Four men with NFC North ties were among the 15 finalists announced Saturday for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2012. Final voting will take place Feb. 4. Here is a quick look:
NFC North tie-in: Played for Minnesota Vikings 1990-2001.
NFC North tie-in: Played for Minnesota Vikings 1985-93, 1999.
Comment: Has 150.5 career sacks, fourth-highest in NFL history.
NFC North tie-in: Current Green Bay Packers outside linebackers coach
Comment: Has the most career sacks (160) of any player not in the Hall of Fame.
NFC North tie-in: Played for Detroit Lions 1952-55.
Comment: Nominated by Seniors Committee
Related: Our offseason discussion on the Hall of Fame prospects of Greene and Doleman.