A post-game comment by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers is being perceived as a jab at Seattle's Russell Wilson.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers insisted throughout the week that he wouldn’t be thinking about anything that had happened in past games with the Seattle Seahawks as the two teams prepared for a rematch.
But after the Packers beat the Seahawks 27-17 in Green Bay Sunday night, Rodgers made a comment that appeared to show some of the history with the Seahawks was on his mind. Specifically, comments Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson made after the NFC Championship game crediting the Seahawks’ comeback to God.
Asked after the game a question about the Packers have been able to create and deal with a winning culture, Rodgers said, according to the transcript prepared by the team: “I just think it’s a top-down mentality. It’s being very confident in the preparation and then getting it all from God. I think God was a Packer fan tonight, so He was taking care of us.”
Wilson, who has never been shy in talking about his faith, made several references to God after the win over the Packers, including in comments to Erin Andrews on the field.
As ESPN details, Rodgers referenced those comments the following week, saying: “I don’t think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don’t think he’s a big football fan.”