Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

First pick, first touchdown: Hodges gets Vikings off to fast start

It took a Vikings franchise-record 12 seconds to determine that Gerald Hodges would not be a liability as a starter for injured strongside linebacker Anthony Barr.

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 10:12 PM

Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

1. Creative pressure and GriffenGeno Smith isn’t the savviest of quarterbacks, so Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had some fun with...

Updated: December 07, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Vikings' Priefer sees ordeal through

A suspension was not the end for Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer, far from it.

Updated: December 06, 2014, - 11:53 PM

Mark Craig's Week 14 NFL picks

CRAIG’S LISTWe’ve reached December, a time for goodwill, holiday cheer and NFL followers who yammer on about “MUST-WIN!” games that...

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Five Week 14 NFL story lines

FOCUS ON FIVE STORY LINES1 Johnny Football won’t start Indianapolis at ClevelandBrian Hoyer remains the starting quarterback for the...

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:43 PM

NFL Insider: Why not Watt for NFL MVP?

Houston's do-it-all superstar J.J. Watt deserving of MVP talk despite Texans’ troubles.

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 08:42 PM

NFL Chatter: Which Jets team will show up Sunday?

The Vikings are the only team in the NFL that doesn’t have a victory against a team that currently has...

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Mark Craig's NFL games of the week

SEA at PHI 3:25 Sunday, Ch. 9The tough defense meets the funky offense. A game worth watching.NE at SD...

Updated: December 05, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Big paydays arrived for Jennings, Decker, but there's a catch

Free agency hasn’t been so great for receivers Greg Jennings and Eric Decker.

Updated: December 04, 2014, - 07:26 AM

Craig: For Vikings, it's time to grin and bare it

The Vikings — at least some of them — embrace the cold.

Updated: December 03, 2014, - 05:30 PM

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