VIKINGS-PACKERS CONNECTIONS – Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and defensive backs coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached for Green Bay during the 2000 season…
Packers’ LB Nick Rogers was a 6th-round pick by the Vikings in 2002 and spent two seasons in Minnesota (2002-03)…
Rogers was a teammate of Vikings’ WR Kelly Campbell and T Nat Dorsey at Georgia Tech…
Packers’ TE Ben Steele was with the Vikings during the past two training camps (2003-04)…
Vikings’ CB Ralph Brown and Packers’ RB Ahman Green were teammates at Nebraska…
Vikings’ CB Antoine Winfield and CB Derek Ross played at Ohio State with Packers’ LB Na’il Diggs…
Ross and Vikings’ DE Darrion Scott were also teammates of Packers’
DE Kenny Peterson and P B.J. Sander with the Buckeyes…
Vikings’ DE Lance Johnstone was a teammate of Packers’ DT Grady Jackson in Oakland…
Vikings’ DE Kenny Mixon and Packers’ S Mark Roman were
teammates at LSU…
Mixon played for the Dolphins when Packers’ offensive line coach Larry Beightol was on Miami’s staff…
Vikings’ T Bryant McKinnie and Packers’ RB Najeh Davenport were teammates at the University of Miami…
Vikings’ RB Michael Bennett played at Wisconsin with Packers’ T/G Mark
Tauscher…
Bennett’s uncle, Tony, played for the Packers from 1990-93...
Vikings’ S Brian Russell and RB Larry Ned played with Packers’ DE Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila at San Diego State…
Vikings’ QB Gus Frerotte was a teammate of Packers’ FB Nick Luchey and S Mark Roman in Cincinnati and played there when Packers’ LB coach Mark Duffner was on the Bengals’ staff…
Vikings’ TE Jermaine Wiggins was a teammate of Packers’ LB Hannibal Navies in Carolina and Wiggins played with Packers’ C/G Grey Ruegamer in New England…
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 in 1999 and the team’s QB coach from 1995-97…
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’ WR Marcus Robinson played for the Bears when Packers’ offensive coordinator Tom Rossley and defensive coordinator Bob Slowik were on the Bears’ staff…
Vikings’ special teams coach Rusty Tillman was on the Seahawks’ staff in 1989 when Packers’ defensive line coach Jethro Franklin played for Seattle…
Packers’ TE/assistant offensive line coach Joe Philbin coached the line at
Harvard when Vikings’ C Matt Birk played for the Crimson…
Vikings’ WR coach Charlie Baggett and Packers’ special teams consultant Frank Novak coached with the Houston Oilers together…
Novak coached in San Diego when Vikings’ P Darren Bennett and CB Terrance Shaw were with the Chargers…
Vikings’ assistant secondary coach Kevin Ross played in Kansas City with Packers’ P Bryan Barker and when Packers’ DB coach Kurt Schottenheimer was on the Chiefs’ staff…
Vikings’ LB Chris Claiborne played for Detroit in 2002 when Schottenheimer was the Lions’ defensive coordinator and also in 2001 when Packers’ special assistant Vince Tobin ran the Lions’ defense…
Vikings’ S Corey Chavous played for Tobin in Arizona when he was the
head coach there…
Vikings’ secondary coach Chuck Knox Jr. coached on Philadelphia’s staff in 1998 when Packers’ CB Al Harris played for the Eagles.