Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Ponder takes blame — others will surely pile on

Christian Ponder threw two interceptions and had a 45.8 passer rating.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 06:21 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Breaking down Thursday night's loss

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 12:28 AM

Idaho ex-senator loses suit over legal fees

Former U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho must repay the campaign funds he used to handle his 2007 arrest in...

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 09:17 PM

Mark Craig's Week 5 NFL power rankings

Week 5 power ratings1. Cardinals 3-02. Chargers 3-13. Seahawks 2-14. Broncos 2-15. Bengals 3-06. Ravens 3-17. Lions 3-18. Packers 2-29. 49ers 2-210. Eagles 3-111. Cowboys 3-112. Colts 2-213. Texans 3-114. Chiefs 2-215. Bears 2-216. Patriots 2-217....

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 01:09 AM

Craig: Rodgers might not recognize this Vikings defense

The Vikings hit Lambeau Field with a defense that couldn’t be any more different from the one Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre saw the past eight seasons.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 12:41 AM

Vikings' Bridgewater resting, but not Zimmer

The rookie QB sat out practice Monday; his coach stayed up all night.

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Barr stands out for Vikings with fourth-quarter defense

Fourth-quarter plays by Anthony Barr and Harrison Smith were keys to the victory.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 09:39 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Jarius Wright underrated no moreCordarrelle Patterson didn’t get his first offensive touch until 13 minutes, 50 seconds remained in...

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 11:40 PM

Three plays that show Bridgewater's promise

Teddy Bridgewater, the Vikings’ new No. 1 quarterback, has that something coaches covet.

Updated: September 28, 2014, - 12:47 AM

Mark Craig's Week 4 NFL picks

CRAIG’S LISTThe joy of going 12-3 picking NFL winners last week was simply too exciting.So we celebrated.We leapt inches into...

Updated: September 27, 2014, - 01:28 AM

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