Vikings/Raiders NFL Connections
- Vikings head coach Brad Childress, defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, strength and conditioning coach Tom Kanavy were in Philadelphia
with Raiders DE Derrick Burgess and TE Tony Stewart.
- Vikings G Artis Hicks was a teammate of Burgess with the Eagles.
- Vikings S Dwight Smith was a teammate of Raiders DT Warren Sapp and T Cornell Green with the Buccaneers.
- Vikings QB Brooks Bollinger and Raiders RB Lamont Jordan were teammates with the Jets.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart coached on the Falcons staff when Raiders RB Justin Griffi th played for Atlanta.
- Vikings K Ryan Longwell and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell were in Green Bay with Raiders LB Robert Thomas in 2005.
- Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and S Mike Doss were in Indianapolis with Raiders RB Dominic Rhodes.
- Vikings S Darren Sharper and K Ryan Longwell were teammates of Raiders quality control/special teams coach Curtis Fuller with the
Packers in 2003.
- Vikings WR coach George Stewart and Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp coached together in San Francisco and Atlanta.
- Vikings offensive line coach Pat Morris and Stewart coached on the 49ers staff with Knapp and Raiders RB coach Tom Rathman.
- Morris was Raiders C Jeremy NewberryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s position coach with the 49ers.
- Morris and Rathman also coached on the Detroit Lions staff together.