Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Mark Craig's 5 Extra Points

1. Screens give Ponder too much troubleThe Vikings defense was in an early groove at one of the NFL’s toughest...

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 11:49 PM

Craig: Bevell headed for head coaching job

Seattle sees head coaching potential in soft-spoken coordinator Darrell Bevell.

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 07:49 AM

Mark Craig's Northern Intelligence

northern intelligencePackers quarterback Scott Tolzien completed 24 of 39 passes (61.5 percent) for 280 yards, a touchdown and two picks...

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 07:47 AM

Mark Craig's Fourth-and-5

Three observations …• People not old enough to remember the late Todd Christensen need to Google the former Raider if...

Updated: November 17, 2013, - 03:16 AM

Vikings notes: Ponder on pace to start

Leslie Frazier was careful not to officially declare Christian Ponder his starting quarterback for Sunday’s game, but the Vikings coach did admit that’s the likely scenario.

Updated: November 16, 2013, - 12:48 AM

Seahawks' Wilson was worth the wait in draft

The Seahawks gambled that Russell Wilson would fall in the draft. So far they've cashed in on a "franchise changer."

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:35 AM

Freeman happy for Ponder but he wants to play again

Two weeks ago, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the Vikings don’t necessarily need to see Josh Freeman play in...

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 01:13 AM

Vikings' Three-and-Out: Noise, cornerbacks and 'Beast Mode'

We’ll take a moment here to steer clear of the Vikings’ quarterback situation and whether a certain former disgruntled Vikings...

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 12:27 AM

Craig: Vikings teammates Rudolph, Carlson have unique bond

Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson have stories dating to Rudolph's college visits at Notre Dame, when Carlson was a senior host.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 11:31 AM

Mark Craig's Week 11 NFL power rankings

Week 11 power rankings1. Broncos 8-12. Seahawks 9-13. Chiefs 9-04. Patriots 7-25. Panthers 6-36. Lions 6-37. Saints 7-28. 49ers 6-39. Jets 5-410. Cardinals 5-411. Rams 4-612. Colts 6-313. Giants 3-614. Eagles 5-515. Ravens 4-516. Bengals 6-417....

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:36 PM

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