VIKINGS-BEARS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played the first 5 seasons of his career in Chicago (1998-02)…
Vikings’ G Chris Liwienski and Bears’ DE Adewale Ogunleye were teammates at Indiana…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and LB Keith Newman played with Bears’ G Ruben Brown in Buffalo…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell also coached for the Bills during Brown’s time there…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott and Bears’ QB Craig Krenzel were teammates at Ohio State…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played in Arizona with Bears’ RB Thomas Jones…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne and QB Gus Frerotte played in Detroit with Bears’ T Aaron Gibson…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal was a teammate of Bears’ T Mike Gandy at Notre Dame…Rosenthal also played with Bears’ P Brad Maynard with the Giants…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel was a teammate of Bears’ DE Alex Brown, QB Rex Grossman, S Todd Johnson, and DT Ian Scott at Florida…
Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon played on the Dolphins’ line with Bears’ DE Adewale Ogunleye for a season…
Vikings’ LS Cullen Loeffler played at Texas with Bears’ CB Nathan
Vasher…
Vikings’ S Willie Offord and Bears’ LB Corey Jenkins were teammates at South Carolina …
Bears’ K Paul Edinger played at Michigan State when Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett was on the Spartans’ staff…
Vikings’ CB Rushen Jones and Bears’ LB Hunter Hillenmeyer were teammates at Vanderbilt…
Bears’ C Olin Kreutz played at Washington when Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan and offensive assistant/assistant QB coach Randy Hanson were on the Huskies’ staff…
Bears’ QB coach Wade Wilson was an 8th-round draft pick by the Vikings in 1981 and went on to play 11 seasons (1981-91) in Minnesota…
Vikings’ DT Steve Martin played at Missouri when Bears’ special teams coordinator Dave Toub was the Tigers’ strength and conditioning coach…
Bears’ LB coach Bob Babich coached at Tulsa in 1990 when Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte was a freshman for the Hurricanes…
Bears’ asst. special teams coach Charlie Coiner coached at the University of Minnesota in 1987…
Bears’ defensive line coach Karl Dunbar was Vikings’ DT Kevin Williams’ position coach at Oklahoma State in 2002…
Bears’ assistant DB coach Torrian Gray was a 2nd-round draft pick of the Vikings in 1997 and was with the team from 1997-2000…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and DE Darrion Scott played at Ohio State when Bears’ RB coach Tim Spencer coached the Buckeyes’ running backs…
Vikings’ defensive line coach Brian Baker and TE coach John Tice played at Maryland with Bears’ Director of Pro Personnel Bobby DePaul.