Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Vikings notes: Ponder now 1-5 in North road games

Green Bay, Detroit and Chicago aren’t three of Christian Ponder’s favorite American cities.

Updated: September 12, 2013, - 12:15 AM

Craig: Rough start for Vikings' Jennings

Other wide receivers on new teams were productive in Week 1; the Vikings need to extend drives and target the ex-Packers star more as the season goes on.

Updated: September 11, 2013, - 12:45 AM

Mark Craig's Week 2 NFL power rankings

1. Broncos 1-02. 49ers 1-03. Saints 1-04. Eagles 1-05. Patriots 1-06. Seahawks 1-07. Texans 1-08. Bears 1-09. Colts 1-010. Cowboys 1-011. Lions 1-012. Packers 0-113. Falcons 0-114. Bengals 0-115. Redskins 0-116. Titans 1-017. Rams 1-018. Ravens 0-119. Giants 0-120....

Updated: September 10, 2013, - 07:38 PM

By land, by air, Bush does in Vikings

A new weapon helped the Lions overcome a quiet day by Calvin Johnson.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 12:18 AM

Lions shut down Peterson after long TD run

The Vikings tailback had only 15 yards after 78-yarder.

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 12:14 AM

Mark Craig's five extra points

1. Defensive pressure? What pressure?The Lions did a great job protecting an offensive line that had three new starters, including...

Updated: September 09, 2013, - 12:08 AM

Ponder on Ponder: Vikings QB critiques his own play

Anything optimistic that’s said about the 2013 Vikings must be — and always is — followed by these four words: “If only Ponder can …” Here are four plays that illustrate what Ponder has proved he can do as quarterback.

Updated: September 08, 2013, - 09:29 AM

Northern Intelligence

northern intelligenceThe Lions’ receiving corps will feature Patrick Edwards and Calvin Johnson out wide and former Viking Nate Burleson playing...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 06:56 PM

Three NFL observations

Three observations …• Look out, Terrelle. Your Raiders head to Indy with their fourth starting left tackle (Khalif Barnes) since camp...

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 06:56 PM

NFL Insider: Is Stafford ready to step up?

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford brushes off talk that he is overrated.

Updated: September 07, 2013, - 06:54 PM

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