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Packer legends say Monday's game against Favre and the Vikings will be personal on both sides

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Packer legends say Monday's game against Favre and the Vikings will be personal on both sides
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The Green Bay Packers will start practicing today for their Monday night game at Minnesota.

And even though the players and coaches are saying it's just another game, Packer legends say they know otherwise.

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Leroy Butler, a safety on 1996 Super Bowl champion Packers, says Brett Favre wants to win this game more than anything and if he does, he'll be OK with losing the next six.

Butler also believes it's personal for Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson, who believed Favre when he said he was retired, and wouldn't let him return last year.

Jerry Kramer, a guard on the Packers' 1960's Glory Years teams, says part of the reason Favre, 39, is still playing is because of the way Thompson shunned him.

And Kramer said the Packers handled it badly.

Antonio Freeman, one of Favre's favorite receiving targets more than a decade ago, says he believes Favre returned just for this game.

Glory Years' defensive end Willie Davis said he respects Favre's right to play for the Vikings but he wonders what motivated him to do it.

Davis said if he was on the field Monday night, he would have a deep desire to get to Favre.

And he believes most of the Packer defensive players feel the same way.

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