Aaron Rodgers: God was a Packers fan on Sunday night

AP

After the Seahawks beat the Packers in last season’s playoffs, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson shared his belief that God had a hand in the team’s victory.

Wilson, who has never been shy about discussing his belief that God takes an active role in determining the outcome of football games, said his four interceptions in the game were part of a divine plan to make Seattle’s ultimate win “so dramatic, so rewarding, so special.” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he didn’t think anyone upstairs cared about more than the people involved in the game, but he may have reconsidered.

Either that or he may have decided to give a different answer as a way to tweak the Seahawks quarterback after Rodgers was on the right side of a comeback win on Sunday night. Rodgers revisited the question of divine interference in football after the 27-17 win came to an end.

“And then getting help from God. I think God was a Packers fan tonight, so he was taking care of us,” Rodgers said, via ESPN.com.

Rodgers was not chugging nanobubble-rich water while making the comment, in case you were wondering.

With running back Eddie Lacy joining Jordy Nelson on the sideline with injuries, Sunday night certainly provided Rodgers and Green Bay with a test. It was one that the Packers passed, whether or not anyone was pulling the strings from up above.

137 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: God was a Packers fan on Sunday night

  1. Does this qualify as cheating via God? Perhaps

    God Himself may soon be looking at a suspension unless God bows down before Roger and begs forgiveness – only then would His suspension be reduced

    The Owners and their puppet Commissioner have turned the greatest sport on earth into a running punch line of a corrupt joke – let’s hope they’re all made to watch the 60 Minutes expose on Deflategate and fire Goodell for tarnishing the shield

  2. I’m not particularly religious, but it’s not uncommon for players to give credit to god, so I’m not sure what his hangup is on Russell doing so. Seems like an unprovoked shot from a guy who has already gone on record not having that particular belief.

  3. God said yes my son, the Shehawks are a team of the past! Because of greed, selfishness and players always saying look at Me, instead of look at Us!!

  4. I am going to go with tweaking Russell Wilson who probably chalks up the loss to not drinking enough nanobubble water.

  5. Sure, I think pretty much every football game is determined by God. (S)he places his bets in vegas and then strikes unsuspecting teams with ACL injuries or crappy O-line play.

    Every week, (s)he is a perfect 16/16 in games picked.

  6. God loves people, not football teams.

    And let’s also remember He loves everyone equally, whether you win or you lose.

    It’s easy to become ego-centric and think that God is for you and not your opponents.

    Of course God loves Russell, but let’s not forget He loves the fans, the general manager, the refs, the guy who cleans the bathrooms or sells hot dogs and beers, and, yeah, even the players who beat their girlfriends.

  7. God is always a Packer fan! He likes good teams. There are no other good teams in the NFL.

    We are on the way to yet another Super Bowl. Looks like nothing can stop us this year.

  8. What an SOB!

    95% hypocrite as well.

    At least when things go wrong he doesn’t blame God, but at the same time, Rodgers should be thanking Him, not proclaiming Him a Packers fan.

    Plain and simple, God watches all games.

  9. Uhhh… Aaron?

    FYI: God is NOT a Packers fan. That’s why he made it so cold and miserable in Wisconsin during the winter. He certainly isn’t a Seahawk or Patri*t fan either. (God doesn’t like cheaters)

    God is a Broncos fan… that’s why sunsets are orange.

    Sincerely,
    Bronco Nation

  10. If God cares about football does that make Cleveland fans Job? Heaven knows they have suffered enough.

  11. I’m sure some will get on Rodgers’ case for making fun of Wilson. I agree with his main point that the concept of God has nothing to do with football.

  12. I don’t think any God really cares one way or another about who wins any game. He has more important things to worry about, such as who wins the GOP nomination and how he can inspire those who make decisions in his name to be hateful, spiteful, selfish hypocrites.

  13. Anyone who has listened or watch Rodgers over the years knows that he likes to needle the competition in press interviews. This comment is just that.

    My favorite was when he was drinking a purple colored grape soda after beating the Vikings and then insisting he just happens to like grape soda. That might be true but not as much as he enjoys beating the Vikings, some 9 times over the last 5 years.

  14. Moronic comment. That any supreme being would worry about a sports contest when the world is full of wars, mayhem and corruption is beyond ridiculous.

  15. Congratulate to the Packers for beating a below 500 team this year. A team i predicted won’t make the playoff this year before the season started. A team that couldn’t even beat the pathetic Rams last week., who got killed by the low Redskin this week. The Packers will not beat the Vikings this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Vikes !!!

  16. Congratulation to the Packers for beating a below 500 team this year. A team i predicted won’t make the playoff this year before the season started. A team that couldn’t even beat the pathetic Rams last week., who got killed by the low Redskin this week. The Packers will not beat the Vikings this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Vikes !!!

  17. not good Aaron… thought more of you before this statement.

    We all have our own beliefs…to rub the nose of your opponent in his beliefs after beating him doesn’t show any form of grace.

    Not good…..thought you were a bigger man that that.

  18. I’m not sure if God was a Packer fan last night, but the referees were certainly Packer fans.

  19. Good Lord! What did Russell do to anger his God? Could it be working on a Sunday? Or could it be that, if there is a God, He might (like most of the rest of us) consider Russell’s opinions of Divine interest in Seattle’s scorelines just a tad narcissistic or megalomaniacal?

  20. Any footballer who says the team won because God decided which team to root for is frankly a little crazy. I expected better from the great Aaron Rodgers.

  21. I am not a Packers fan, but am an admirer of Rodgers’ talents. However, I am disappointed by the sarcastic comment. It contains a level of unnecessary intellectual arrogance and a dash hypocrisy disguised as humor. Neither of which speaks well of him as a person.

  22. not good Aaron… thought more of you before this statement.

    We all have our own beliefs…to rub the nose of your opponent in his beliefs after beating him doesn’t show any form of grace.

    Not good…..thought you were a bigger man that that.
    —————
    But declaring God gave you victory in the NFCCG to a team heartbroken by their own failure is?

    Grow a pair, man up, and stop being so insulted by every little thing. You represent everything wrong with this country. God doesn’t care about football.

  23. Loved it.
    It’s hard not to take it personally when Wilson essentially said “God loves me more than you”…
    Preposterous to bring God into the result of a football game as Wilson did, and a nice response by Rodgers.

  24. so, wait. was it classy when Wilson said his all-knowing and all-powerful god prefers him over the more talented QB? that’s not self righteous at all.

  25. He’s obviously trolling Wilson with this.

    Anyone complaining about Rogers comment really needs to grow up and realize that all beliefs don’t need to be respected or shielded from laughable ridicule. All you are granted is the freedom to believe whatever you want. Beyond that nothing is guaranteed.

  26. Meanwhile the Vikings still haven’t beat a team with a winning record since 2013.

    I think we all can agree to the Lions window is officially closed. Defensive line which was always a strength is now a weakness. Apparently Megatron is no longer a deep threat and has turned into a possession receiver. Stafford has been vastly overrated since entering the league.

    When it’s all said and done, the road to SB50 will run through Green Bay in the NFC. Good luck (Liam Nelson voice.)

    Side note – ARod hasn’t thrown an INT in Lambeau since 2012. That’s just silly.

  27. Rodgers sound like a bright guy. We could use more level-headed leaders in the NFL. There’s a good reason this guy is better than the rest, and that’s because he has the brain to back his talent.

  28. codythao35 says:
    Congratulate to the Packers for beating a below 500 team this year. A team i predicted won’t make the playoff this year before the season started. A team that couldn’t even beat the pathetic Rams last week., who got killed by the low Redskin this week. The Packers will not beat the Vikings this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Vikes !!!
    ———————————
    LOL…the final score of this game really crushed you emotionally, didn’t it?

    Well, you Viking fans are going to require a whole team of psychiatrists when the Pack wins Championship #14 in February. Get ready for it.

  29. codythao35 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 8:41 AM
    Congratulate to the Packers for beating a below 500 team this year. A team i predicted won’t make the playoff this year before the season started. A team that couldn’t even beat the pathetic Rams last week., who got killed by the low Redskin this week. The Packers will not beat the Vikings this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Vikes !!!

    ———————————————-

    codythao35 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 8:41 AM
    Congratulate to the Vikings for beating a below 500 team this year. A team i predicted won’t make the playoff this year before the season started. A team that couldn’t even beat the pathetic Chargers last week., who got killed by the low Bengals this week. The Vikings will not beat the Packers this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Pack Go !!!

  30. Rodgers isn’t doing some preachy stuff for everyone saying he’s turning into Wilson. That was a straight jab at him for saying that after the NFC Title game. Another one of Rodgers suttle Purple Crush moments.

  31. man, people are so thick.

    No, Aaron is not suddenly born again, ((not that there is anything wrong with that) it was a quick little harmless jab at Russel’s comments from last year.

    what it does show though is these athletes don’t have as short a memory as we think they do.

  32. I love Rodgers comment. I have no problem at all with a player who has faith and likes to share it. The problem I have is with players like Russell Wilson who seem to actually believe that God favors one over another. I suppose then he should believe that God favored the Patriots in the Super Bowl?

  33. “The Packers will not beat the Vikings this year, not even one game. Sad but true. Go Vikes !!!”

    please, please, please come back to this thread at the end of the season and eat your crow. but, you won’t because we ALL know that is not the true feelings in your heart. are we suppose to get mad at you and shout you down to keep you quiet? hahaha. i think your team’s performance will suffice. #NoChampionships. ever.

  34. Standard classless remark from a smarmy, entitled golden-boy being pandered to by the media. What else is new?

  35. What makes his dig even better is all of the fans getting upset. It was a jab at Wilson because he often says that God helped him at the Hawks win…….RRLAX

  36. It is silly how so many people don’t realize that Rodgers is just messing around here. You need to take your sensitive rear ends to another sport. Try badminton. It is also silly how many Rodgers haters there are. I guess you’re going to receive some hate when you’re the best quarterback on the planet. Perhaps the silliest thing is the delusional Vikings fans. Instead of trying to downplay the Packers victory, why don’t you polish one of the Vikings world championship trophies? Oh wait… where are they? At least you can win some on Madden. Go Pack Go!

  37. anyone taking this comment literally, read the article first. he was trolling Russell Wilson. He said multiple times this offseason he doesn’t think God cares that much about who wins sporting events.

  38. LOL at all of the simpleton’s who don’t realize that Arron is joking and LOL at all those who can’t take a joke. Geez.

  39. Lol @ codythao.

    I guess we should be congratulating your lowly team for beating a below .500 Lions team.

    In due time, you will be reminded why your vikings don’t match up against a far superior packer team. Keep on trolling though. Keeps me entertained.

  40. Player A likes talking about his religious views
    Player B pokes fun at player A because of his religious views.

    Player A gets bashed even more by fans. Player B gets a pass.

    You ppl are so backwards.

  41. Hi I’m Butthurt Aaron Rodgers, and I cannot get over my team completely choking in the NFC Champ game, so I’m gonna take a shot at another mans religion. But heck that’s OK cause it’s now PC to rip on Christians but not other religions. It’s week 2 Aaron, not the playoffs.

  42. Great job Pack! Karma for the BS call in 2012 right????

    Seattle may want to get Chancellor in ASAP! Doesn’t even look like the same dominant team from the last couple of years…

  43. Must’ve been after seeing that fumble call.

    I’m glad God decided to throw a bone to Pack fans – it’s been difficult on them since they choked away their chance at a Super Bowl last year.

  44. purpleandgoldforever says:
    Sep 21, 2015 8:20 AM

    Plain and simple, God watches all games.
    —————————-

    He’s got NFL Sunday Ticket?

  45. One of the most impressive things to me about Aaron Rodgers is how he has figured out (mostly) not to get hurt. After five seasons, concussions, broken clavicle etc.. it looked like he wasn’t long for the NFL.

  46. packerfan4life1 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 5:54 AM

    Best QB in the game now and on the verge of becoming the greatest ever. Check the stats. Men lie, women lie, the numbers don’t.

    ————

    I am a Brady fan admittedly, so I am biased. I think Rodgers is awesome. His arm is crazy and he can scramble and make plays with his legs and throw on the run better than anyone I have seen.

    That said, it’s partially about results to be considered the greatest ever. Losing to the Giants in the 2011 season was a disaster, having the 49ers end 2 of his seasons badly and then the way last year ended, with a loss to the Bills that was terrible and cost them the home field advantage and then the playoff game debacle. All that leaves me wondering if Rodgers can get it done when it counts. He’s not the best at coming from behind in the 4th and getting wins, and I think it has cost him some wins. Brady, Manning, Elway, Montana, Marino, etc. all had their issues too, but I think Rodgers still has a lot to prove to be considered the greatest ever. TD to Int ratio and passer rating won’t get it done.

  47. “All that leaves me wondering if Rodgers can get it done when it counts. He’s not the best at coming from behind in the 4th and getting wins.”

    =================================

    Could that be because he’s rarely behind in the 4th quarter and doesn’t get many chances to do it? Just a thought.

  48. As a Christian, I wish some Christians would realize God cares about the character of His people. He doesn’t send His angels to get you across the goal line in a football game, or make sure you catch the ball. That would be cheating. God doesn’t cheat. There is nothing wrong with someone thanking God for the skill they have, or the fact that they can play at that level, those things are gifts. God doesn’t have a favorite sport team. He sent His Son to save the world, not a game. I cringe when I hear dumb things like God chose our team to win. I’m like really, show me in scripture where it says that. Sometimes you get you win, and sometimes you get your butt kicked, that’s football.

  49. krm62015 says:
    Sep 21, 2015 10:47 AM
    Hi I’m Butthurt Aaron Rodgers, and I cannot get over my team completely choking in the NFC Champ game, so I’m gonna take a shot at another mans religion. But heck that’s OK cause it’s now PC to rip on Christians but not other religions. It’s week 2 Aaron, not the playoffs.
    ——————————————

    Rodgers is not taking a shot at Wilson’s religion- he too is Christian.

    Wilson was saying that God favors the Seahawks. That in itelf is very Un-Christianlike.

    Rodgers is saying that God doesn’t favor one over another.

  50. Reason #84 to love Aaron Rodgers. Listen, I’m from metro Detroit but would love to switch my “hometeam” to the Packers. Acceptable? If anyone watches the Lions, this will get more likes than dislikes…

  51. Wow, some of you need to calm down and learn to appreciate cheeky humor.

    Rodgers is extremely witty and his delivery is always the best.

  52. It seems from last years NFC Championship game that God also has a pretty good sense of humor. Now you go and set God up for late season zinger? Good luck A-Rodge, God help you. You’ll need it.

  53. Rodgers is too good of a QB to have to go there….no reason to hit Wilson like that after you win a game, its not necessary, you wouldn’t see Tom Brady say that to a competitor, I lost some respect for Rodgers after that…leave that stuff to guys like Manziel not guys who are considered the greatest of their time

  54. I can’t say for certain if God watches football or even cares who wins. But if he does, I’m pretty sure he doesn’t care much for the Vikings because who else can explain all the terrible tradegies that befall them.

  55. Wilson is a bit wacked with the way he talks sometimes but that shot was not called for. Wilson’s babble was never a shot at Rodgers.

    I thought Rodgers had more class than that. This is what happens when you spend too much time in Green Bay.

  56. whynotjustadmitit says:
    Sep 21, 2015 7:25 AM

    Unnecessary. Don’t care your stance, that’s taking a shot at a religion, not just Wilson.
    —————————————————————-

    You’re 100% wrong. He was not taking a shot at religion, or even Wilson’s religion. He was taking a shot at the statement that God favored the Seahawks over the Packers last year. That’s all.

  57. Not crazy about either Wilson or Rodgers on this one. Certainly thank God for your blessings, if that’s what you believe. Let’s have some objectivity here. Btw, Rodgers is a hipster and so full of himself. I’d rather have a beer with Favre anyday!

  58. 250dollarnflowner says:
    Sep 21, 2015 10:19 AM
    Rodgers is a arrogant punk. That’s why a lot of former teammates have come out and said he is a jerk. He is a jerk, he will always be a jerk.

    15 53

    A lot of former teammates? You mean Greg Jennings and his sister?

  59. Russell has played in the last two SB’s. He has as many rings as Rodgers. He beat GB to go to the SB last year. Who is really laughing here? But hey, congrats on that week 2 “revenge game” there Aaron.

  60. uglydingo says:
    Sep 21, 2015 9:02 AM
    Any footballer who says the team won because God decided which team to root for is frankly a little crazy. I expected better from the great Aaron Rodgers.
    ———–
    You’re one dense human being. We all laugh at you.

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