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Souhan postgame: Vikings needed a game like this one

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen caught a 2 yard touchdown over Lions corner back Nevin Lawson in the second quarter at U.S.Bank Stadium Sunday 4, 2018 i

The Vikings needed a game like this - a laugher, an opportunity to coast, a chance to go into the bye feeling good and looking like a playoff contender.

Souhan rapid reaction: Not always pretty, but Vikings win

Good teams tend to win as a matter of habit, and the Vikings have been forming one of late, as they exhibited with their 37-17 victory over the Jets on Sunday.

Souhan rapid reaction: Thielen produces again

Adam Thielen made a catch during the first half of Sunday's game.

Adam Thielen has become the NFL's most consistently excellent receiver, and on Sunday he became Kirk Cousins' safety belt as well.

Souhan: Grading the Vikings in Sunday's win over the Eagles

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs tried to break free from the Eagles' Sidney Jones during the second half Sunday.

A's and B's for the most part. But something was only average in the victory over the Eagles.

Souhan postgame: Sunday's victory could be key point in season

Beating the Eagles in Philadelphia does nothing to make up for losing the NFC title game here nine months ago, but it does fit nicely into a winning scenario for this season.

Vikings, Sherels and Gagliardi

RIP, John

Souhan: The reasons why I'll miss Paul Molitor

Souhan: The reasons why I'll miss Paul Molitor

I'll miss Paul Molitor for many reasons, the foremost of which was that he created so many great moments for me as a baseball writer.

Souhan: Rams coach beat Zimmer, so quit blaming Barr for touchdowns

Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley catches a touchdown pass in front of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr during the first half in an N

"Anthony Barr is an easy target now, and I've questioned his play in the past. What happened in Thursday's loss was not his fault."

Jim Souhan grades the Vikings

Columnist Jim Souhan gets out his red pen and assigns the Vikings grades on offense, defense, special teams and coaching vs. the Rams

Souhan rapid reaction: A defensive collapse in Vikings loss

Todd Gurley caught an 8-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Mike Zimmer has a problem. He built a statistically great defense that has collapsed in the calendar year of 2018.

Monday Targets: Vikings-Packers quick-hits

Point by point by extra point

Monday Targets: Vikings-Packers quick-hits

Point by point by extra point

Souhan: Cousins, Rodgers produced a classic (and kickers ruined it)

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins showed he has what it takes to be in the NFC North moment with his 425-yard, 4 TD performance on an afternoon Aaron Rodgers proved yet again he is special.

Vikings vs. Packers: My stupid prediction

Not a tough one

Souhan: The best team in the NFL right now? Here it is

You've come to the wrong place for a homer pick. The No. 1 team in the NFL right now produced the most impressive victory over a quality opponent.

Souhan rapid reaction: Cousins survives rough ending in otherwise impressive debut

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins

Rapid reaction: Kirk Cousins did not complete a pass in the 4th quarter but his TD passes early and a hard count that drew the 49ers offsides stood out.

Vikings season prediction

Vikings opener on tap

Souhan: Sure, the Vikings could have drafted Eric Decker, but ...

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Eric Decker runs a play during NFL football training camp Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Hum

The Vikings passed on a player who would have been their best receiver for most of the decade for a player they didn't need.

Souhan: Alexander's injury, Adrian Peterson's future and more

Vikings cornerback Mackensie Alexander injured his ankle against the Jaguars on Saturday, just as he was emerging as a legitimate NFL starter.

Catching up on the weekend in sports

Rapid Vikings Reaction: Jaguars 14, Vikings 10

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer argues with an official after a penalty was not called in the first quarter.

An ugly, awful game ends with the Vikings blowing a lead