The following interview is from Wednesday's conference call with Packers head coach Mike Sherman.

How do you feel about playing the Bears?
"Any time you play the Bears the collective juices are rolling whether you're winning or losing and unfortunately for us we've lost a couple here. This is a great game and our guys look forward to playing it because of the rivalry. Our fans love it as do the Bear fans so it should be a great football game."

On the Bears' OT game versus Detroit and the Lions' coin-toss decision?
"That's a situation that until you're in it, you don't know. Wind is a factor in football games if you ask me or Brett Favre or our quarterback coach what's the one thing that can effect the football game it's the wind. I think wind is a factor to be honest with you."

Brett Favre's last couple games.
"I think, as I told him, I said, 'You were playing lights out for awhile you had to come back to Earth with the rest of us here,' and that's where he's landed. He needs to get back on track hopefully and the Bears have their plans to keep him from doing that and hopefully we can but we'll see."

Is Favre still affected by his knee injury?
"I don't think that's the case. There have been a couple situations in which we've forced the ball and done some things we probably shouldn't have done and sometimes those things worked for him and sometimes they didn't. The last couple games they haven't so we'll back off some of that stuff and get back to basics."

Thoughts on Henry Burris.
"Happy Hank, he always had a smile on his face and I know he's excited about being a Bear and he's a guy that has a very strong arm, no question about that. He studies extremely hard and he'll memorize that playbook inside and out, I know that."

How are you game-planning for Chicago's quarterbacks?
"You can say enough about the job, you know, obviously Chandler has had success against us a year ago and Miller, the job he did the other night was just phenomenal. He is a true warrior and I have the utmost respect for Jim and how he helped the Bears win that game the other day. That was a great effort on his part. We just have to go by the schemes and they interchange those quarterbacks and we've got to play their receivers, they've got a great set of receivers as well and A-Train in the backfield and Johnson and the whole thing so we've got our hands full."

Is this your sixth different offensive line combo?
"I stopped counting after four, actually, so I really couldn't tell you. It's all part of the game, I know the Bears are facing a similar situation with injuries, we've had our injuries. It's tough but it's life in the National Football League unfortunately and you just have to keep going no one really cares one way or the other. The fans don't care if you're banged and who's missing and who's in there you just have to try and win the football game and that's the attitude we have to try and take."

Has it been tough on you after Sunday's game versus Tampa Bay and the aftermath?
"I didn't want it to be a distraction and it really has ended in my mind. It rose to a level that I certainly didn't want it to be but my focus has been on the Bears and we've been doing our preparation over the last couple days and get going."

Commissioner's edict?
"I think the commissioner was 100% accurate in what he said and how he said it. Everybody just needs to take care of their own business. This is a great game and we don't want to tarnish it in any way."

Regrets about Sunday?
"You just said it, life just goes on and you have to move forward and I'm not spending a lot of time on this issue any more. I've addressed it, said my piece and it's time to move on and that's what I'm planning on doing."

Chad Clifton's status?
"He's probably going to be lost for the season. He's in the hospital up here in Green Bay right now and just trying to get him where he can get comfortable. He's in a lot of pain right now and the doctors are trying to get him to where he's comfortable. He won't be able to walk for quite awhile."

Spine damage?
"Not to my knowledge at this point."

Clifton's injury a rallying point for Green Bay?
"I don't know ... hopefully playing the Bears is enough of a rallying point that we need."

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