Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Patriots, Saints among highlights of Vikings' 2014 opponents

The Vikings’ 2014 opponents are set, and the team’s schedule will include a home game against New England and a...

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 07:53 PM

Mark Craig's Week 16 Power Rankings

Week 16 Power RankingsNote: A snapshot of where teams stand right NOW. These rankings officially expire at 11:59.59999 a.m. Central...

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 07:52 PM

Battered Vikings offense buoyed by Cassel-Jennings tandem

What would have happened had Matt Cassel started at quarterback all season long?

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 06:36 AM

Makeshift Vikings secondary has last laugh on Eagles

Big rewards for Eagles are few against patched-up Vikings secondary.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 06:34 AM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

A penalty for an illegal block -- by quarterback Nick Foles, of all people -- was costly to the Eagles.

Updated: December 15, 2013, - 11:03 PM

Sunday NFL insider: Vikings' Smith laments end of hard-hitting era for safeties

Policing of upper-body shots leaves safety conflicted.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 10:01 PM


Three observations …• Players routinely complain about playing on Thursdays. And, frankly, they make a good point that the league is...

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 07:38 PM

Vikings notes: Peterson could play Sunday

There’s a 50-50 chance we’ll learn once again not to doubt running back Adrian Peterson’s ability to recover quickly from injuries that appear too grim to overcome.

Updated: December 14, 2013, - 12:35 AM

Patterson turning into one of NFL's top offensive rookies

Cordarrelle Patterson has entered the conversation for top NFL offensive rookie.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:31 AM

Vikings notes: Peterson, Gerhart held out of practice

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier doesn’t expect injured running backs Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart to practice until Friday, if at all this week, but hasn’t ruled either player out.

Updated: December 12, 2013, - 01:09 AM

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