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Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL

Mark Craig covers the NFL and the Vikings.

Vikings five extra points vs Lions: Waynes shows toughness, Barr shows smarts

Five takeaways from Thursday's game

Craig: Vikings' motor doesn't stall in Detroit

The Vikings aren't used to scoring points or converting third downs against the Lions. That changed in the 30-23 win.

Buckle up and expect some bumps in Vikings' ride toward playoffs

The Vikings seem sturdy enough to survive the stretch coming their way, but the NFC contenders still have trouble ahead.

Former Vikings Moss, Hutchinson move step closer to Hall of Fame

Star receiver, lineman in first year of eligibility; ex-Gopher Mecklenburg back on the list.

NFL Power Rankings: Panthers could put heat on Saints; Steelers threatening Patriots

The Chargers (up) and the Chiefs (down) made the biggest moves in the rankings this week.

Vikings in the home stretch

A few things to watch for in the Purple's final six games:

Vikings' biggest plays came from two unlikely sources

Anthony Harris' goal-line takeaway on Sunday swung the momentum away from the Rams, one play after fellow sub Stephen Weatherly stuffed Todd Gurley for a loss

Vikings' five extra points: Murray shows power, Newman shows football IQ

Five takeaways from Sunday's statement victory by the Vikings over the Rams.

Week 11 Power Rankings: Vikings, Rams in Top 5 tussle; Packers find a pulse

The Patriots and Eagles continue to run 1-2 in the rankings.

Seven-minute drive tells tale of two very different Vikings seasons

Case Keenum did what the Vikings didn't last year against Washington: closed the deal. It wasn't the Vikings' flashiest scoring drive of the day, but it had to have been the gutsiest