Jared Allen can’t be happy with the Vikings record so far in 2011, despite having a great first half of the season personally and being on track to break the single season sack record.

Regardless, I can tell you that Jared Allen has a gazillion reasons to be happy today and every day for the rest of his life.

Amy, Jared’s wife, gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday.  I think I speak on behalf of everyone here in congratulating Allen.  Fatherhood is a wonderful thing!

Allen missed practice, understandably, along with Visanthe Shiancoe (foot), Lorenzo Booker (concussion), and Anthony Herrera (knee).  Adrian Peterson (ankle), Percy Harvin (ribs), Antoine Winfield (neck), Remi Ayodele (ankle), E.J. Henderson (knee), and Brian Robison (shoulder) were all limited.