VIKINGS-PACKERS CONNECTIONS – Packers’ head coach Mike Sherman was the offensive line coach at Texas A&M during the 1995 season when Vikings’ TE Hunter Goodwin played for the Aggies…
Vikings’ DT Billy Lyon played five seasons in Green Bay (1998-02)…
Vikings’ LB Henri Crockett and Packers’ CB Al Harris were teammates in high school at Pompano Beach (FL) High…
Crockett was also a teammate of Packers’ DT Larry Smith at Florida State…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and defensive backs coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached for Green Bay during the 2000 season…
Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon played for Miami when Packers’ offensive line coach Larry Beightol was on the Dolphins’ staff…
Vikings’ DT Chris Hovan played at Boston College when Packers’ TE coach Jeff Jagodzinski was on the Eagles’ staff…
Vikings’ offensive coordinator Scott Linehan played at Idaho when Packers’ defensive coordinator Ed Donatell was on the Vandals’ staff and the two also coached together at Idaho in 1988…
Packers’ RB Tony Fisher was a teammate of Vikings’ T Mike Rosenthal at Notre Dame…
Vikings’ WR D’Wayne Bates played for the Chicago Bears when Packers’ assistant head coach/defensive backs coach Bob Slowik was the Bears’
defensive coordinator…
Packers’ DT Gilbert Brown was selected by the Vikings in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie and Packers’ RB Najeh Davenport were teammates at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett and WR Nick Davis played at Wisconsin with Packers’ T/G Mark Tauscher…
Vikings’ S Brian Russell played with Packers’ DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila at San Diego State…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte was a teammate of Packers’ FB Nick Luchey in Cincinnati last season…
Vikings’ DE Chuck Wiley played one season in Carolina with Packers’ LB Hannibal Navies and TE Wesley Walls…
Navies was also a teammate of Vikings’ LS Brody Liddiard at Colorado…
Vikings’ RB Onterrio Smith was a teammate of Packers’ T Chad Clifton at the University of Tennessee in 1999…
Packers’ WR coach Ray Sherman was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator 1999 and the team’s QB coach from 1995-97…
Vikings’ linebackers coach Brian Baker and Packers’ running backs coach Sylvester Croom coached together in San Diego (1996) and with the Detroit Lions (1997-2000). Croom also coached in San Diego for two seasons (1992-1993) with Vikings’ defensive coordinator/defensive line coach George O’Leary…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne played in Detroit when Croom was on the Lions’ staff…
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’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman was on the Seahawks’ staff in 1989 when Packers’ defensive line coach Jethro Franklin
played for Seattle…
Packers’ assistant offensive line coach Joe Philbin coached the line at Harvard when Vikings’ C Matt Birk played for the Crimson…
Vikings’ CB Ken Irvin and Packers’ DB Michael Hawthorne played together with the Saints last season…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and Packers’ special teams
consultant Frank Novak coached with the Houston Oilers together.