VIKINGS-BILLS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield was a 1st-round pick of the Bills in 1999 and played the first five seasons (1999-2003) of his career in Buffalo…
Vikings’ DT Pat Williams played the first eight seasons of his career in Buffalo (1997-2004) after signing with the team as a rookie free agent in ’97…
Vikings’ S Rashad Baker played the past two seasons in Buffalo (2004-05) after signing with the Bills as an undrafted free agent…
Bills’ OL Melvin Fowler played for the Vikings in 2005 and was a teammate of Vikings’ TE Jeff Dugan at Maryland…
Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson played for Bills’ head coach Dick Jauron in Chicago…
Jauron was also in Detroit with Vikings’ offensive line coach Pat Morris and RB Artose Pinner…
Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress and asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber
coached at Wisconsin when Bills’ LS Mike Schneck was a Badger…
Vikings’ RB Mewelde Moore played at Tulane with Bills’ QB J.P. Losman…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie blocked for Bills’ RB Willis McGahee at Miami…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot was coached by Bills’ defensive backs coach George Catavolos when he held the same position with the Redskins in 2002-03…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and C Jason Whittle were tutored by Bills’ offensive line coach Jim McNally when he coached the N.Y. Giants’ offensive line…
Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott played at Ohio State with Bills’ DT Tim Anderson, S Donte Whitner, and CB Ashton Youboty…
Scott and Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield were also teammates of Bills’ CB Nate
Clements with the Buckeyes…
Vikings’ S Darren Sharper, K Ryan Longwell, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were in Green Bay with Bills’ S Matt Bowen…
Bowen was also a teammate of Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot in Washington…
Vikings’ WR Billy McMullen and Bills’ LB Angelo Crowell played together at Virginia…
Vikings’ CB Ronyell Whitaker played at Virginia Tech with Bills’ WR Andre Davis…
Vikings’ DT Ross Kolodziej, asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber, and asst. special teams coach Brian Murphy were at Wisconsin with Bills’ WR Lee Evans…
Hueber and Murphy were also at Wisconsin when Bills’ S Jim Leonhard played for the Badgers…
Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal and QB coach Kevin Rogers were at Notre Dame with Bills’ G Mike Gandy…
Gandy, Bills’ FB Daimon Shelton, and RB Anthony Thomas played with Vikings’ WR Marcus Robinson in Chicago…
Thomas was a teammate of Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson at Michigan…
Vikings’ G Anthony Herrera was a teammate of Bills’ LB Jabari Greer at Tennessee…
Vikings’ CB Fred Smoot played at Mississippi State with Bills’ LB Mario Haggan…
Vikings’ G Steve Hutchinson and Bills’ K Rian Lindell were teammates in Seattle…
Bills’ LB coach Matt Sheldon played defensive back at the University of Minnesota and was a graduate assistant at Wisconsin when Vikings’ head coach Brad Childress and asst. offensive line coach Jim Hueber were on the Badgers’ staff. Sheldon was on the Vikings’ coaching staff briefly in 2006…
Vikings’ RB Ciatrick Fason played at Florida when Bills’ WR coach Tyke Tolbert was on the Gators’ staff…
Vikings’ WR Troy Williamson and Bills’ S Ko Simpson were teammates at South Carolina…
Vikings’ S Dwight Smith played in New Orleans in 2005 with Bills’ RB Anthony Thomas…
Vikings’ defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin and Bills’ offensive line coach Larry
Zierlein coached on the University of Cincinnati staff together…
Vikings’ defensive line coach Karl Dunbar coached on LSU’s staff when Bills’ WR Josh Reed and TE Robert Royal played for the Tigers. Dunbar was also Bills’ DT Kyle Williams’ position coach at LSU in 2005…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins and special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro were in Carolina with Bills’ OL Tutan Reyes.