Recent content from Jim Souhan
This was not your basic comeback: Kirk Cousins threw three second-half touchdown passes as the Vikings pulled off a rally that was unique in the history of the NFL.
Thursday night's brawl on national TV gives the NFL a black eye.
The Gophers have won big games before. They have upset highly ranked teams and traditional powers before. What was different about their latest upset was that it didn't look like an upset.
Teams can be fooled by interviews, but what the Twins saw in Rocco Baldelli during those meetings after the 2018 season dovetailed with his résumé and what others said about him.
Eric Kendricks had spent Sunday night sifting through blockers and applying shoulders to one of football's best running backs. Now the Cowboys were isolating him on the biggest play of the game.
The Cowboys may be America's team, but the Vikings have their own impressive facilities and fan base.
Neither game is do-or-die; both are do-or-doubt. These are the kinds of games that can make or mar reputations, especially at maximum-scrutiny positions.
Minnesota's paranoia of coaches departing for The Big City or The Bigger Program dates to Lou Holtz, who suckered the state into believing he was committed to the U in the 1980s.
The Twins might have to trade to fill their needs. For all of their hitting talent, they have few players who have proved they belong in the middle of the order for a championship team.
This might be the biggest game ever to be played at TCF Bank Stadium and perhaps Minnesota's biggest game since Murray Warmath was coaching.