Aaron Rodgers took a shot at Russell Wilson following the Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks game. Rodgers, who finally ended his three-game losing streak against Wilson and the Seahawks, brought God into it during his postgame comments. A report from ESPN.com relayed the transcript of his comments, shining a lot of negative light on the reigning NFL MVP. One comment in particular was in answer to a question about what helped the Packers win.
“And then getting help from God. I think God was a Packers fan tonight, so he was taking care of us.”
A report from Sports Illustrated following the Seattle Seahawks winning the 2015 NFC Championship Game had some different comments from Rodgers. Still bristling about losing again to the Seahawks, Rodgers made some pointed remarks about Russell Wilson and his faith.
“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.”
Rodgers’ comments came after Wilson credited God for the Seahawks beating the Packers to make it to a second-straight Super Bowl. He made his point pretty clear at the time but doesn’t appear to be done taking shots at Wilson for his beliefs. The comments on Sunday, September 21 seemed unnecessary and out-of-place after the Packers put together a great game against the rival Seahawks.
Wilson has not yet commented on what Rodgers had to say, but he will certainly be asked about it when the Seahawks speak to the media in Week 3. It’s also possible that the Packers and Seahawks could meet again in the 2016 NFL Playoffs, but the Seahawks have a lot of work to do after falling to 0-2 on the season.
In the updated NFL standings, the 0-2 Seahawks are now behind 10 other teams in the NFC. The team has only been outscored by 13 total points in its losses, but most teams that start 0-2 don’t make it to the postseason. The next game for the Seahawks will be the first played in Seattle this season, as the team hosts the Chicago Bears on Sunday, September 27 at 1:25 p.m. PT.
As for the 2-0 Green Bay Packers, the team is now tied for the best record in the entire NFL. The Packers play the Kansas City Chiefs at home in Week 3, with the game taking place on Monday, September 28 at 8:30 p.m. ET. Aaron Rodgers will look to get the Packers to 3-0 and on a path right back to the NFL Playoffs again.
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