Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Cole earns Vikings starting spot at middle linebacker over Henderson

Regardless of Erin Henderson’s personal issues and his Nov. 19 arrest on charges of drunken driving and possession of a controlled...

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 07:59 PM

Craig: Vikings have ingredients, but can't execute at crunch time

The offense rarely chews the clock, and the defense seldom stops foes late.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Mark Craig's Week 13 NFL power rankings

Mark Craig’s Week 13 Power Rankings1. Seahawks 10-12. Patriots 8-33. Broncos 9-24. Panthers 8-35. Saints 9-26. 49ers 7-47. Cardinals 7-48. Chargers 5-69. Chiefs 9-210. Eagles 6-511. Rams 5-612. Bengals 7-413. Steelers 5-614. Cowboys 6-515....

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Vikings defense had control of Packers … until it didn't

With Scott Tolzien struggling as Green Bay’s quarterback, the Vikings were in charge. Then Matt Flynn took over.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 11:05 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Upon further review, uh, what happened?Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was asked what in the world the officials were reviewing...

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 10:57 PM

Ponder plays well enough to keep job

The starting QB wasn’t perfect by any means, particularly in the fourth quarter, but he was accurate and didn’t turn...

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 10:49 PM

Mark Craig's Sunday NFL Insider: McCarthy moves among coaching elites

Mike McCarthy has come a long way in eight seasons coaching the Packers.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 08:08 AM

Reviewing a record return: Patterson's 109-yarder

Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson already has made a name for himself with his scintillating kickoff returns.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 10:25 PM

Mark Craig's Northern Intelligence

Northern intelligenceThe Packers didn’t give up a sack in last week’s loss to the Giants. It was the first time...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 09:19 PM

Mark Craig's Fourth-and-5

Three observations …• A year ago at this time, the Texans and Falcons were a combined 19-2. This year, they’re...

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 09:19 PM

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