Mark Craig

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

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Craig: Cover 2 is hit-and-miss for Vikings

The Vikings once again struggled in their base defense.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 02:41 AM

Frazier believed job status caused distraction with Vikings players

At 4-10-1 and coming off a lackluster 42-14 loss at Cincinnati, Vikings coach Leslie Frazier decided Tuesday was the time...

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:52 PM

Peterson has short day in lopsided loss

“It will hurt if he leaves,” the star running back said.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 06:24 AM

Cassel takes a step back with poor performance vs. Bengals

The Vikings quarterback had four turnovers in the loss.

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 06:22 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Simpson: Second interception was interferenceThe Vikings were down 21-7 early in the second quarter when Matt Cassel launched a...

Updated: December 23, 2013, - 01:41 AM

Frazier on Vikings' QB situation with Freeman: 'Hindsight is 20-20'

The Vikings' in-season signing of Josh Freeman was hailed as a bold move – before he quickly became an afterthought.

Updated: December 22, 2013, - 08:21 AM

Sunday NFL Insider: Coaching turnover in NFL shows lack of patience

Since 2000, nearly six a year have gotten pink slips.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:25 PM

Mark Craig's Fourth and Five

Three observations …• The Packers are doing the right thing with Aaron Rodgers. Even if they have to sacrifice this season...

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:18 PM

Cassel brings balance to Vikings' passing game

Don’t worry, Adrian Peterson is still the Vikings’ offensive focus. But the right mix of passes is crucial to success, too.

Updated: December 19, 2013, - 12:40 AM

Craig: NFL scoring soars, with no end in sight

More than a century’s worth of rule changes have merged with today’s exceptional skill players to form the perfect storm of NFL point production.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 11:27 AM

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