As Vikings fans, we all loved what "Phat" Pat Williams brought to the table as far as stopping the run. However, in this second round match-up in our Greatest Viking Of All Time Tournament, he found himself getting calf roped. . .figuratively, of course. . .by the man that he played alongside on the defensive line for a few years in Minnesota.
Jared Allen scored a relatively easy victory over Pat Williams to move to the Sweet 16 in our tournament. The final vote tally showed Allen scoring 167 "recs" from our readers, while Williams could only manage to finagle 32 "recs." Allen has been a fan favorite ever since he was acquired by the Vikings, and he showed why in this match-up.
Allen will be taking on a defensive back in the Sweet 16. At this point, we don't know if it will be cornerback Antoine Winfield or safety Robert Griffith. That match-up will happen on Friday, July 19.
Congratulations to Jared Allen on advancing, and thanks to everyone that voted in this match-up and the rest of our match-ups thus far.