Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Vikings' McKinnon runs on the cutting edge

Vikings rookie Jerick McKinnon has the instinct to find or create holes when they aren’t there.

Updated: October 31, 2014, - 06:33 AM

Vikings notes: Defensive tackles getting it done

The Vikings’ defensive tackles had 7 ½ sacks in 16 games a year ago. In half as many games this season, they have 10 ½ sacks and rank No. 2 behind Buffalo.

Updated: October 30, 2014, - 07:38 AM

Mark Craig's Week 9 power rankings

Week 9 power rankings1. Broncos 6-12. Cardinals 6-13. Patriots 6-24. Eagles 5-25. Chiefs 4-36. Lions 6-27. Steelers 5-38. Colts 5-39. Bengals 4-2-110. 49ers 4-311. Chargers 5-312. Ravens 5-313. Dolphins 4-314. Redskins 3-515. Cowboys 6-216. Seahawks 4-317....

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 01:23 AM

Craig: Predicting stock market is easier than NFL victories

The only sure thing in the volatile NFL schedule is no one’s sure of anything.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 01:11 AM

Vikings offense has just enough success to survive

The Vikings had 12 possessions, scored three times, punted eight times and a missed field goal. But the offense also had no turnovers, one sack allowed and just one penalty.

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 10:13 PM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Unstoppable stride for GriffenEverson Griffen had a sack in a fourth straight game and already has tied his career...

Updated: October 26, 2014, - 06:25 PM

Vikings change defense, but results similar

The Vikings and Tampa Bay have new defenses that are works in progress. The teams are a combined 3-10.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 11:48 PM

NFL Insider: The secret to dealing with diva receivers

Vikings coach George Stewart has made a career of dealing with tough-to-deal-with personalities.

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 09:04 PM

NFL chatter: Some records aren't made to be broken

Fran Tarkenton held the NFL record for passing touchdowns for a league-record 24 years before Dan Marino threw his 343rd...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 08:56 PM

Five NFL story lines for Week 8

FOCUS ON FIVE STORY LINES1 Monday night drama Washington at DallasRobert Griffin III may or may not return as the...

Updated: October 24, 2014, - 08:55 PM

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