Eden Prairie, MN (October 30, 2014) – Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month following his performance in four games during the month of October.
Griffen recorded an NFC-best 6.0 sacks in a four-game span during the month of October. He was the only player in the conference to record at least 1.0 sack in four games this month. Griffen also led all NFC defensive linemen with 20 total tackles (16 solo) in the month.
Griffen recorded 3.0 sacks at Buffalo (10/19/14), tying a career best. In the game, he also forced his first fumble of the 2014 season and notched a season-best 8 tackles.
His NFC-leading 8.0 sacks on the season tie his career high and rank third in the NFL and first among all defensive ends.
He becomes the first Viking since Jared Allen (October, 2011) to win the award.