VIKINGS-BEARS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played the first 5 seasons of his career in Chicago (1998-02)…
Vikings’ G David Dixon played at Arizona State when Bears’ head coach Lovie Smith coached on the Sun Devils’ staff…
Smith also coached with Vikings’ RB coach Dean Dalton at Wisconsin in 1987…
Bears’ QB Jeff George played for the Vikings in 1999 and was a teammate of Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross in Atlanta and DE Lance Johnstone in Oakland…
Vikings’ G Chris Liwienski and Bears’ DE Adewale Ogunleye were teammates at Indiana…
Vikings’ DT Chris Hovan and Bears’ T Marc Colombo played at Boston College together…
Vikings’ K Morten Andersen played in Kansas City with Bears’ QB Jonathan Quinn and T John Tait and when Bears’ offensive coordinator Terry Shea coached on the Chiefs’ staff…
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 CB Derek Ross were teammates of Bears’ QB Craig Krenzel 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’ S Willie Offord was a teammate of Bears’ LB Corey Jenkins at South Carolina…
Vikings’ LB Mike Nattiel was a teammate of Bears’ DE Alex Brown, 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 and when Bears’ WR coach Darryl Drake coached on the Longhorns’ staff…
Vikings’ CB Derek Ross was a teammate in Dallas of Bears’ QB Chad Hutchinson…
Vikings;’ CB Ralph Brown and Bears’ P Brad Maynard were teammates with the N.Y. Giants…
Bears’ K Paul Edinger played at Michigan State when Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett was on the Spartans’ staff…
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, CB Derek Ross, 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.