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Jim Souhan


Souhan: Re-seeding the Vikings and NFL playoffs

Of the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs, where do the Vikings' fit in?


Souhan: Previous gaffes momentarily diminished after Vikings stunner

The Vikings have a chance to become the first team to paly in their home stadium for a Super Bowl, and for once they may have fortune on their side.


Souhan: If you don't like LaVar Ball, don't listen

FILE - In this March 4, 2017, file photo, UCLA guard Lonzo Ball, right, shakes hands with his father LaVar following an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State in Los Angeles. UCLA won 77-68. LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand unveiled a signature shoe for Lonzo Ball on May 4, 2017 with a price tag of $495 a pair.

ESPN drives me crazy on a lot of fronts but for all of their cutbacks and all of their on-air inanity, the network continues to employ a lot of good reporters and writers.


Souhan: Vikings, Wolves and easy wins

Wolves guard Tyus Jones drove for a layup past Pacers center Myles Turner in the first half Sunday.

Easy victories are important, buying rest for weary starters and minutes for reserves needing playing time.


Souhan: Vikings enter playoffs as scary-good team in NFC

Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray celebrates after scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The Vikings on Sunday reached 13 wins while No. 1 seed Philadelphia looked weak in a loss to Dallas.


Minnesota Vikings: Shurmur and Treadwell

Warming up for the Bears game


Souhan's rapid reaction: Sloppy game, sloppy turf, important victory

Vikings free safety Harrison Smith (22) tackled Green Bay Packers wide receiver Michael Clark (89) after he caught a fourth quarter pass for a seven yard gain. .

The Vikings' 16-0 victory over Green Bay on sloppy turf and during a sloppy game at Lambeau Field on Saturday night positions them to become one of the best regular-season teams in franchise history.


Souhan: Baby, it's cold outside at Lambeau Field tonight

Minnesota Vikings offensive guard Jeremiah Sirles exhaled into the cold air as he warmed up before meeting the Packers Saturday night.

A group of people slipped on some snow headed into the stadium for tonight's Vikings-Packers game. One of them was carrying a baby in the frigid weather.


Souhan: Vikings enjoy near-perfect Sunday

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (99) sacked Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) in the second quarter at U.S.Bank Stadium Sunday December 17, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN.] JERRY HOLT � jerry.holt@startribune.com

The Vikings on Sunday beat the Bengals easily, and got Teddy Bridgewater into the game


Souhan: Gophers' Pitino is right ... and wrong about booing players

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino

It's natural and right for Richard Pitino to defend his players after they were booed at halftime Monday night. But his mind-set demonstrates the illogic at the heart of major college sports.


Souhan: A Vikings collapse after this loss is unlikely

The Vikings need to use the final three games, all against weak opponents, to get their offensive line healthy, begin making big plays on offense again, and shore up their run defense.


Souhan: Vikings win methodically over Falcons

Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray

A quick postgame blog on the Vikings' victory in Atlanta, which was done more methodically than spectacularly - and that's OK.


Vikings-Falcons: Comparing the stadiums

Not bad


Souhan: Thoughts on Vikings' Warren, Gophers and Wolves

Gophers coach P. J. Fleck showed his frustration after the Gophers failed to convert on third down during the second quarter against Wisconsin at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday.

Sprinkling the infield with a few thoughts on a Sunday morning:


Souhan: NFC North all but wrapped up for Vikings

The Vikings have established that they have the best healthy quarterback in the division.


Souhan: Vikings and other potential playoff teams' QBs

When listing the playoff quarterbacks as of today, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum stands out -- as both a great story and an outlier.

Name dropping and checking on Case Keenum's competition.


Souhan: Two key plays set up dominating Vikings win

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams cornerback Kayvon Webster (21) after making a reception during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Anthony Harris and Adam Thielen provided the biggest spark Sunday, and now the Vikings are 8-2 after beating the Rams.


Souhan: Are we entering an era of Minnesota champions?

Lynx forward Plenette Pierson and guard Jia Perkins, right, posed for selfie while Renee Montgomery and Lindsay Whalen mugged behind them as they waited for the parade to start.

What awaits Minnesota sports fans in the next year? It could be a whole lot of winning based on the state of local pro and college teams.


Souhan: Bjelica has become difference-maker; Goodell, Olsen must go

The Wolves sold out last night. Local basketball fans believe this team is for real for all of the right reasons.


Souhan: Vikings in fine shape after fifth straight victory

The Vikings solidified their status as one of the best teams in the NFC - even if Case Keenum had a pair of irresponsible INTs