Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Vikings faced with big distraction

The team can settle into the “refuge” that is preparing for games.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 11:29 PM

Will Adrian Peterson play for the Vikings again?

It’s unclear whether star Adrian Peterson will ever play another down for the Vikings. The Vikings reversed course from Monday’s stance and placed him on the Exempt/Commissioner’s Permission list.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 10:48 PM

Craig: Vikings players face pressure of the interview

Football isn’t the lone topic NFL players have to be knowledgeable about when dealing with media.

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Mark Craig's Week 3 Power Rankings

Week 3 Power Rankings1. Broncos 2-02. Eagles 2-03. Cardinals 2-04. Chargers 1-15. Seahawks 1-16. Bengals 2-07. Packers 1-18. Bills 2-09. Dolphins 1-110. Patriots 1-111. Falcons 1-112. Panthers 2-013. Bears 1-114. 49ers 1-115. Texans 2-016. Jets 1-117....

Updated: September 17, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Vikings patch together backfield without Peterson

With Peterson deactivated and dealing with an indictment and possible suspension for reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, Matt Asiata started

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Blocked field goal turned the tide for Patriots

Chandler Jones did most of the work on a crucial touchdown just as the first half was ending.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Vikings' defense, despite loss, doesn't get poor grades

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed only 15 passes for 149 yards, with only one completion longer than 13 yards.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 07:43 PM

Craig: Public can't hide from the image of NFL's woes

It is unlikely the NFL has experienced another week quite like the one that just ended. The public tries to cover its eyes, but the images keep coming.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Craig: NFL needs to set a higher bar on trust

Thirty-one players had to sit out last week, affecting teams’ fortunes

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 07:15 AM

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