Mark Craig

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

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Mark Craig's Fourth and Five

Three observations …• The Packers are doing the right thing with Aaron Rodgers. Even if they have to sacrifice this season...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:18 PM

Cassel brings balance to Vikings' passing game

Don’t worry, Adrian Peterson is still the Vikings’ offensive focus. But the right mix of passes is crucial to success, too.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 12:40 AM

Craig: NFL scoring soars, with no end in sight

More than a century’s worth of rule changes have merged with today’s exceptional skill players to form the perfect storm of NFL point production.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 11:27 AM

Patriots, Saints among highlights of Vikings' 2014 opponents

The Vikings’ 2014 opponents are set, and the team’s schedule will include a home game against New England and a...

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 07:53 PM

Mark Craig's Week 16 Power Rankings

Week 16 Power RankingsNote: A snapshot of where teams stand right NOW. These rankings officially expire at 11:59.59999 a.m. Central...

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 07:52 PM

Battered Vikings offense buoyed by Cassel-Jennings tandem

What would have happened had Matt Cassel started at quarterback all season long?

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Makeshift Vikings secondary has last laugh on Eagles

Big rewards for Eagles are few against patched-up Vikings secondary.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

A penalty for an illegal block -- by quarterback Nick Foles, of all people -- was costly to the Eagles.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 11:03 PM

Sunday NFL insider: Vikings' Smith laments end of hard-hitting era for safeties

Policing of upper-body shots leaves safety conflicted.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 10:01 PM


Three observations …• Players routinely complain about playing on Thursdays. And, frankly, they make a good point that the league is...

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 07:38 PM

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