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Minnesota Vikings: Playoff QBs

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

Minnesota Vikings: Gameday tidbits

From FedEx Field

Souhan: Zimmer open and thoughtful talking about his QBs

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer during a practice at the London Irish Training Ground in perpetration for a game vs. the Cleveland Browns.

At Wednesday's press conference, coach Mike Zimmer seemed to sense that it was his job to frame the discussion and be open enough to discourage wild speculation.

Souhan: RIP, Stelly. You could turn the mundane into the hilarious

Minnesota Twins coach Rick Stelmaszek talked to catchers during Spring Training in 2010.

'Stelly' helped a young baseball writer learn the game. More important, he treated people well and talked baseball like the savant and grassroots comedian that he was.

Souhan's rapid reaction: Vikings needed too long to put away Browns

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (85) holds off Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith (22) during the first half of an NFL football game at Twickenham Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 29, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

The Vikings should be worried that it took them three quarters to pull away from the Browns, who are 0-8 and have lost 26 of their last 27 games.

Souhan's rapid reaction: Victory was necessary and unimpressive

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph (82) picked up a first down, as Baltimore Ravens free safety Eric Weddle (32) made the tackle in the second quarter at U.S Bank Stadium Sunday October 22,2017 Minneapolis , MN.

Vikings beat the Ravens, move to 5-2 with the Browns on the horizon

Souhan: What happened to Teague in the 4th quarter?

Trailing in the fourth quarter, Tyus Jones ran the Wolves down the stretch, which would seem to be what you would want the veteran point guard to do.

Souhan: Timberwolves should win close to 50 games

Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, drives past Golden State Warriors' Damian Jones during the basketball match of the 2017 NBA Global Games in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong province, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

How quickly can new players become acclimated to one another while playing under increased expectations?

Souhan: Vikings, NFL season changed dramatically after Rodgers went out

When Anthony Barr landed on Rodgers in the first quarter, the Vikings' season, the NFC North and perhaps the entire NFL landscape changed.

Today's stupid Minnesota Vikings prediction

What will Case Keenum do?

Souhan: Foligno getting into a fight wasn't very bright

Minnesota Wild's Marcus Foligno, left, holds the helmet of Chicago Blackhawks' John Hayden during a fight in the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jim Young)

Marcus Foligno takes a punch. He leaves the game against Chicago and may be seriously injured. Why?

Souhan: Twins made the right moves with Allen, Molitor

Twins pitching coach Neil Allen 941) and manager Paul Molitor (4) conferred in the bullpen Wednesday morning at Hammond Stadium.

Was this justified? Whatever the process, Ithe Twins made the right moves with both men, or at least made two defensible decisions.

Souhan: Signs point to Vikings win over Bears (But isn't that always the case?)

Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard (24) runs against the Minnesota Vikings during the first half of an NFL football game in Chicago, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The Vikings' defense should be able to fluster a rookie quarterback making his first start, and the Vikings' offense should get a boost from Sam Bradford's return.

Souhan: Buxton's baserunning could be key vs. Yankees

If Byron Buxton can get on early in the game, he could cause the Yankees problems, and perhaps unnerve young starter Luis Severino.

Souhan: Why hasn't 'Falvine' settled Molitor's status with Twins?

The Twins' Miguel Sano was greeted by manager Paul Molitor after scoring a run against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field in April.

Paul Molitor should be a manager of the year candidate, if not the winner of the award. So why hasn't his status with the Twins been settled yet?

My stupid Vikings prediction

2-1 on the season, just like the home team