Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

NFL Insider: Short week sells NFL short

Playing on Thursdays increases injury risk and forces decisions that shouldn’t have to be made.

Updated: October 04, 2014, - 02:11 AM

Chart: Five NFL story lines

FOCUS ON FIVE STORY LINES1 Alexander the pretty good Kansas City at San FranciscoChiefs quarterback Alex Smith (right) gets...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Chart: NFL games of the week

CHI at CAR Noon Sun., Ch. 9The Bears have been hit and miss; come to think of it, so...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Mark Craig's NFL picks

CRAIG’S LISTYou know what they say — on any given Thursday night, any shorthanded NFL team is capable of losing...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 08:57 PM

Blowouts the norm for Thursday Night Football

It’s rare for a league whose every decision is based on creating parity to be criticized for lopsided games. But...

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 08:56 PM

Ponder takes blame — others will surely pile on

Christian Ponder threw two interceptions and had a 45.8 passer rating.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 06:21 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Breaking down Thursday night's loss

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Idaho ex-senator loses suit over legal fees

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho must repay the campaign funds he used to handle his 2007 arrest in...

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Mark Craig's Week 5 NFL power rankings

Week 5 power ratings1. Cardinals 3-02. Chargers 3-13. Seahawks 2-14. Broncos 2-15. Bengals 3-06. Ravens 3-17. Lions 3-18. Packers 2-29. 49ers 2-210. Eagles 3-111. Cowboys 3-112. Colts 2-213. Texans 3-114. Chiefs 2-215. Bears 2-216. Patriots 2-217....

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 01:09 AM

Craig: Rodgers might not recognize this Vikings defense

The Vikings hit Lambeau Field with a defense that couldn’t be any more different from the one Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre saw the past eight seasons.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 12:41 AM

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