I didn't think I had to get up there and make a speech about how important this game was. If they didn't know how important it was, they are in the wrong business."
The loss ended a impressive streak of eight seasons in which the Packers won their final regular-season game.
Sherman wasn't interested in commenting on the streak:
"There is no time to wallow in despair," Sherman said. "We better flush this game out of our system if we have a team coming in here for the playoffs Saturday."
If coach Sherman felt the fire of the loss, quarterback Brett Favre agreed it was a disaster but saw it more like an avalanche: Today, several rocks were sliding down the mountain, but we haven't crumbled yet."