Darren Sharper in 2005.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.