Mark Craig | Star Tribune
Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL

A native of Northeast Ohio, Craig covered the Cleveland Browns from 1991 until they left for Baltimore in 1995. When they returned as an expansion team in 1999, Craig left to cover Gophers football for the Star Tribune. He co-authored two books on the Browns and is the author of the Vikings book "100 Things Vikings Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die."


Tie game, new OT rule leave Vikings unsettled

Settling for a tie finish 10 minutes into overtime might be safer — maybe — but it isn't satisfying. ­


Vikings reach into Cousins' past, sign receiver Aldrick Robinson

The 29-year-old speedster, who played in Washington with Kirk Cousins, joins a Vikings receiving corps shaken by Laquon Treadwell's costly drops.


Vikings slip in power rankings, but next opponent is at rock bottom

Going into Week 3, who's up, who's down and who's almost out in Mark Craig's NFL power rankings?


Richardson welcomes Kendricks to 'fine' club after roughing penalty

Sheldon Richardson welcomed both friend and foe to the growing list of defensive players who have or will be fined thousands of dollars for hits they believe were legal.


Zimmer baffled by Carlson's misses: 'Guys are supposed to do their jobs'

After one of the worst days for special teams in franchise history, It would be shocking if the Vikings didn't spend Sunday night strongly considering a move at kicker.


Blunder behind the blocked punt: Mark Craig's Five Extra Points

Takeaways from Sunday's 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field from NFL writer Mark Craig.


Welcome to the rivalry: Cousins gets NFC North debut at Lambeau

In just his second game as Vikings QB, Kirk Cousins makes his Lambeau Field debut


Does Sendejo scare his own teammates?

A weekly offbeat look at the Vikings.


Imperfect Vikings avoid Week 1 problems that plagued other playoff teams

On the NFL: Coach Mike Zimmer gets to be 1-0 and unsatisfied for legitimate reasons after his team won while showing there's still a lot to work on.


Week 1 NFL power rankings: Vikings have room to improve

The Vikings showed they can be dominant, but they aren't there yet.