- Vikings head coach Brad Childress, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, G Artis Hicks, and strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy
were in Philadelphia with Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
- Vikings DT Pat Williams and CB Antoine Winfi eld played for the Buffalo Bills when Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride held the same
position with the Bills.
- Vikings WR Bobby Wade and Giants CB R.W. McQuarters were teammates in Chicago.
- McQuarters played for the 49ers when Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris and WR coach George Stewart were on the staff and in Detroit
when Morris was on the staff there.
- Vikings G Steve Hutchinson and Giants P Jeff Feagles were teammates in Seattle.
- Vikings QB Brooks Bollinger played with Giants T Kareem McKenzie with the Jets.
- Vikings QB Kelly Holcomb and Giants C Shaun O’Hara were teammates in Cleveland.
- Vikings S Darren Sharper, K Ryan Longwell, and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were in Green Bay with Giants G Grey Ruegamer.
- Vikings RB Chester Taylor and Giants QB Anthony Wright were teammates with the Ravens.
- Vikings FB Tony Richardson, LB coach Fred Pagac, and offensive assistant/WRs Chad O’Shea were in Kansas City with Giants LB Kawika
Mitchell, K Lawrence Tynes, and secondary coach/cornerbacks Peter Giunta.