Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Vikings notes: Team will "roll” with Freeman

The Vikings are getting ready to play with a third starting quarterback in the past four games.

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 07:51 AM

Vikings' Three-and-Out: Patterson won't take a knee

As the Vikings prepare Josh Freeman to be their third starting quarterback in six games on Monday night at the...

Updated: October 17, 2013, - 12:24 AM

Craig: Frazier well-versed in handling adversity

Through tough times – like now – Leslie Frazier relies on scripture. Frazier is 1-4 for the second time in three years.

Updated: October 16, 2013, - 10:14 AM

Mark Craig's Week 7 NFL Power Rankings

NFL Power Rankings

Updated: October 15, 2013, - 08:18 PM

Cassel's play, defeat might rush Freeman into duty

Matt Cassel was 32-for-44, but the latest uninspiring loss ramped up the outcry for Leslie Frazier to pull the trigger on another QB switch.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 06:29 AM

Vikings defense embarrassed by performance

Josh Robinson struggled again, but he wasn’t alone against the normally passive Panthers.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 06:26 AM

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

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