Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

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

Vikings' three and out: Cassel's back

Ball security is the primary reason Matt Cassel was named on Wednesday as Sunday’s starting quarterback for the Vikings.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 11:33 PM

Should NFL goalposts be narrowed?

Thirteen of the top 14 most accurate kickers in NFL history are active. There is talk of changing the width of NFL goalposts.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 11:56 AM

Mark Craig's Week 15 Power Rankings

mark craig’s power rankings1. Patriots 10-32. Broncos 11-23. 49ers 9-44. Seahawks 11-25. Saints 10-36. Chiefs 10-37. Bengals 9-48. Eagles 8-59. Panthers 9-410. Cardinals 8-511. Dolphins 7-612. Ravens 7-613. Bears 7-614. Lions 7-615. Chargers 6-716....

Updated: December 10, 2013, - 09:17 PM

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