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Mike Pettine (PETT-in), enters his second season with the Minnesota Vikings as the assistant head coach and 21st overall in the NFL. Pettine brings 29 seasons of overall coaching experience to the staff, stemming in the high school, collegiate and professional ranks.
In 2022, Pettine helped coach the Vikings defense to the third-most passes defensed in the NFL (87), including 15 interceptions, which was tied for 10th in the league. Under Pettine's guidance, OLB Za'Darius Smith finished the season with 100 sacks, marking his third season with double-digit sacks. CB Patrick Peterson ranked sixth in the NFL in passes defensed (15) and eighth in interceptions (5).
In 2021, Pettine helped get the Chicago defense back to the top 10 in total defense, finishing the season as the sixth-ranked unit, allowing only 316.7 yards per game. Under Pettine's guidance, pass rusher Robert Quinn finished second in sacks (18.5) and Roquan Smith finished fifth in the league in total tackles (163). Chicago's defense also recorded 49 sacks on the season, the fourth-most in the league.
In his final season in Green Bay, Pettine helped the Packers to the NFC Championship Game, leading a defense that ranked No. 7 in the NFL in passing yards allowed (221.2) and No. 9 in total yards allowed (334.0) in 2020. The Packers also ranked third in fewest plays allowed of 20+ yards, eighth in red zone scoring efficiency (57.7%) and tied for 10th in sacks (41). Following the season, edge rusher Za'Darius Smith and cornerback Jaire Alexander were named Second-Team All-Pro by The Associated Press.