Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Ponder seems likely to start against Dallas

Leslie Frazier wouldn’t announce his choice between Josh Freeman (0-1) and Christian Ponder (0-4), but put your money on Ponder making his second consecutive start at quarterback.

Updated: October 31, 2013, - 01:38 PM

Craig: Vikings personnel, not schemes, hamper defense

The Vikings defense shows that subpar personnel will sink any scheme.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 12:12 AM

Mark Craig's Week 9 NFL Power Rankings

Week 9 power rankings1. Colts 5-22. Broncos 7-13. Seahawks 7-14. Chiefs 8-05. 49ers 6-26. Bengals 6-27. Packers 5-28. Patriots 6-29. Saints 6-110. Chargers 4-311. Lions 5-312. Panthers 4-313. Cowboys 4-414. Cardinals 4-415. Jets 4-416. Raiders 3-417....

Updated: October 29, 2013, - 08:14 PM

Vikings defense foiled by perfect throws

A pair of touchdown passes on third-down plays made a difference.

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 01:21 AM

Mark Craig's five extra points

Five thoughts following Sunday night's game at the Metrodome

Updated: October 28, 2013, - 01:17 AM

Vikings' Peterson has been starving for carries of late

Feast-or-famine running back Adrian Peterson hasn’t been getting enough chances lately to eat up defenses.

Updated: October 27, 2013, - 10:01 AM

Mark Craig's Northern Intelligence

northern intelligenceUpon eight seasons of further review, it does appear the Packers will be OK with the Vikings signing Brad...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:49 PM

Mark Craig's Fourth and Five

Three observations …• Wouldn’t you feel more secure in believing that Brett Favre doesn’t want to come back if he had...

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:48 PM

NFL Sunday Insider: Rodgers dominates Vikings

That’s probably an understatement, but Aaron Rodgers certainly puts up good numbers against the Vikings.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:11 PM

Vikings notes: Allen would tell Favre to 'stay retired'

Jared Allen, one of three Vikings players who flew to Mississippi to talk Brett Favre out of retirement before the 2010 season, joked that he is prepared to take to the skies again if need be.

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 07:20 AM

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