VIKINGS-PACKERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ S Darren Sharper played for the Packers for eight seasons (1997-2004) and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection in Green Bay…
Vikings’ coverage coordinator Chuck Knox Jr. coached on the Packers’ staff during the 2000 season…
Packers’ DT Colin Cole was with the Vikings for part of the 2003 season…
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown and Packers’ RB Ahman Green were teammates at Nebraska…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield played at Ohio State with Packers’ LB Na’il
Diggs…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott was a teammate of Packers’ DE Kenny Peterson and P B.J. Sander with the Buckeyes…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone was a teammate of Packers’ DT Grady Jackson in Oakland and Vikings’ S Ken Irvin played with Jackson in New Orleans…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett played at Wisconsin with Packers’ T/G Mark Tauscher and when Packers’ secondary/safeties coach Joe Baker was on
the Badgers’ staff…
Bennett’s uncle, Tony, played for the Packers from 1990-93...
Vikings’ QB Shaun Hill was a teammate of Packers’ T Kevin Barry at Hutchinson (KS) Community College…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins played with Packers’ C/G Grey Ruegamer and G Adrian Klemm in New England…
Vikings’ QB Brad Johnson was a teammate of Packers’ RB coach Edgar Bennett at Florida State…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal played at Notre Dame with Packers’ RB Tony Fisher…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot and Packers’ TE Donald Lee were teammates at Mississippi State…
Vikings’ P Chris Kluwe played at UCLA with Packers’ LB Robert Thomas…
Vikings’ LB Rod Davis and Packers’ C Chris White were teammates at Southern Miss…
Vikings’ G Anthony Herrera played on the line at Tennessee with Packers’ C/G Scott Wells…
Packers’ defensive coordinator Jim Bates held the same position with the Falcons in 1994 when Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played for Atlanta…
Mike Eayrs, the Packers’ Director of Research and Development, served in the same capacity for the Vikings for 16 seasons before joining Green Bay’s staff…
Vikings’ offensive line coach Steve Loney and Packers’ QB coach Darrell Bevell served on the Iowa State staff together in ’97…
Vikings’ defensive assistant/quality control coach Jim Panagos played for Packers’ LB coach Mark Duffner at Maryland…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played for the Bears when Packers’
offensive coordinator Tom Rossley was on the Bears’ staff…
Packers’ TE/assistant offensive line coach Joe Philbin coached the line at Harvard when Vikings’ C Matt Birk played for the Crimson…
Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached on Philadelphia’s staff in 1998 when Packers’ CB Al Harris played for the Eagles…
Vikings’ TE coach John Tice and Packers’ asst. offensive line/quality control coach James Campen were teammates in New Orleans…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot played for the Redskins when Packers’ DT coach
Robert Nunn was on Washington’s staff…
Vikings’ LB E.J. Henderson, TE Jeff Dugan, QB Shaun Hill, and
C Melvin Fowler played at Maryland when Packers’ WR coach James Franklin coached on the Terrapins’ staff…
Packers’ RB ReShard Lee was with the Vikings during the 2005 preseason…Packers’ college scout Lee Gissendaner spent part of the 1996 season on the Vikings’ practice squad.