Mark Craig

Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL
Phone: 612-673-7011
Mark Craig covers the NFL and the Vikings.

Recent content from Mark Craig

Ex-Viking Tingelhoff is lone senior committee finalist for Hall of Fame

An NFL Hall of Fame committee vote could end Mick Tingelhoff’s wait for enshrinement into Canton.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 07:16 AM

Craig: Points of emphasis cause NFL flags to fly

Preseason games are averaging 23.6 penalties in 2014. Last preseason: 12.7.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 01:22 AM

Chart: NFL rule changes and points of emphasis

NFL rule changes and points of emphasis• When the quarterback is in the pocket with the ball, defenders can’t initiate...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 10:52 PM

Vikings' Rudolph appears in good hands with Norv Turner

It sure looks like Kyle Rudolph will love working with Norv Turner. And vice versa.

Updated: August 17, 2014, - 12:22 AM

Bridgewater: 'I have to stop overthinking'

The Vikings' coaching staff is taking a patient approach with rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, expecting he'll learn from his mistakes.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 09:18 AM

Vikings notes: Zimmer takes closer look at his in-game decisions

The players aren’t the only ones Mike Zimmer is evaluating this preseason. The Vikings coach also has an eye on himself and what he needs to do to improve.

Updated: August 15, 2014, - 07:17 AM

NFL evolution makes special teams coaches vital

Special teams coaches once didn’t exist. Then came George Allen’s influence.

Updated: August 14, 2014, - 06:53 AM

Craig: Cassel confident in remaining Vikings' No. 1 QB

Teammates appreciate that trait; they want a QB who is poised under pressure.

Updated: August 13, 2014, - 11:05 AM

Vikings' Bridgewater shows that he belongs in the NFL, Turner says

The offensive coordinator saw good signs from the rookie QB.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 11:36 PM

Vikings say Linval Joseph was 'innocent bystander' in club shooting

Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph was reportedly sitting at a private table with some teammates in the back of the 400 Soundbar at 3rd Avenue and 4th Street when shots were fired inside the front of the nightclub.

Updated: August 10, 2014, - 09:04 AM

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