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 Five Extra Points

There were no good downs against Panthers QB Cam Newton. But third down was particularly bad for the Vikings.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 12:06 AM

Ponder part of 2011 draft class with mixed success

The Vikings’ Christian Ponder isn’t the only first-round QB from the 2011 draft class being maligned because of inconsistency.

Updated: October 13, 2013, - 12:25 AM

Mark Craig's NFL Insider: Bengals happy with QB

“I was a big Andy Dalton fan since the start of our evaluation process,” Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said this week.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:22 PM

Mark Craig's Fourth and Five

Three observations …• The Falcons should trade Tony Gonzalez to the Chiefs. The Falcons would get draft picks in a lost...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:16 PM

NFC North report

northern intelligenceEli Manning’s first-quarter pick-six bailed Bears coach Marc Trestman out of an early gamble that would have been a...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Vikings notes: Cassel confirmed as Sunday starter

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier finally said publicly what everyone has been expecting him to say since Matt Cassel led the Vikings to a turnover-free 34-27 victory over the Steelers in London back on Sept. 29.

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 02:03 AM

Vikings notes: Allen happy for Robison

Jared Allen, who is not currently negotiating with the Vikings, said of Brian Robison's new contract, “Good for him. I’m happy. I hope everybody in the league gets paid."

Updated: October 11, 2013, - 12:10 AM

Freeman moves ahead in first day with Vikings

Josh Freeman said hello to his new team, while coach Leslie Frazier put off naming his starting QB.

Updated: October 10, 2013, - 01:21 PM

Craig: Stretching field suddenly might not be a stretch for Vikings

Josh Freeman’s size and arm strength intrigues team officials. Freeman isn’t the savior all by himself. But his strongest strength matches the weakest weakness in the Vikings offense.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 01:07 PM

Mark Craig's Week 6 NFL Power Rankings

Week 5 Power Rankings1. Broncos 5-02. Saints 5-03. Colts 4-14. Seahawks 4-15. Chiefs 5-06. 49ers 3-27. Bengals 3-28. Patriots 4-19. Packers 2-210. Ravens 3-211. Dolphins 3-212. Browns 3-213. Titans 3-214. Jets 3-215. Cardinals 3-216. Lions 3-217....

Updated: October 08, 2013, - 07:50 PM

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