Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Backup QB Cassel comes to rescue Vikings again

Backup QB led team’s game-tying and -winning drives.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 11:26 PM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Uh, Marc, this isn’t the CFLOne thought came to mind when Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman had his team...

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 10:08 PM

Sunday NFL Insider: Remember McCown? Nooooooo!

Then a second-year backup with an 0-2 record as a starter, Josh McCown launched the ball that would sink the Vikings' 2003 season.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 07:46 AM

Mark Craig's NFC North Intelligence

northern intelligenceThere isn’t much good news to come out of a 40-10 loss that drops a team to 0-4-1 over...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:00 PM

Mark Craig's Third-and-two

Three observations …• Steelers coach Mike Tomlin should have been flagged and deserves a big fine for being in the field...

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 05:00 PM

Allen's career with Vikings appears to be winding down

Defensive end Jared Allen’s six-year contract expires in five weeks. “If I have to leave here, it would be tough,” Allen said.

Updated: November 30, 2013, - 03:04 AM

Cole earns Vikings starting spot at middle linebacker over Henderson

Regardless of Erin Henderson’s personal issues and his Nov. 19 arrest on charges of drunken driving and possession of a controlled...

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 07:59 PM

Craig: Vikings have ingredients, but can't execute at crunch time

The offense rarely chews the clock, and the defense seldom stops foes late.

Updated: November 27, 2013, - 12:01 AM

Mark Craig's Week 13 NFL power rankings

Mark Craig’s Week 13 Power Rankings1. Seahawks 10-12. Patriots 8-33. Broncos 9-24. Panthers 8-35. Saints 9-26. 49ers 7-47. Cardinals 7-48. Chargers 5-69. Chiefs 9-210. Eagles 6-511. Rams 5-612. Bengals 7-413. Steelers 5-614. Cowboys 6-515....

Updated: November 26, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Vikings defense had control of Packers … until it didn't

With Scott Tolzien struggling as Green Bay’s quarterback, the Vikings were in charge. Then Matt Flynn took over.

Updated: November 25, 2013, - 11:05 AM

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