January 20, 2022

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Packers face the Vikings in Week 17

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Packers face the Vikings in Week 17

Packers defensive backs/passing game coordinator coach Jerry Gray coached the Vikings’ defensive backs from 2014-19…Packers executive vice president/ director of football operations Russ Ball served as the senior football administrator for the Vikings from 1999-2000…Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst’s father, John, served as the head coach of the University of Minnesota from 1985-91. The younger Gutekunst attended high school at Robbinsdale Armstrong in Plymouth, Minn. and Totino-Grace in Fridley, Minn…Packers outside linebackers coach Kirk Olivadotti’s father, Tom, coached for the Minnesota Vikings from 1996-99…Packers head coach Matt LaFleur was Vikings QB Kirk Cousins’ position coach in Washington for two seasons (2012-13)…Cousins and Packers LB Preston Smith played together for the Washington Football Team over the course of three seasons (2015-17)…Vikings QB Sean Mannion was on the Los Angeles Rams’ roster when LaFleur served as offensive coordinator in 2017…LaFleur and Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell coached together in Washington in 2010-11…Packers T/G Billy Turner is from Shoreview, Minn. and attended Mounds View High School outside of Minneapolis…Turner’s father, Maurice, was a 12th-round draft choice by the Vikings in 1983 and played for Vikings in 1984-85…Vikings coaches Rick Dennison, Klint Kubiak and Brian Pariani were all on the Denver coaching staff in 2016 while Turner played for the Broncos…Packers LB De’Vondre Campbell played at the University of Minnesota…Vikings LB Ryan Connelly played collegiately at the University of Wisconsin…Packers RB Aaron Jones was coached by Vikings offensive quality control coach AC Patterson during his freshman season at Texas-El Paso…Vikings WR Chad Beebe’s father, Don, played for the Packers from 1996-97 and was a member of the Super Bowl XXXI champion team…Vikings offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers coach Christian Jones played with Packers DL Tyler Lancaster and DL Dean Lowry at Northwestern and was coached by Packers tight ends coach Justin Outten at Westfield HS in Houston, Texas…Minnesota running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu coached in Jacksonville for four years (2006-09) during Green Bay TE Marcedes Lewis’ time with the Jaguars…Lewis spent two seasons (2004-05) with Vikings special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken at UCLA…Lewis was teammates at UCLA with Vikings offensive line coach Phil Rauscher…Polamalu coached at UCLA while Green Bay DL Kenny Clark played for the Bruins (2014-15)…Vikings assistant offensive line coach Ben Steele played TE for the Packers for two seasons (2004-05)…Vikings defensive quality control/assistant defensive line coach Imarjaye Albury Sr. briefly spent time with the Green Bay Packers in 2017 at rookie minicamp.