Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

Craig: Patterson, Thielen formed a quick bond as Vikings

Cordarrelle Patterson, Adam Thielen are an unlikely pair to hit it off as buddies but have hit it off from the start as Vikings' teammates.

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 06:27 AM

Week 15 NFL Power Rankings

Week 15 power rankings1. Packers 10-32. Patriots 10-33. Seahawks 9-44. Broncos 10-35. Eagles 9-46. Colts 9-47. Lions 9-48. Cardinals 10-39. Chargers 8-510. Cowboys 9-411. Steelers 8-512. Bengals 8-4-113. Ravens 8-514. Rams 6-715. Bills 7-616. Texans 7-617....

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 01:12 AM

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

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