Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Seahawks' Wilson was worth the wait in draft

The Seahawks gambled that Russell Wilson would fall in the draft. So far they've cashed in on a "franchise changer."

Updated: November 15, 2013, - 08:35 AM

Freeman happy for Ponder but he wants to play again

Two weeks ago, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the Vikings don’t necessarily need to see Josh Freeman play in...

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 01:13 AM

Vikings' Three-and-Out: Noise, cornerbacks and 'Beast Mode'

We’ll take a moment here to steer clear of the Vikings’ quarterback situation and whether a certain former disgruntled Vikings...

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 12:27 AM

Craig: Vikings teammates Rudolph, Carlson have unique bond

Kyle Rudolph and John Carlson have stories dating to Rudolph's college visits at Notre Dame, when Carlson was a senior host.

Updated: November 13, 2013, - 11:31 AM

Mark Craig's Week 11 NFL power rankings

Week 11 power rankings1. Broncos 8-12. Seahawks 9-13. Chiefs 9-04. Patriots 7-25. Panthers 6-36. Lions 6-37. Saints 7-28. 49ers 6-39. Jets 5-410. Cardinals 5-411. Rams 4-612. Colts 6-313. Giants 3-614. Eagles 5-515. Ravens 4-516. Bengals 6-417....

Updated: November 12, 2013, - 08:36 PM

Vikings left a few tricks in the bag in season's first half

The Vikings struggled through the first nine games, leading to nagging developmental questions.

Updated: November 11, 2013, - 12:22 AM

Mark Craig's Fourth-and-5

Three observations …• Watching what John Fox and Gary Kubiak have gone through the past two weeks has to make Bill...

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Mark Craig's Northern Intelligence

northern intelligenceThere’s never a good time to lose an Aaron Rodgers. But at least the Packers have the ability to...

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 05:01 PM

Ponder injures non-throwing shoulder

Christian Ponder played well but the Vikings QB was hurt on a play that set up the winning TD.

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 11:40 AM

Mark Craig's five extra points

1. About time on PattersonNine games into a lost season, Cordarrelle Patterson finally became visible on offense. On the Vikings’...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 01:51 AM

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