Mark Craig

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

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Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Takeaways from Sunday's Vikings-Patriots game.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:10 PM

Vikings patch together backfield without Peterson

With Peterson deactivated and dealing with an indictment and possible suspension for reckless or negligent injury to his 4-year-old son, Matt Asiata started

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 11:09 PM

Blocked field goal turned the tide for Patriots

Chandler Jones did most of the work on a crucial touchdown just as the first half was ending.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 10:14 PM

Vikings' defense, despite loss, doesn't get poor grades

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady completed only 15 passes for 149 yards, with only one completion longer than 13 yards.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 07:43 PM

Craig: Public can't hide from the image of NFL's woes

It is unlikely the NFL has experienced another week quite like the one that just ended. The public tries to cover its eyes, but the images keep coming.

Updated: September 14, 2014, - 12:25 AM

Craig: NFL needs to set a higher bar on trust

Thirty-one players had to sit out last week, affecting teams’ fortunes

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 07:15 AM

Week 2: Five NFL story lines

FOCUS ON FIVE STORY LINES1 Meanwhile, in Carolina … Greg Hardy continues to playPanthers defensive end Greg Hardy, who...

Updated: September 13, 2014, - 05:11 AM

Mark Craig's NFL picks

craig’s LISTThe Vikings are a first-place team and the only one not to allow a touchdown. The Patriots are a...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:08 PM

Mark Craig's NFL Chatter

Bill Belichick never has thought the way other people think he should think.It was early December in San Diego in...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:08 PM

Three games to watch

SEA at SD 3 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 9Chargers are 0-1. Since 1990, 12 percent of 0-2 teams made playoffs.NYJ at...

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 10:08 PM

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